Sidmouth Squash and Racketball Club suffer similar fate to last year

11:44 10 April 2014

Sidmouth squash team; (left to right) Paul Clare; Rob Cann; Nigel Desousa; Alick Russell; Paul Symington.

Sidmouth squash team; (left to right) Paul Clare; Rob Cann; Nigel Desousa; Alick Russell; Paul Symington.

Archant

Sidmouth Squash and Racketball Club suffered a similar fate to last year when they travelled to Fort Stamford, Plymouth, to contest the final of the Devon SRA Squash Plate Shield.

In a close encounter with Tiverton Squash Club first team, Sidmouth were defeated, as in last year’s competition, in the final game of the final rubber to be edged out three ties to two!

Late replacement and club captain Rob Cann opened with a straight games defeat to Tivvy number five Alistair King, whilst on the adjacent court Paul Clare got the better of fellow fourth string Gerry Batten 3-1 in a rubber that saw Clare enjoy the majority of good fortune.

The following two games on court were again shared, Alick Russell coming from two games down to defeat Tiverton top string Sean Gunn 3-2 and Paul Symington losing in the deciding fifth game, despite having looked the victor in the early games.

The final and deciding rubber brought together Sidmouth’s Nigel Desousa and Tivertons Ian Jolly.

In a repeat of the deciding match in the 2011 shield final the match ended in an identical result. Desousa took the first and third games to lead 2-1 before Jolly took full advantage of a tiring opponent to take the final two games.

For the fourth year in succession Sidmouth finished just outside the promotion places in fourth, whilst the racketball team went one better than last year finishing second from bottom.

Thanks go to Signs South West for providing the club shirts this season and Lynette and the staff at The Black Horse for sponsorship and the excellent after match meals.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

11:09
Lukasz Kieruczenko (left) and Dave Herbert (right) before they flew solo flights with Devon and Somerset Gliding Club out of North Hill

Friends and work colleagues Dave Herbert from Exmouth and Lukasz Kieruczenko from Exeter both flew solo from North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
Somerset Rebels duo Jake Allen and Charles Wright either side of a Peterborough Panthers rider during the meeting

A force of nature swept through the Oaktree Arena on Tuesday night, and blew away the Peterborough Panthers in this first leg of this Knock Out Cup quarter-final, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
Sidmouth Running Club members at the Blackdown Beauty meeting

Wearing the ‘Mighty Green’ seven members of Sidmouth Running Club headed off to the Blackdown Hills to run the Blackdown Beauty, writes Terry Bewes.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
Louis Spalding (red board) getting set for the 15yrs final

Sunday saw Sidmouth Surf lifesaving club hosting their first open event on Sidmouth Beach.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
Ottery 2nds against Lewdown. Ref shsp 23-16TI 1621. Picture: Terry Ife

Two Sidmouth players are in Devon’s 13-man squad for the Minor Counties Championship game against Wiltshire starting on Sunday at Sandford, writes Conrad Sutclifffe.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:14

Sidmouth only managed to field the minimum four players for their match with Kingston Maurward, played in the delightfully leafy gardens of Kingston Maurward House, near Dorchester, writes David Butler.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:14
Sidmouth 1sts played Torquay on Saturday. End of the innings. Ref shsp 26-16AW 1583. Picture: Alex Walton

A terrific performance from the bowlers saw Sidmouth II to a 73-run win in a low scoring affair against Paignton II.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:14

Sidbury were narrow winners in their latest match, the St John’s School sponsored meeting with Seaton, writes Barney Stone.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:14

I wrote last week how the Sidmouth Jewellers Friday stableford was won impressively by Aston Puckey with 43 points, writes John Barnard.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:14
Golf generic picture

On Wednesday Sidmouth ladies played for the Dodd Salver.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications