Squash team enjoy banter

20:39 16 November 2012

Squash.

Squash.

Archant

Sidmouth squash team played their annual league fixture away to Tiverton and came away with a well earned win on the tricky courts at Blundell’s School, writes Alick Russell.

Paul Clare and stand-in captain Alick Russell got the match going in the right direction with good wins at five and four respectively. Clare played sensible squash and won all the key points to defeat a current Devon age group champion 3-1. Russell came back strongly to win 3-1 after a lapse in concentration saw his tricky opponent take the second game.

Paul Symington at number three ensured Sidmouth won the tie with a convincing 3-0 win. Symington is playing excellent squash at the moment and has had some very good wins this season at crucial times.

Second string Nigel De Sousa, playing on the tail end of man ‘flu, looked well below par and lost comfortably to an in-form opponent.

New recruit, Elliott Kingsley, at 17 years of age, is a hot new prospect but was somewhat thrown in at the deep end and played at number one on his debut for the team. He put in a mature performance but lost to an opponent who never stopped running and played his home courts to perfection. In hindsight maybe a few games further down the playing order would have broken him in more gently. Kingsley brings the average age of the team down significantly and could be the start of the next generation of Sidmouth squash players?

Both teams were fed and watered at a local Tiverton public house where the squash was put behind them and the banter commenced.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 08:37
The Under-16s at the conclusion of the 2014/15 season.
Back row; Fin Marks, Connor Murphy, Tyler Wellman, Rowan Symonds, Freddie King, Jonny Dunn, Mark Pearse, Tom Orchard
Front row; Jack De Winton, Tim Jones, Al Forsyth, Jamie Newbery, Ben Gosse, Dylan King, Alex Stone, Joe Miller

Sidmouth Football Club Under-16s reached the end of a long road at the conclusion of the last football season.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:36

Fresh from a big win over table-toppers Feniton, Ottery found themselves playing away against the new league leaders, Cullompton, writes Kit Richards.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:36
Sidmouth's Liam Lewis and Matt Cooke talk tactics. Ref shsp 1610-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth banked 19 points from a narrow nine-run win over Paignton.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:36

Sidmouth 2nd sealed a 12th successive victory to as the Fortfield side move ever closer to a ninth 2nd XI premier title in the last 12 years, after a quick-fire ten wicket win at Paignton II.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:36
Cricket - generic picture

Combatting the strongest bowling attack in the section on a very poor wicket was a challenge which proved to be beyond Ottery St Mary 1st XI who registered only their second reverse of the campaign from their trip to Uplyme, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:35
The Ottery team that won the Jubillee Cup at Lyme Regis; (left to right) Mike Smith, John Ward, Steve Hall and Terry House

Ottery St Mary sent a team of four to compete once again for the Lyme Regis Bowls Club organised Jubilee Cup, and the quartet returned with the shield.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34
Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Zac Johns jumps in to acction. Ref shsp 8024-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sadly, for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI the home fixture with high flying Tiverton Heathcoat followed a similar pattern to the reverse fixture earlier in the season as Rick Jackson’s men slipped to a heavy defeat, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34
Sidmouth's Matt Cooke on his way to a half century at home to Paignton. Ref shsp 1629-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth batsman Matt Cooke, after many ‘near-things’, finally crossed the coveted line and chalked up his first league century for the Fortfield side’s 1st XI, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:33
Golf generic picture

Last Saturday was Lady Captain’s Day at Sidmouth Golf Club, writes Maria Clapp.

Read more
Thu, 12:39
Football generic picture

Ottery St Mary produced a terrific performance to win a pre-season friendly at Beer Albion on Tuesday night.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

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

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition


Devon's trusted business finder