PLATE FINAL – STAMFORD DANIEL LAMBERT v TOWN II
Sunday, 24th March, was the date of the first final for the Daniel Lambert Squash Team. What an encounter. A run down on events is as follows.
Kim Cozens at String 5 looking forward to a game against Robin Soar wasn’t to be. A stronger team being put out by Town meant no place for Robin and down to String 5 came Monty. Previous meeting at String 4 had found him to be too strong against us. Battle commenced with Monty winning as expected 9-1, 9-2, 9-2.
Mark Lavers came in to battle with Simon King. A battle it was, going 2 games down 5-9, 1-9, and 6-0 down in the third, Simon was expecting to be off court soon. Not Mark, fighting back to win the third and fourth games 9-7, 9-7. Final game went all the way to 9-9 and after many on court debates by Simon and a few choice words by Mark, Mark went down 9-10. What a game!
A big decision had to made by the captain knowing the strength of their team. Mick Lewis at 3? John Fields at 2? Decision made Mick at 3.
Mick played Mark Philips and went down 6-9 in the first. Mick pulled it together and went on to win the next three. 9-2, 9-7, 9-7. Was this to be the turning point?
John played Bob Green, a player we knew from the past was going to be tough to beat. John got the message from the team above – go on we are still in it. True to form and like he has done on many occasions in the league this season and against Town II went on to win 3-0. 9-5, 9-3, 9-2.
Well it was all down Ian Burnham against young Dan Soar. What a start Ian made winning the first 9-5, winning the second 9-5. Expectations were raised. However, hopes were dashed with the young man’s fitness paying dividends in the end winning the next three 9-1, 9-4, 9-2.
Great time was had by all and further entertainment saw our first team, the Green Man, win the Cup.