Stamford 1 v Spalding 1 PDL
Peterborough & District Squash League
Division One Team: Spencer Beresford, Alistair Gunn, Jon Oakley, Dave Robinson, Simon Morris
Aces, ‘Appiness & Apple Crumble.
The first match of the season was an away fixture at Spalding Squash and Racquetball Club.
First on court was Gary Slater against Captain Si Morris. Nerves were not evident as Morris made short shrift of the number five of the Spalding squad, frustration at Morris’ retrieval capabilities finally getting the better of him. (3-0)
Up next was Robinson against squash sage Paul Tudor. A scrappy game resulted in Robinson looking dazed & confused as he managed his first ever victory over Welsh Champion Tudor. (3-0)
The court dress code of one un-named team member came close to black-balling the team as he choose the 100% nylon & extra tight “Lord” Coe route of shorts suicide. Luckily he pulled off a great (3-1) victory over Gary Harrison through skill & distraction.
Up next was the team’s secret weapon Alistair Gunn. Over the course of an hour and twenty minutes he twisted and turned his worthy opponent Clyde Finch to a very close match and a crowd-pulling victory. (3-2)
From black-balled to white-washed, as team number one Bez in his inimitable, determined style creamed his way to a victory over injured Andy Walsham without dropping a point. 3-0(27-0)
The evening was sealed off with traditional homemade chilli and lashings of apple crumble. I’m not saying the team was on fire but there was a distinct burning smell in the team car on the trip home! Here’s to the next match in two weeks time.