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Kegworth squash Club

Many club members, left overs from Kegworth Squash Club, which closed in February 1999 will remember one of our then youngsters from the 80’s. Look how he has grown..

Simon Spencer and the webmaster, yours truly represented England in the Home Internationals  in Nottingham, The Park Squash Club,  at the weekend ( Fri/Sat 13/14/5/22) . Simon was seeded 3 in the Men’s Over 55, 5 man, team – I, No 2, in the Men’s O75 team 3 man, team. Men’s O35 And Ladies O55 were also represented.

Unfortunately I lost my record of  never having lost representing England since 1998 – over 50 matches in Total over 20 seasons. Some honour was restored completing the rout of Scotland on Saturday afternoon who were runners up in this agegroup.  Coming back from 2-1 down to win a 34 minute battle in 5, to 11. As there are no older Age group provisions for this event, this is likely to be my  last appearance, being 81 in a few weeks time.

England won all the age Groups. The last event is next weekend  in Cardiff where the MO45 WO45 and MO65 will conclude  this year’s Home International events.

For more information see the England Squash Masters website

Webmaster wins 6th British open Masters title in Hull

I know that some of you might be interested in your webmaster’s activities outside of  the  club. At the weekend I claimed my 6th British Open Title.  see https://englandsquashmasters.co.uk should you have further interest.

Men’s O80. The inspirational elder statesmen of the game were in action today. Led by four time World Champion Adrian Wright (YKS) he showed his renowned solid hitting as he despatched Geoff Coe (CHS) in straight games. In the other semi another former World Masters champion Lance Kinder (HPH) was giving a few years away to National Champion John Blurton (SFD) who proved to strong. A Wright / Blurton final.

Men’s O80s. No one wins four World Masters titles without being able to hit a ball pretty well and Adrian Wright (YKS) can certainly do that. John Blurton (SFD) is the National Champion and has good mobility but he could not match the Silver Fox. A sixth British Open for Wright.

SBS1 Nots League

Further disappointments for the 1st team in the Notts League.
The Captain did get started on time and had his chances in all 3 games but finished up losing 3-0. Our senior marker was impressed by his opponent. So not a bad effort MJW.
Lyndon Kennedy standing in, did well to win points, being 2-1 up at one stage. It was left to Steve Franklin again to salvage some pride with a fine win at No1. 18-5 losers this time.
But a good reunion for some us, who knew quite a few of the opposition – some via their fathers. It so happened that 3 of their players were well short of the total years of our junior marker. And as Lyndon’s victor remarked it is a young man’s game.

Nottinghamshire Squash Leagues

The second half of the season got off to a poor start on Monday 21st February 2022.
The 1st team crashed 5-0 to a bunch of fit students away in Nottingham.
At home the 2nd team fared better, but lost to Racketeers 3 from the Park. Racketeers had been demoted from the first half matches.
Andy Edwards at 4 recovered some mommentum from 2-0 down to run out 3-2 winner, against an agile fit young man.
Lyndon Kennedy at 1 also recovered from a slow start, but played very well in the end to run out a 3-1 winner and earn brownie points for the team who ran out 17-7 points and 3-2 losers.

Trialling of a simpler Management League system

Information has been sent out regarding trialling a simpler league management system. There is confusion over whether players have received this information or just cannot be bothered to read the details.

However the curret leagues are duplicated on this system. Any help in assessing this system is welcome. You do not need to register. Doing so will duplicate the fake entries already there under your name. Please follow the guidance notes in the help file under the Leagues tab on this website