Men’s team squash – 2016 week 1

We’re endeavouring to keep the reports bite-size this year so here we go with the Div 1 action from 13 Jan.

1a travelled to Beaconsfield to take on a very under strength Lions team. Unfortunately for the Lions they met a 1a side at full strength and took a 0-5 hammering. Sam Pothecary, Dan Colquhoun, Will Gardner, Paul Bolden and Chris Wildman dropping only 3 points. Meanwhile 1b were making heavier weather of their trip to Wycombe. Having lost 3-2 (15-9) in the home fixture and with Rob Parry and Steve Sieff suffering from ill health and going down tamely, the pressure was on Phil Taylor, James Pearson and Simon Ross to pull out the wins. This is a fixture that 1b would probably have lost last season, but there is more grit in the line up this year, so after Phil and James had dispatched their opponents, Simon Ross showed fighting spirit to come back from 0-2 to get the team over the line 14-9. Next opponent for both sides is table topping AGS, 1a on 20th Jan and 1b the week after.