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First West League Match of the season – DLR report

September 30, 2011 1 comment

Wednesday 28th September 2011 – 1st Team
Well Western 1 away for your first match of the season is never easy especially when they’ve strengthened their team with a new 1, 2 and 3 and I get to play Bert (aka R.J.Mitchell) at No.4

First up was me against Bert. Dave Mathie turned up to mark and I said “You’re brave!” which turned out to be prophetic!

(continued below) – To see all the David Lloyd Team reports Click here for Renfrew or here for West End

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British Grand Prix in Manchester 2011

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Ramy Ashour must be pushing the World No.1 position again after an emphatic win over Nick Matthew in the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Well I say emphatic, but Nick took the first game 1-11 so it was looking good for the Yorkshireman after just 8 minutes, but Ramy turned things on their head to take the 2nd game 11-3.

The 3rd game appears to be the crucial point for both players with the defending Champ (Ramy) going 5-0 up and then the World No.1 (Nick) getting back to 4-6. But it was Ramy who went on to win the game 11-7 and then finish things off 11-4 in 1 hour and 7 minutes; leaving Nick to comment “It doesn’t feel like I’m World No.1, he’s beaten me 3 times in a row. But I’ll go away and come back stronger….”

And do you know what? I bet he will be!  (click here for the draw)

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Squash Legends

September 23, 2011 1 comment

As the Legends make their way to Aberdeen this weekend I can tell you first hand that if you go you will see some fantastic displays of squash. I was lucky enough to see them play last weekend at the St Georges Hill Club in Surrey and the squash was brilliant to watch. In fact I’d be amazed if all the players wouldn’t still do very well on the current PSA tour.

The skills were there in abundance and the desire to win certainly hasn’t left any of them – only injuries keep them from doing some serious damage against today’s top professionals!

leg-end & legend

I managed to meet Peter Nicol, Jonathon Power, John White, Simon Parke, Tim Garner, Stephen Meads, Nick Taylor not to mention the eventual winner Anthony Ricketts and had a thoroughly enjoyable time (I also met legends Ross Norman and Peter Marshall who made guest appearances over the weekend). And St George’s Hill squash pro Danny Lee (ex-world 28) helped us raise over £1K for the Food4Africa charity. Have a look the Legends Just Giving page if you’d like to get involved with building a squash court in rural town in South Africa as well as feeeding children.

I’d highly recommend you go and see them all in Aberdeen.

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West Knockout Cup 2011 – Match Report

September 8, 2011 2 comments

Tough match last night v Newlands in the Knockout Cup, especially when they brought in the Glasgow University No.1 to bolster their ranks.

I arrived slightly late to see Sean (Norris) against Newland’s Malky Watt. Sean was moving really well and was challenging Malky all the way. All the way to 14-14 in fact, but Malky just managed to hold him off to take the 1st Read more…

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