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Canary Wharf Squash Classic 2012 Final

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DLR v Newlands 1 – Home (Match Report) 21st March 2012

March 22, 2012 2 comments

Paul Bell, Mark Ford, Peter O'Hara, Malky Watt & Paul Sweeney

Newlands needed 6 points to win the Division 1 West league and with Peter O’Hara, Paul Bell, Mark Ford, Malky Watt and Paul Sweeney (pic left) they were looking odds on to do that.

So first on tonight were Jason Lang and me. Jason was playing Paul Sweeney at No.5 and I was up against Mark Ford at No.3 – now I’d recently sneaked a game off Mark in a National League match (when he wasn’t looking) so I was pretty sure that he’d have both eyes on me this time and I wasn’t too surprised to find that he was watching me like a hawk. Sean marked for the first time in a year, proving he can mark even without glasses (I checked a couple of times by deliberately cheating!!).

By the way, fair warning to all my future opponents, I’ve decided I’m now old enough to start developing an old man’s high lob serve! And I must say it’s really funny to see good players struggle against it. I had a couple of free (and very funny) points against Mark doing just that and now all I have to do is remember to get the serve more!

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Alternative Wednesday match report

So with no match tonight this is the alternative Wednesday match report!

It all started at Whitecraigs when I was coaching a young lad called Steven. He’s only about 9 but he’s pretty good and I got him running around like a good ‘un for an hour! He came off exhausted and happy. And his dad was very impressed with the improvement in his squash (I was equally impressed with the wad of 50s he paid me with). So a beer in the bar later and I was watching the Whitecraigs LT&SC 5 th team.

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Belfast Tour Match Report

It was the official West over 35’s touring side taking on the Northern Ireland league champs, the Civil Service (CS) team. Well I say official, but of course it wasn’t official coz Peter O’Harrow would be missing from the official team* of Owen, Logers and me.

So like a crack o’35 side we were in the bar at the airport and discussed beasting another before departure, but being the professional Owen is (lightweight) he talked us out of it. So we were met by the CS No.1 Dave (Ayerst) who picked us up from George Best Airport and was first on court against Owen (Hadden). Great game this one. Dave gave Owen the run around in the 1st (11-5) and it was difficult to see how Owen was going to make any headway here at all. Dave had a great drive that pinned Owen to the back of the court and not only that, but all of Owen’s half-volley-topspun-crosscourt shots (HVTSCC for short!) were going in the tin……….. (press read more to see the full report)

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Willstrop v Nicol

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DLR v Western 2 – Home (Match Report) 7th March 2012

I spoke to Logie (Iain Logan) earlier this week to organise things for tonight and happened to ask who I was playing. He said it would be Dave Kelly – and he’s been in training all week to play you, by running round large trees and roundabouts!………………………………………………….. Bloody cheek!

Well it was a strange old match last night as a couple of the ties were quite one sided, the first being at No.5. The Western No.5 had told no one that he was away this week, but he must have been as he wasn’t there! So we won 3-0 – well played Jase (Lang).

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DLR v SSRC – Away (Match Report) 29th February 2012

Back to normal tonight and a trip to deepest darkest Maryhill for a match against SSRC.

Now the “West Senior Ranking & Junior B” Tournament had been held at the club over the weekend and had produced not only some very interesting results, but had also affected our team order. The event was won by Harrow’s Dougie Kempsell and not only did he beat Chris Fergusson in the final, but he also beat Kev (Moran) in the semi-final with the added spice of having the DLR West League No.1 spot up for grabs! …..Cont’d below

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