U15s lead the way with land­slide vic­to­ries

SQUASH

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THERE was a dou­ble suc­cess for Wy­combe High School squash teams in the first round of the Na­tional Schools Cham­pi­onships.

The U15 girls played a dou­ble-header against Downe House School (Thatcham) A and B teams, and the Wy­combe team of Bethan Draper, Cassie Green, Alysha Martin, Gina Mullis, Han­nah Kras­ner and Lucy Her­ritty scored re­sound­ing 5-0 vic­to­ries in both matches, drop­ping only one game.

They were due to play Mill­field School (Som­er­set) yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day), and then Brad­field Col­lege (Read­ing) on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 27.

The U19 girls also played a dou­ble-header, against strong teams from Be­nen­den School (Kent), and hav­ing lost the first game to Be­nen­den A 3-2, de­spite wins from Re­becca Meyrick and Rachel Al­bin, they bounced back to beat Bene­den B 4-1, with Meyrick and Al­bin win­ning again, along with Lau­ren Alling­ton and Jessica Martin.

Both teams train at Wy­combe Squash and Rack­et­ball Club (WSRC), who will host The Wy­combe Rack­et­ball Open on Satur­day, Novem­ber 29. It is the eighth and fi­nal event of the 2014 UK Rack­et­ball Se­ries, and only the third time Wy­combe has hosted it.

Mean­while, in Bucks Squash League Di­vi­sion One, cham­pi­ons and lead­ers Che­sham Bois 1a beat their 1b club­mates 15-7 to stay top, but by only two points from100 per cen­ters Bea­cons­field Tigers, who beat WSRC 1s 19-5.

In Di­vi­sion Two, WSRC 2s trav­elled to Che­sham Bois Ju­niors for a top-of-the-ta­ble clash and cruised into a 2-0 lead, with Petr Nedzari­lik and Goff Power reg­is­ter­ing com­fort­able 3-0 wins, and it looked all over when Chris Popham also went 2-0 up, but a great fight­back from home skip­per Si­mon Clark made it 2-2.

But Popham burst the Ju­niors’ bub­ble to win 3-2, and Mark Brown and Andy Wal­ters over­came stub­born re­sis­tance by Tom Or­mis­ton and Andy Piper to wrap up a 19-3 over­all win for Wy­combe, who main­tained their 100 per cent record and have a 19-point lead at the top.

In Di­vi­sion Three, WSRC 3s re­turned to win­ning ways with a 16-9 suc­cess at Buck­ing­ham, while WSRC 4s beat Che­sham 1879 2s 18-5, but they trail lead­ers Bea­cons­field Tro­jans by five points.

How­ever, the ladies’ Swans team lost 13-5 to Bea­cons­field Stripes. Dana Mor­gan and Brenda Ede lost to Katie Shaoul and Leona McNamee, be­fore Bea­cons­field stal­wart Irene Machin clinched the points against Mar­ian Holmes, but Bethan Draper at least grabbed some points for Wy­combe with vic­tory against Janette Wilkin­son.

Pho­tos con­trib­uted

SUC­CESS­FUL: Wy­combe High Schools U15 girls; (be­low left) the U19 girls

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