Injuries can’t hold Wycombe High girls back
INJURIES deprived Wycombe High School’s U15s squash team of two of their top players as they met an experienced Millfield School team in the National School Championships.
However, the new-look team of Cassie Green, Alysha Martin, Gina Mullis, Hannah Krasner and Lucy Herritty all performed brilliantly against their Somerset opponents to win every set 3-0, and next up is Bradfield School on November 27.
Meanwhile, over in the Bucks Squash League, Wycombe Squash & Racketball Club’s men’s first team, promoted last year, registered their first Division One win of the season against Holmer Green.
George Goodchild and Andy Walters got Wycombe off to a great start before Simon Miller wrapped up the bonus points with a 3-1 win. Stuart Burnett then edged the deciding game 10-8 after a see-saw battle with Tor Stockdale, and although Alex Hartley exacted some revenge for Green with a 3-0 win, Wycombe won 16-6.
At the top of the table, Beaconsfield Tigers beat champions Chesham Bois 1a 17-7 to take over the lead, but Aylesbury Grammar School are lurking in second place after beating Aylesbury 17-10 Chesham Bois 1b 17-6.
In Division Two, leaders Wycombe Squash & Racketball Club’s second team overcame some stubborn resistance from mid-table Chesham 1879 to maintain both their leadership and 100 per cent record. Most of the game scores were close, but Wycombe proved too strong, with a 3-0 win for Goff Power and 3-1s for Andy Walters, Petr Nedzarilik and Matt Allanson, while Gavin McKinlay replied for Chesham with a combative 3-1 win after losing the first.
RIVALS: The Wycombe High School U15 girls squash team (front) line up with their Millfield opponents