County champ can­not Power league victory

WSRC sink to back-to-back de­feats in Bucks League

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Phil Kirkley phil.kirkley@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

MAK­ING A SPLASH: TOM Power lived up to his name by re­tain­ing the Bucks County Closed Squash Cham­pi­onship.

The Wy­combe Squash & Rack­et­ball Club (WSRC) man was crowned men’s cham­pion for the third time, beat­ing Ayles­bury Gram­mar School’s Alex Pre­ston 3-0 in the fi­nal. With Petr Nedzari­lik win­ning the B Grade and ju­nior Harry Lo­mas the C Grade, the men’s cham­pi­onships were a clean sweep for hosts WSRC.

How­ever, the men’s first team are not do­ing so well in Di­vi­sion One of the Bucks Squash League.

Af­ter last week’s 17-10 de­feat to Bea­cons­field Li­ons, they were again beaten, 16-8 by Ger­rards Cross, but put enough points on the board to pull away from the bot­tom two.

With lead­ers Ayles­bury Gram­mar School’s re­sult late in, Bea­cons­field Tigers went top with a 19-1 win at lowly Che­sham Bois 1b. The Gram­mar lads had last week crushed reign­ing cham­pi­ons Che­sham Bois 1a 19-2. The Tigers are in with a shout af­ter a 19-3 win over Ayles­bury.

In Di­vi­sion Two, lead­ers WSRC sec­onds re­cov­ered from their blip against Ayles­bury sec­onds last week – when they lost their first game of the sea­son, 13-9 – by beat­ing Che­sham Bois Se­niors 19-6. There were 3-0 wins for Rob Wal­lace and Chris Popham though Andy Wal­ters, Nedzari­lik, and Ge­off Power did it the hard way, all com­ing back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Near­est chal-

SRC SQUASH PLAYER TOM POWER Con­trib­uted lengers Holmer Green sec­onds lost 14-8 to Bea­cons­field Bulls to trail by 43 points de­spite last week’s 17-9 win over Che­sham Bois Se­niors.

In Di­vi­sion Three, WSRC thirds beat Holmer Green thirds 14-6 to stay sec­ond, with 3-0 wins for Popham, Fred­die Evans, and Laura Blakey. Matt Worces­ter won 3-0 for Holmer, and Dave Al­bin beat Tim Horslen 3-1 in a long strug­gle. With lead­ers Bea­cons­field Tro­jans sur­pris­ingly los­ing their last two games, WSRC fourths’ 19-2 win over Ayles­bury thirds means the top three are sep­a­rated by only five points. Steve Hog­a­rth, Steve Morton, Jamie Muir, Mar­cus Arm­strong, and Ju­lian Rhodes won for Wy­combe.

In Ladies Di­vi­sion Two, Wy­combe Kites found Bea­cons­field Spots too strong, los­ing 13-4, with Syd­ney Wal­lace their lone win­ner.

Club­mates the Swans fol­lowed their 16-0 win over Farn­ham Com­mon with a 15-5 victory at sec­ond-placed Che­sham Bois, with Dana Mor­gan and Cassie Green bag­ging 3-0 wins and Brenda Ede a 3-2.

Skip­per Mar­ian Holmes lost 3-2 to Nur Jones, Che­sham’s only win­ner.

Con­trib­uted

Amer­sham Swim­ming Club head coach Lawrie Thom­son, left, with Luke Hollingsworth and Hugo Bel­lamy

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