County champ cannot Power league victory
WSRC sink to back-to-back defeats in Bucks League
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.
Amersham Swimming Club head coach Lawrie Thomson, left, with Luke Hollingsworth and Hugo Bellamy