Horsham Squash Club is hailing a new champion after a thrilling A Grade final that was decided on the last point.
Young challenger Hayden Mcdonald and reigning champion Warren Frost thrilled the large crowd with a spectacular display of desperate and see-sawing squash.
Frost had won five of the past seven championships and used his experience to burst from the blocks with a power game.
He took the first set in a close encounter before Mcdonald hit back with a game of precision and hard running to even the game at a set all.
Frost then dug deep and lifted another level to put away the third set before Mcdonald came back to take a nail-biting fourth set and keep his chances alive.
The final set saw the two gladiators battle point for point to reach 14-all. As the receiver, Frost was asked if he wanted to play first to 17 or first to 15. He chose the latter and after a 12-stroke rally, Mcdonald tucked his shot just out of Frost’s reach to become the new club champion.
Life member Jacky Adlington claimed her first championship win since 1998 to take out the B Grade title in three close sets against Marcus Williamson.
Zac Gorman also won in three sets against his regular practice partner Wendy Davies to win the C Grade championship. Final scores: A Grade, Hayden Mcdonald 66:3:1 d Warren Frost 59:2:0; B Grade, Jacky Adlington 45:3:1 d Marcus Williamson 35:0:0; C Grade, Zac Gorman 45:3:1 d Wendy Davies 22:0:0.
WINNERS: Mcdonald. A Grade finalists Warren Frost, left, and Hayden