Ducks, Whippets rule squash court

With such a freezing cold night it was pleasing to see a terrific crowd at The Rex on Tuesday night to watch the Autumn Pennant squash grand finals. 

Having braved the cold the spectators certainly were not disappointed, with some very exciting matches in both divisions.

Results – Division one – Ducks (199-9-3) defeated Pelicans (156-5-1) in a round which had a lot of tight points played.

Michael Gajewski (37-0-0) lost to Sam Clarke (49-3-1), Alan Birchard (45-3-1) defeated Graham Ward (15-0-0), Jasper Ireland-Nielsen (45-3-1) def Reuben Bates-Brownsward (31-0-0), James Nagel (72-3-1) def Terry Sloper (61-2-0)

Division two – Whippets (198-10-3) defeated Bloodhounds (166-4-1)

Steve Cook (57-3-1) def Peter Leadbeater (52-1-0), Roger Harbord (46-3-1) def Kerry Ward (36-0-0), Neville Sloper (50-1-0) lost to Terry Sloper (52-3-1), Jayne Discombe (45-3-1) def Oh Keane (26-0-0)

Most valuable team members for the season were:  Division one – David Maher; Three-way tie for runner-up) Trent Reilly, Jasper Ireland-Nielsen and Michael Gajewski. 

For Division two the most valuable team member was Alan Blackwell with Peter Leadbeater runner-up.

Following the matches the players and spectators were treated to a lovely supper during the presentation of prizes. 

A big thanks Sunrise Bakery for the donation of pies and pasties.

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A social mixed doubles competition will be held between seasons, which commenced on Players do not need a doubles partner, just go along and they will be paired up with a suitable partner.  All standards welcome – join in the fun, keep fit – and warm!

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The next pennant will commence later in July with matches being played on Tuesday and Thursday nights. 

Anyone interested in joining the competition should contact Mark Witcomb on 0477 087 763 or Kerry Ward on 0418 819 507 or go along to a Barossa Valley Squash Club practice on Sunday mornings from 9am at The Rex.  All playing standards are welcome, particularly juniors and beginners.

“Having braved the cold the spectators certainly were not disappointed, with some very exciting matches in both divisions.”