Suffolk O35 Stage 1 Report

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Stage 1 of the England Squash Over 35 Inter-County Championship was played at Ipswich Sports Club on Saturday October 15th with the Suffolk team comprising: Nick Ramsey( Martlesham), Captain Steve (Stumpy) Maitland, Ashley Burton (Ipswich) James Bird (Moreton Hall) and Grant Bryant (Stowmarket) played at Ipswich Sports Club on Saturday the 15th of October.

The first match was against last seasons premiership side Hertfordshire. Ashley and Grant got us off to a great start with grueling 5 set wins against their opponents. James was next on and for the first 2 sets wasn’t on his game. He seemed to be on track for a win after winning the 4th 11/1, but lost the 4th. Nick and Steve played classy opponents, after both giving it their all they both lost 3/0.


Result 3/2 Loss


The next match was against Buckinghamshire, who only had 4 players. First up was Ashley. In, another mammoth game he managed to battle to the end and win 3/2. Steve was up next, but was hampered by a back injury and lost 3/0. James found his form against a tough opponent and managed to win 3/2. Nick played a somewhat unfit but talented opponent and dispatched him 3/0.


Result 4/1 Win


Stage 2 of the ICC O35 is January 14th, 2017.

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