Suffolk win Boys' U19 Inter-County Trophy

Suffolk win Boys' U19 Inter-County Trophy

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Moreton Hall Health Club hosted the Boys ‘U’19 Inter County Squash Trophy Final this Sunday, 15/01/17. This is a national competition with Suffolk, having won through two rounds of qualifying, entertaining Dorset, Nottinghamshire and Kent.


The Suffolk team, Gus Beecroft, Cam Haddow, Billy Beecroft, Isac Andersson and George Stammers, are all members at Moreton Hall so this was a fitting venue for the host County. The club have a thriving junior membership and the fact that the entire team is locally based is something that the Bury St Edmunds venue is extremely proud of. Gus has recently joined the coaching set-up with Martin Levens and is keen to encourage more youngsters to follow in the footsteps of this elite 5. In fact all of the players have coaching qualifications which shows the desire for future development.

In the first round of matches Suffolk played Dorset, the West Country team making the long journey with only four players due to illness. Suffolk were in commanding form with all ties being won 3-0. A great start for the hosts and a maximum 20 points from the tie. This would prove to be a tough day for Dorset losing all their matches in similar fashion. 



The Suffolk team, Billy Beecroft, George Stammers, Gus Beecroft, Isac Andersson and Cameron Haddow


Next up were Nottinghamshire, Billy and George played their matches first. Billy cruised to another 3-0 win to start the ball rolling. George played some fantastic squash in an extremely entertaining match and can be proud of the level displayed despite a 3-1 reverse. Next up were the big guns! Gus and Isac played with confidence and no little style as again they strode to 3-0 wins. The final match was won by Cam who held his nerve as the 3rd game went to extra points before sealing yet another 3-0 success. Suffolk wins this tie 18-3.


Finally we took on Kent who, mathematically, were still in with a chance of winning. Billy kept the nerves jangling as he let a 2-0 lead slip away to surrender to a 3-2 defeat. George steadied the ship and despite losing game 2 sealed another impressive performance with a 3-1 victory. Any hopes Kent had were soon to be extinguished. Gus, Isac and Cam storming to 3-0 wins in relative short time. These three really shone on the day and did not concede a single game between them. Suffolk wins the tie 19-4.


Suffolk are Champions.


The final standings:-




Match 1

Match 2

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The Club proved perfect hosts and received many approving comments from visitors. Our gratitude also goes to all those members who have shown a real interest and passion for the sport and supported the team in this years success. Thank you.

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