Wellington squash club 2nd team began the next round of league matches with a home tie against Wellington 3rd team. Mike Broom, suffering from a bad cold lost to Gary James 3-0. Phil Hobbs had a comfortable win over Chris Short 3-0 and Brian Davenport lost to Greg Harrison 3-0. James Luard got off to a good start against Tom McClure and was 2-0 up but Tom fought back to win 3-2. Phil Griffith had another tough fight on his hands against Mike Kavanagh and eventually lost 3-2. The final score was Wellington 2nd team 7 Wellington 3rd team 15.
On 10th December Wellington 2nd team visited Taunton School. With two regulars not available to play it was going to be a difficult evening. Young Jamie Strawford playing his first league match was up against a useful no.3 and came away a 3-0 loser but not disgraced and an experience to learn from. Phil Griffith had a hard game and after being 2-0 down came back to 2-2 and looked as though he could take the match but ran out of steam and went down 3-2. James Luard moved up to play at no.2 and played a much younger, fitter opponent. James was in contention in the first two games but lost them narrowly 9-7, 9-7. The third did not go his way and he lost his match 3-0. Roger Mason also had a long game and at 2-1 up looked to have the better of his opponent. However he let the fourth game slip and could not get back into his rhythm in the fifth to eventually lose 3-2. Mike Broom at no.1 took on one of the Taunton school pupils but age could not overcome youth. Mike had a good lead in the first game but let it slip and from there could not muster enough strength to keep going and lost 3-0. the final score was Taunton School 18 Wellington 2nds 4.
The next league game is not until 14th January, plenty of time for the team to get fit.