On Monday night Wellington squash Club 2nd team entertained Wyvern 2nd team at the Corrams Lane club.
James Luard played first at no.5 this week as the Wyvern No.4 was going to be late. James took a while to get going on what were very cold courts. James managed to take the first game 9-7. In the second game the Wyvern player came back strongly to win it 9-4. James now took off the cricket sweater and track suit trousers and got down to work. He quickly won the next game 9-1 and the fourth game was his 9-6 after a fight back mid game by his opponent. James won 3-1. Phil Hobbs playing at no.2 resumed his ongoing duel with the Wyvern no.2. Phil was not at his best and whilst the first two games were fairly tight the third went the Wyvern players way quite quickly Phil lost 3-0. Mike Broom at no.1 took on the new Wyvern no.1 who beat Mike convincingly only two weeks ago. Whilst the end result was the same a 3-0 win for Wyvern the game scores of 9-7, 9-7, 9-2 hid a much tighter match particularly during the first two games.
Phil Griffith playing at no.4 had a comfortable win in conditions that suited his type of game to a tee. Phil had a comfortable 9-4, 9-5, 9-7 win. Finally with the match resting on the last tie Brian Davenport took to the court. Brian took the first game 9-6. This however sparked the Wyvern no.3 into action and he made quick work of the next two games winning them 9-0, 9-1. With the conditions not suiting Brian he was unable to make a come back and lost the fourth game 9-4.
The final match score was Wellington 2nds 7 Wyvern 2nds 13.
Wellington 3rd team did not play as their opponents Taunton School claimed they could not get a team together. The fact it is half term and their best players were not available was not lost on the Wellington Club. If Taunton School wish to continue playing in the squash league they should ensure they have a team that can play every Monday. No doubt next week when they visit Wellington to play the 2nd team they will be back to full strength!