Annual Squash Finals Night

 

Results of The 2019 Annual Club Squash Finals

Hello Everyone, 

 

Yesterday’s Annual Squash Finals were a great success again, and the results are as follows: 

 

PLATE 

Winner – Liam Smith 

Runner-up - Mark O’Neil 

 

HANDICAP 

Winner – Liam Morton 

Runner-up – Lewis Baker 

 

OVER 35 

Winner – Colin Morris

Runner-up – Phil Brailsford 

 

OVER 45 

Winner – Doug Whitfield 

Runner-up – Paul Richmond 

 

OVER 55 

Winner – Adrian Murphy 

Runner-up – Sam Marsden 

 

OVER 60 

Winner - Colin Fletcher 

Runner-up - Dave Murkin 

 

OPEN 

Winner – Owen Whitfield 

Runner-up – Nick Lathbury 

 

RACKETBALL 

Winner – Owen Whitfield 

Runner-up – Nick Lathbury 

 

Congratulations to all the winners, and commiserations to the runners-up. 

 

A special mention should go to Nick Lathbury who, along with Owen Whitfield, provided some of the best quality squash of the day. Nick has continued to improve over the last year or so and is now becoming one of the best players at the club. He pushed Owen all the way in a gruelling five-game racket ball final that followed straight on from their Open squash final. Although it seemed unfair that Nick should not have something to show for his efforts, it is surely just a matter of time until he claims one of the club trophies. 

 

Plaudits also go to Lewis Baker, another excellent and consistently-improving player, who was always going to be the pantomime villain in the Handicap Final against 13-year-old star of the future Liam Morton. We are all delighted for Liam who won his first piece of silverware, but everyone was also incredibly impressed with the gracious and sportsmanlike way that Lewis conducted himself throughout: a lesson to us all. 

 

Finally, a big thank you to Nigel Stilgoe and Doug Whitfield for their organisation and ongoing involvement in the tournament each year, and also thank you to those involved in running the event on the day such as Michel Jones, Rob Lathbury, Jill Whitfield, Steve Green, Heather Green and Michelle Phillips. 

 

Many regards, 

 

Shaun Baxter (BTSC Chairman)