Clean sweep for squash players

STEWART Williams returned to the Daventry Firsts and won 3–0.

Nick Murley came in at number three and although it was a tough game battled through for a 3–0 win.

At number two was Mitch Bates who had long rallies but eventually out manoeuvred his opponent.

Despite losing the third game 10–8 he took the match 3–1. This left Nick Englert at number one and he is looking forward to a club championship final on Sunday against club mate Jon Groom.

On the night Nick went down to a 3–0 defeat. Daventry took the match 15-4. Captain’s star man was Mitch Bates.

Daventry second string entertained Cripp’s second team. Steve Loydall got proceedings under way winning 32.

Next up was Danny Carty who succumbed to a 3–1 defeat.

Captain Andy Machin got proceedings back on track with a convincing 3–0 win. At number two returning to the side was Steve Wright. Despite being 2–0 down and staring at defeat, he produced stunning squash to take the match 3–2 securing victory for the team before the last match was played.

Keith Morgan attempted to round off the evening at number one but his opponent was too strong as Keith lost 3–0. Daventry took the match 13–10. Captain’s star man was Steve Wright.

Daventry Fourths played a Saints team in a division four top-of the-table clash.

Ryan Swadling beat his opponent 3–2 and despite going 2–1 down Ryan showed great resilance and composure to come back and win the fifth 10–8.

Captain Gerry O’Donnell did his best but his opponent took the match 3–1. Returning to the side at number three was Susannah Jordan and at 2–0 down managed to pull a game back but could not prevent losing 3–1.

Making his first appearance for the fourths was Michael Wade who won his match 3–0. Steve Loydall at number one, continued his fine early season form, going 2–0 up in two tight games. This continued for the next two but he came out on the losing side, which meant the night was to be decided on a fifth game.

Steve came out a worthy winner winning 9–5 and 3–2. Daventry won 14–7 and continued their top-of-the-table form. Captain’s star men were Steve Loydall and Ryan Swadling.