Hart in the Premier League. Wow! The best players in Berkshire playing at Hart and Thursday was our first match. Robbi, who played in the summer for us was playing at 2 and was first on to try & get the season off to great start. First game, a few too many mistakes and he lost it 9-6, but then started to get on top by playing accurate squash that his opponent found difficult to counter. The 2nd & 3rd games were won comfortably and he maintained the momentum with the opponent struggling to anticipate Robbi’s shots. A super 3~1 win.
On the adjacent court Ash in his last match before Uni really wanted to depart with a win but struggled to find his best form, making too many errors. But Ash kept on running & chasing and managed to win the first, and from then on it was much easier. A 3~0 win was the result. Caversham did not have their strongest side out, but thats their hard luck. Hart was 2~0 up!
We have a new No 1 – Dan, who played for us a few years ago – and he will have the toughest of games – this week against the Berkshire No 1. Wearing his pink bandana he would undoubtedly have won in the fashion stakes, but his opponents squash was too hot to handle.
Chris was playing at 3 & has been troubled recently by a bad back, but he was determined to play a part in Harts first appearance in the top league. Having lost the first game, he turned it on in the second, winning 9~0. But in the 3rd & 4th there were many uncharacteristic mistakes that contributed to the 1~3 loss.
Finally Stefan at 5 was confident of victory against a player who he had beaten 3~0 in the Summer. It did not start well ….. but Stefan got into his stride and despite a close 3rd game, won 3~1 – and he was in control most of the time!.
So, there it is – a fantastic start – 15 points and confidence on a high going into the next match at Greenacre.