Winchester 6 win the Cup!
Winchester men's 6th team won the Hampshire Squash Div 3-4
knockout cup last night with a 3-2 win over Nuffield Health
Tim Cooling held himself together to clinch the match with a 3-1
win to celebrate the arrival of his recent addition to the
family. This rendered the number 1 string match a dead
rubber, though Patrick Fisher put up a valiant effort in a 3-1
Earlier, John Titchener lost out to a youthful opponent who
seemed able to retrieve the ball from anywhere, while Tim Burn's
welcome appearance away from home saw him notch up a valuable 3-1
win. Allan Hawkey, playing at number 3, won 3-0 to avenge his
3-2 defeat to the same player in the league in March.
Ian Garnham, deserves special mention too - he has been
instrumental in the team's successes this year, including the
earlier rounds of the cup, and it was a shame that his injury kept
him out of the final.
The Cup victory marks the end of a good season for the 6th team
- though slightly disappointed with a 4th place finish in the
league, the team was competitive throughout, and last night's win
ensures that the team goes in to the summer on a high.