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Winchester 6th Squash team win the Hampshire Cup....

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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 2.
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 defeat.

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.

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