Ace Performance from King...
Winchester's Sigvaris-sponsored Men's third team made it three wins in a row to move up to third place in the Hampshire Championship with a convincing 4-1 with over Totton II.
Russell Brooks can count himself slightly unfortunate to have lost out to Ross Shadick-Coe in four games, having been edged out to the tune of 10-8 in both the third and fourth. But skipper Jon Day soon put the Bereweeke Road side back on level terms, recovering from dropping the first game to Neil Ayton to ease to victory in four games.
Stu Parfett put the home side on the winning track with an excellent straight games win over Ben Webster in a match full of long rallies and outstanding retrieving from both players. Ali King (pictured) then raced into a 2-0 lead over Callum Greasley only for Greasley to fight back to square the match at 2-2. King was not be denied however, digging deep into his reserves to take the final game 9-6 in the last throes of exhaustion, and so secure victory for his side.
Tom Kirby at no.1 has played an astonishing 27 matches for Winchester this season, winning 18 of them, but unfortunately his game against Nick Jenkins proved something of an anti-climax as Jenkins battled bravely with a back injury for two games before having to retire. Nevertheless a terrific win for a Winchester team which is proving to be a fine blend of youth and experience, cementing an excellent season in the second tier of Hampshire squash.