Hexham Squash match reports
Hexham first team have found it tough going this season in Northumbria division 2. Following a 5-0 thumping at Sunderland they, however, bounced back at home to top of the table Benwell Hill. Fielding their strongest team, Hexham raced into a 2-0 lead with impressive performances from Jeremy Philipson and ever reliable Andrew Wilkinson, both taking comfortable 3-0 victories. Adrian Alderton struggled to contain his fast opponent Jamie Pitchford and went down 3-1 in four close games. Returning from injury Damon Watts sealed the match with an impressive 3-0 win against Phil White. Captain Paul Satow was unable to make an impression on Mike Bridgwater; nevertheless, Hexham 1st team gained their first win in November to climb out of the relegation zone.
Hexham second team in Division 4 have suffered a few injury problems and failed to get a win under their belt in November. This was not without some close encounters, latterly against Consett 2nds where strong performances by Guy Jepson and Tim Anderson nearly secured a team victory. Captain Kristen Mckluskie, however, was just pipped 15-14 in the fifth enabling Consett to take the match 3-2.
Hexham third team in Division 6 were undefeated in November with some strong performances by younger players Luke Radley, Max Dolan and Robert Chesney. They followed up wins against Boldon and Tynemouth with a solid 4-1 victory at Jesmond 5ths. Robert Chesney won comfortably 3-0 and junior Luke Radley keeps improving taking a close 3-1 win with all games going to 15-14. Tim Anderson is back from injury and played well to win 3-1. The ever reliable Phil Langley came back from 2 games down to secure a 3-2 victory and only Steve Blake failed to get on the winners rostrum.
Hexham Squash Club is based at Hexham Golf Club and any new members and juniors are welcome (junior coaching Sat & Sun mornings). Please contact the Golf Club manager (603072) or visit www.hexhamsquash.org.