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Melbourn I vs Towers (15th November 2023)

What we told the local press, pt. 5ish
[Ed - I'm trying to presuade the 1sts to submit 'proper' reports with more colour in them... but it's not proving easy so far. Too focused on being good at Squash or something... ;-)]

Melbourn Squash Club 1sts were so close and yet so far to a second win of the season for the second consecutive week after they lost 15-10 at home to Bedford-based side Club Towers.

Every string was extremely tight, with a most games decided by two or three points, many of them going to tie-breaks.  Melbourn fell behind when Miles Jeanneret (5) recovered from a 2-0 deficit to force a decider but ran out of steam in that and lost 3-2. The hosts struck back though as Mike Herd (4) produced an impressive performance to win 3-1.

Another Melbourn player to go the full distance was Vinod Duraikan (3), who exchanged games with his opponent to get to a fifth. In this Duraikan fell substantially behind but then put together a series of highly determined, fleet-footed rallies to close the gap right up. However the deficit proved just too much to overcome.

Once again Melbourn responded, Chris Shaw (2) finding just enough three times over to win his string 3-0. Unfortunately for the hosts things went the opposite way for Matt Sampson (1) as all three of his games went to tie-breaks, but all ended up going Towers way.