Solent Classic Quarter-Finals
Alex Gough bt Dave Barnett
13/11, 11/3, 11/7 (26 mins)
Alex was always in control this match making
Dave work to all four corners of the court and keeping him tucked behind not
allowing Dave to control the T. Alex then started taking the ball in well on
his B/h volley which was either a winner or the penultimate shot of the
rally. After 26mins of high tempo squash Alex won 3-0
Alex Stait bt Andy Whipp
11/6, 12/10, 11/2 (31 mins)
These two close friends had played twice in
the last two weeks in league and both won one of them 3-2. Alex settled the
quicker today with Andy making too many errors losing the first 11/6. This
was then followed by an extraordinary amount off nicks on the left hand
sidewall at the back. The second game lasted 16 minutes full of good
entertaining squash then Alex stepped up and chopped it in well at the front
to take the third and the match 11/2.
Tim Vail bt Steve Meads
11/7, 11/9, 11/13, 11/4 (50 mins)
Three weeks previous in Surrey Cup Tim
snatched victory 11-9 in the fifth from 9-4 down. So today was going to be
just as close. Tim got into the zone quickly and went 5-2 up but Meadsy
steadied the ship and kept Tim moving to go 7-5 up. Vail tightened up down
the backhand wall to squeeze a couple of errors and then finished the game
with a couple of his classic nicks.
The second was just a tight and followed the exact same pattern and it was
2-0. The third again followed the same pattern with Vail getting tired this
time and Meadsy was tighter down the backhand and Vail hit two volley tins.
Vole came back but couldn’t finish it off. 2-1. The fourth Vole came out hit
very good tight drives followed by winner after winner to go 7-2 and kept
the momentum to win 11-4.
Joel Hinds bt Jethro Binns
9/11, 11/6, 13/15, 11/5, 11/7 (78 mins)
This was never going to be classic squash.
To tall guys with big swings and able to get to a lot of balls. It was
scrappy but quite entertaining with hundreds of decisions to be made. It
went to five and Jethro’s wheels fell off so Joel became victorious 3-2 in