The action was faster than a cupcake disappearing at a Weight Watchers meeting during the Wednesday night mixed squash competition.
Team 4 Elliot upset Team 1 Atkinson with wins for Glenn Atkinson, Steve Bigg, Steve Elliot, Hamish Callander, Dave Neil and Scott Shepherd. Hendrik Esterhuizen won well while Brendan Stuart and James Cole played out a mighty battle with Stuart hanging on to win in the fifth game.
Team 2 Brearley lost to Team 3 Howarth in a tie where Grant Michell looked well out of his league during his loss. There were wins for Tim Howarth, Scott Baker, Peter Brearley, Tony Elliot, Mitch Newham, Lyle Davis and Yvonne Tracey, while Darren Wooding’s birthday celebration was halted by a ruthless Belinda Thurtell who blew out his candles by winning in five games.
Team 6 Kidson fell over the line against Team 5 Mahlo with wins for Lindsay Mahlo, Kynan Baker, Chris Elkington, Graham Kidson, CJ Rademeyer, Steve Blackwood and Jacob Wooding, while Nathan Kelly showed Backstreet is well and truly back by storming home from two games down against wily veteran Rod Bevan. Morgan Mahlo and Mick Keegan played out an amazing match lasting one hour and twenty five minutes, with Mahlo sneaking home in the end to leave the large crowd flabbergasted.
Photo L Belinda Thurtell R Darren Wooding