The timekeepers were working overtime with plenty of long matches in the Wednesday night mixed squash competition.
Team 2 Eleftheriou sneaked home against Team 1 Atkinson with wins for Glenn Atkinson, Nathan Garton, Belinda Thurtell, Dave Neil, Lyle Davis and Beau Newham.
Kial Huysmans and Mitch Newham both won their marathon matches, while in the battle of the slick Sicilians Charles D’Aquino hung on to beat his long lost and shorter brother Frank Cavalli in five games.
Team 5 Kelly upset Team 3 Tracey with a win for Toby Baker over a fading Grant Michell in line one.
Also winning were Tim Howarth, Scott Burke, Nathan Kelly, Chris Elkington, Luke Holden and Yvonne Tracey, while Dave Wooding used inspiration from his uncle Harvey to win in five.
In the battle of the pensioner v the minor John Hannan showed his experience to beat Albert ‘Nadal’ Cavalli in five gruelling games.
Team 4 Garlick whitewashed Team 6 Keegan nine rubbers to nil with wins for Matt Garlick, Steve Bigg, Steve Elliott, Chris Muir, Hamish Callander, Scott Shepherd and Brendan Stuart.
Hendik Esterhuizen played some great shots during his victory while Brock ‘The Cannon’ Gannon, who had played driving guru Graham Kidson on 11 previous occasions without success, saw his perseverance finally pay off with victory in five games after two hours on court.