The glorious rain outside dampened the attire but not the spirits of the players in the latest round of the Wednesday night mixed squash competition.
Team 1 Abberton sneaked home by a solitary point over Team 5 Dickson, with wins for Glenn Atkinson, Lindsay Mahlo, Hamish Callander, Chris Elkington, Albert Cavalli, Chris Grant and Lachie Dickson. ‘Hollywood’ Michael Abberton hammered wine guru Scott Burke in straight games, a result which leaves Burke without a victory this season.
The enigma that is Steve Blackwood took to the court against former ZZ Top member James Cole. Blackwood came out firing, shooting to a two-game-to-nil lead before Cole settled into the match and stormed home to claim an improbable win in five marathon games.
Team 2 D’Aquino is in dazzling form and easily beat leaders Team 4 Elliot with wins for the unbeaten Steve Elliot, George Eleftheriou, Charles D’Aquino, Chris Muir, Hamish Callander, Peter Hanlon and Mitch Newham.
Lyle Davis took time out of renovating the complex to secure a solid win in four, while in the battle of the up-and-comers Beau Newham beat Amelia Thurtell in three, with both players showing there is a lot of talent coming through the club’s ranks.
Team 3 Howarth spanked Team 6 Keegan with wins for Tim Howarth, Kynan Baker, Jarrod Collett, Darren Wooding, Graham Kidson, Kym Knight and Yvonne Tracey. Hendrik Esterhuizen quietened Sonya Fitzgerald for a while by winning in three while the club rogue Grant Michell was last seen leaving the centre faster than Speedy Gonzalez after going down to Mick Keegan in a classic five games.