SATURDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2016
TROJANS SQUASH CLUB, EASTLEIGH
HAMPSHIRE V KENT
1. Paul Reader (H) Lost to Keith Hibberd (K) 0-3 9/10 5/9 5/9
2. Iain Nicholson (H) Beat Arthur Harvey (K) 3-2 8/10 9/10 9/5 9/0 9/5
3. Dave Harris W/O 3/0
First match off was Arthur and as we only had two players Kent was 1-0 down to start! Arthur started well going two games up winning key points taking the ball early. The Hampshire player played steady throughout the match.
Winning the third game was key to him winning the match – forcing errors and winning the key points thereafter!
One point in the middle of the third game I believe changed the match. I was given a let which I think warranted a point. All players have had this experience!!
A good enjoyable match even though a loss after travelling so far.
Keith took to the stage knowing Kent had already lost the match to Hampshire! Keith was very sharp from the start & that sharpness never slowed during the games ahead. He kept the pressure on his opponent in all three games.
A very well deserved win by Keith restored some pride in the score line.
A big thank, Keith, for travelling and playing, from me as team capt of the Kent O60 team.