Last weekend was stage 1 of the Racketball Inter County, held at Ipswich (Suffolk).
Kent was up against Suffolk (Hosts), Surrey and Northfolk.
Leading up to this weekend many of the top-flight players where injured last minute or away with other plans.
So between Sam Stabler and Zeb Young it was a battle to find a strong enough team to compete against the unknown counties. Kent was relegated from the top division at the beginning of the year (this was down to a particular person, but that’s another story). So the team that was picked was –
- Zeb Young
- Adam Young
- Elliott Knight
- Mark Banfeild
- Trevor Grant
So big thanks to the whole team for making them self’s available to play for Kent.
So first match on the Saturday was Kent vs Northfolk and it couldn’t of started any better –
Kent won 5 / 0
Next up was against the hosts Suffolk and again Kent was just far to strong for the hosts –
Kent won 4 / 1
So after two great matches the pressure was off Kent, as they knew that what ever the result was going to be on the Sunday, they had enough points to qualify to the next stage.
Just as well Kent did have enough points, because Kent celebrated in style as the Racketball team always does by have a big night out. So due to the big night out the whole team was feeling slightly sorry for them self’s and all lost apart from the young Trevor Grant who won 3/0.
Kent vs Surrey – Lost 1 / 4
So once again, well done to the Kent Racketball team and fingers crossed that we win the next stage to get our self’s back up to the top Division where Kent belongs.
Posted by Samuel Stabler on September 26, 2012 at 13:11
Ps. To all those County squash players and any other good squash players, it’s about time that you got involved and start playing racketball. You’ve only got to look at the two top Racketball county teams. Everyone one of there players are county squash players…