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Cornwall Under 13s Inter County Squash

The team consisted of:​
Jack Siagos
​​​​James Hogg
​​​​Archie Thomson
​​​​Logan Johnson
​​​​Etienne Sibalius

The under 13s were up against a very strong Gloucestershire team which included some of the top ranked players in their age group.

All the boys fought hard and never gave up. There were some close games but the team eventually lost the match.

Next up for team Cornwall was Devon. This was another tough and closely fought match. Devon came out winners 4-1 in the end, with Etienne getting a great point on the board for Cornwall.

Cornwall Under 15s Inter County Squash

The team consisted of:​
Lewis Vinten
​​​​Myles Roberts
​​​​Sam Thomson
​​​​Felix Braxton
​​​​Billy Stevenson

The Cornwall squash were up early and left for Cheltenham at 6am. We arrived with only 20 mins to spare before their first match commenced, which wasn’t ideal preparation, but the boys quickly got themselves sorted and warmed up.

Cornwall vs Hampshire

First up was a match against a strong Hampshire team

Billy and Felix were first up and it took a moment for them to acclimatise and get used to the courts, before getting into the match and putting up a good fight. Billy was unfortunately hampered by an injury, and although both boys went down 3-0 they put in great effort and played decent squash, their opponents were just too strong.

Next up were Sam and Lewis, playing at 3 and 1. Although the score said 3 nil, Sam fought extremely well and the game scores were close, with Sam unlucky not to nick at least one of the games.

Playing at the same time was Lewis who also lost 3-0, though each of the three games could of gone either way, losing the first game when 8-5 up!

In the final match Myles played the son of an England squash coach who was naturally gifted. Myles took the first game with some great squash, but his opponent started to find his range and took a tight second game. Myles wore his opponent out in the third game with some sensible down the line hitting and closed out the match 3-1, holding off a bit of a comeback to take a tight fourth game.

Cornwall vs Gloucestershire B

Felix won his first game playing consistently and sneaked a tight second game, after being a 10-7 down. He then also took the third game with some lovely serving to close the match 3 nil.

Billy played some much improved squash in his second game of the day, despite his injury which was hampering his play and was very unlucky not to sneak at least one of the games, eventually going down 3 nil, the score line not reflecting the match with all three games very close.

Lewis was up against a touch opponent again, and with some good long rallies his opponent took a close first game. Lewis battled well and scraped the second game and an almost repeat game saw Lewis take third with some great scrambling and long rallies. In the fourth, Lewis upped a gear and started to mix it up with some shorter shots to close the match 3-1.

Sam was up next and started well, remaining in control for the first game which he took comfortably. The second game took a similar pattern with some good deep serves into the corner helping him win game two. The third game was a much tighter affair which same just sneaked to record an excellent 3 love win.

Myles was next and he completed what turned out to be a fairly routine win with some consistent squash, he overpowered his opponent at times and took the match 3 love

Cornwall Vs South Wales

Cornwall’s third and final game was against a very experienced and physical Welsh team.

Billy played with increased confidence but was up against tough opposition and lost the first game. The second game was even tougher with his opponent seemingly upping the gears, despite a few trick shots from billy!
Although billy fought well in the third game, the Welsh lad took the game and match 3 love.

Felix too was up against a strong opponent and struggled to get a foothold in the first game. Felix dug in and played much improved squash in the second, narrowly losing the game with some nice retrievals and boast shots. The third game saw the Welsh lad’s experience tell and was enough for a 3 love win.

Sam was next, playing yet another top Welsh player. His opponent was very quick out of the blocks and took the first game. However, Sam fought back and was unlucky not to take the second. The Welsh player upped a gear and despite a valiant effort from Sam took the match 3-0.

Myles played his final game against top draw opposition. He started well despite the challenge and some good length rallies saw Myles take an impressive first game. The second was a marathon game with some long and tiring rallies, the Welsh boy just nicking a tight game. Myles opponent upped his performance in the third and took the ball early on the volley to put Myles under the cosh and a similar pattern in the fourth where Myles just couldn’t get a foothold and ended with a respectable 3-1 loss in the end to a top drawer opponent.

Lewis’s final game was against a highly ranked opponent who moved Lewis around and dominated the tee, taking the first game in rapid fashion. Lewis tried to dig in but some consistent volleyed finishes saw him lose the second. The third game was much more competitive and but some lovely deceptive squash by the Welsh lad saw him close out the match 3-0.

The team finished a very respectable third out of 4 count teams and will proceed to the plate matches in the new year.

Thanks to Truro School for the provision of minibuses to get the squad there and back and special thanks to Jamie for organising and training the teams.

Cornwall Under 19s Inter County Squash

The team consisted of:
​Ben Thorpe
​​​​Callum Oliver
​​​​Ollie Beaumont
​​​​Joe Thomson

The under 19s were up against Devon in their first game. Ben Thorpe went down 3-1 in a tough match, unlucky not to take the game. Callum lost a very tightly fought game 3-2 and was also unlucky not to win. Joe won his game, proving too strong playing at number 3, playing some class squash to win comfortably 3-0. Narrow loss overall 2-1.

The next game was against Gloucestershire. Ben had now warmed up had started to get his eye in, dominating his opponent to win his game 3-1. Callum and Ollie played some great squash to take their matches 3-1, resulting in maximum points and a 3-0 win for Cornwall.

The final match was against a very strong Wales team with some top nationally ranked players in their squad. Ben lost 3-0, Callum 3-0, and Ollie was very unlucky to lose his match 3-2. All three players fought very hard, but were up against what proved to be the overall winners of the group.

Cornwall under 19s now move into the plate finals taking place in March 2023.

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