Squash: Derby battle to open new season
The Vale 1st team opened their account for the new season in Div 5 North of the North West Counties League.
Captain Stuart Featon at No 5 took on Vale 2nd’s veteran Steve Thompson and youth overcame experience as Thommo was defeated 15-8, 15-9, 15-7.
The best game of the night was between the No 4s as Vale 1st’s Shaun Gorry took on 14-year-old Max Castaldi. The match see-sawed between the two with Shaun emerging victorious 3-2.
The No1s also put on a tremendous show with Rupert Douglas-Jones for the second team displaying his developing skills against Jeremy Stopford despite losing 3-0.
The No2s also demonstrated the skills and fitness required even at this level of the squash world, Adam Holtham winning 3-0 for the first team against juniors coach Rob Kitchen.
Dave Jewitt at three also displayed a higher level of skills against the second team’s relative newcomer Kevin Olive, winning 3-0.