The U13 Northumbria County boys team travelled down to Pontefract Squash Club on 25th October 2009 for the first round of the yearly Inter-county Championship run by England Squash.
The team consisted of Alex Robertson, Chris Wiggins, Jamie Todd and Greg Bojke, with Dan North and Philip Stephenson alternating as our number 5 players. After losing their number 2 player, Adam Bainbridge, to injury 2 days before the event, the team were apprehensive but remained positive throughout the day.
First opponents, Yorkshire, proved a very strong team as always. Both Alex and Chris lost their first games, as did Dan North, but Jamie and Greg each managed a good win.
Lincolnshire were next up and our boys did us proud by not losing one single game. With a 3 – 0 victory in each game, the team were well deserving of a the hearty lunch that followed.
The final team of the day were Durham and Cleveland, again another fairly strong team with a few close games. In this final round Alex, Chris and Jamie all managed comfortable wins with Greg and Philip narrowly losing out.
All in all, when the points were all added up we came a very successful 2nd – which means we are through to the next round in January 2010. Well done U13’s!!