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Mens O60 Inter County Stage 2

February 2, 2016 No Comments »

Mens O60 Inter-County Championship Stage 2 – Promotion Group

Teams involved were:
Northampton (hosts @ Daventry Rugby & Squash Club)
Oxfordshire
Durham & Cleveland
Northumbria

Our squad was: Derek Collins (Northern), Alan Coates (Walker) and Steve Atkinson (Northumberland)

1st game against Durham & Cleveland:
Steve was first to play, his first County game for 5 years.
1st 2 games could have gone either way Steve winning them both before running out easy in the 3rd.

Alan having no problem with his opponent winning in 3

Derek had the hardest game winning in 5 after been 2-1 down. Came back to win 3-2

Second game against Northants:
Alan 2nd opponent was ready for a long battle after Alan took the 1st 2 games, winning the next 2 to set up a very tight 5th game with Alan loosing 3-2

Steve also had a battle on his hands coming back from 2-1 down to win 3-2
This set up a great game for Derek
Like Alan he went into a 2-0 lead before his opponent came back strong beating Derek 3-2

Sunday’s game against Oxfordshire:
Derek suffering from a tight calf muscle came up against a very strong player losing 3-1
Steve finished off a good weekend unbeaten winning 3-1
The final game was again an up & down game with Alan going 2-0 down before digging in to win 3-2. The last game his opponent deciding not to carry on with a leg injury.

Northumbria vs Durham & Cleveland

Derek Collins 3-2 Brian Duke 9/7 4/9 3/9 9/5 9/5
Alan Coates 3-0 Geoff Smith 9/5 9/2 9/0
Steve Atkinson 3-0 Joe McCauley 10/8 10/9 9/1
Northants vs Northumbria

Simon Evenden 3-2 Derek Collins 7/9 4/9 9/6 9/0 9/4
John Hithersay 3-2 Alan Coates 7/9 8/10 9/4 9/4 10/9
Paul Webber 2-3 Steve Atkinson 10/8 5/9 9/6 3/9 5/9
Oxfordshire vs Northumbria

Andrew Smith 3-1 Derek Collins 8/10 9/3 9/1 9/0
David Wright 2-3 Alan Coates 9/4 9/2 8/10 5/9 0/9
Richard Kellagher 1-3 Steve Atkinson 9/6 8/10 1/9 7/9
Final Scores

1. Northampton 39 points
2. Northumbria 33 points
3. Oxfordshire 17 points
4. Durham & Cleveland 11 points

Only 1 team promoted so hard lines to the O60’s team a good first effort and better luck next time.

Thanks to all counties for a great weekend of squash.

Alan Coates (Captain)

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