Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 | The Club, Wiltshire Squash League
Team (left to right): Mark McGuiness, Steve Connor, Tom Oakley, Bruce Isaac, Rich Elsden. Missing through injury in this photo was Rich Edwards.
Having just gained promotion to Division 3, the team members were hoping to consolidate their position in this tougher division. The team – Rich Edwards, Rich Elsden, Steve Connor and Bruce Isaac – was strengthened early in the new season when Mark McGuiness joined the club and Tom Oatley rediscovered his enthusiasm for tough games and curries.
The campaign started brilliantly and at the halfway stage we were undefeated and sitting at the top of the table. Feelings of excitement, determination, commitment and surprise could be seen regularly.
The second half of the season proved a bit more difficult (an odd injury here and there- more players needed, please.) but the top of the table position was maintained until the final game of the season. We played local rivals Melksham in a battle for the top spot. Tom’s best performance of the season secured a tremendous win in his game but despite heroic efforts by Mark, Bruce and Steve in their games we lost the match. However with both the top two sides- Melksham and Trowbridge- being some 50 points clear of the nearest rivals we should be playing squash in Division 2 after Christmas*. Now that will be tough!
All in all a fantastic few months. Everybody had a mixture of hard games, easy games and weird games. Great team spirit and a sense of fun were present throughout. Let’s hope we’re still laughing in March.
*Confirmed today that the 2nd Team have gained promotion to Div2 - Congratulations!
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