Final Warm up Game

Waverley Select 12-6 Gala Squash


Brian Magowan 2-3 Brian Scott

Magowan was making his debut for Gala Squash Club having been called in late due to a rescheduling of the match. Brian put in a solid claim for future Caps though having pushed the Veteran Brian Scott to 15-10 in the fifth game. It was a close math and a lot of tit for tat scoring extended the duration of the match.


Darren Quinn 0-3 Florent Chevreuil

Waverley Newby Chevreuil was also making his team debut and proved too skilful for Gala’s Quinn. Chevreuill, who switched from Tyne District squash Club to represent Waverely this season didn’t fail to impress and applied a good squash know how to send Quinn the wrong way on a lot of shots and convincingly won it 15-10, 15-4, 15-7.


Del Sharratt 1-3 Dave Ferguson

This was a ‘grudge match’ as both players had previous mettle and had a good record against the opposite team. Del stormed off with the first game as he found good width on a lot of his shots and was just able to place them just out of Dave’s reach and took it 15-11. In the second game, Dave used a lob serve which proved awkward to returs, and anytime Del did return the serve Dave just done a drop shot to the front forehand of Del and Del just couldn’t find an answer to it as Dave took it 15-5. The Third game was closer, Dave used home advantage well as Del wasn’t used to the Hot courts at Waverley and seemed a wee bit more sluggish than Dave and Dave took this one 15-11 for 2-1. Del refocussed in the fourth and again found perfect width, Del was seemingly away and almost home with a 13-8 lead but one basic forehand drop that is usually straight forward for any squash player, hit the wood on the racket and didn’t hit the front wall, this turned the whole game and Dave took it eventually 16-14.


Pat Spence 0-3 Lee Calder

Waverley’s Lee was 30 years junior to Gala’s Spence and his youth and agility was key as Lee never seemed to run out of breath or tire and indeed seemed like he could run all day add took it in straight sets.


Tony Elliot 3-0 Malcolm Lunn

Tony Elliot was trying to get a consolation victory for Gala and didn’t have it easy in the first game. Although both players kept the ball tight to the wall and used every inch of the court, neither player missed much and this made for long fast rallies and exciting squash. Tony took the first 15-13. With a lot of expectation on this game it attracted a few viewers from each team but Lunn seemed to lose the niche and what promised to be a hard fought, close tight match seemed to end up pretty straight forward for Tony and after expending so much energy in the first game Lunn just ran out of steam and Tony took the remaining game 15-5, 15-7


Gala Captain Sharratt said afterwards “That’s the final warm up match before the league season starts, and this has been by far the toughest of our pre season games. I have a couple of decent players to draft in for the main season but I can’t really fault any of the guys today. Waverley produced a Really tough team and I expect some of their players to be playing in the league above us this season so I am not disappointed with Gala’s performance at all. I’m particularly impressed with Magowan who was just “making up the numbers” but had the most exciting game of the night.


Next up for Gala is the opening league match

Gala v Edinburgh Sports Club 8