Border Reivers Secure Victory in Thrilling Squash Clash Against Tyne 2s

In a squash spectacle that kept spectators on the edge of their seats, the Border Reivers emerged victorious against Tyne 2s in a closely contested match that showcased the talent and determination of both teams.

The evening began with a clash between Raymond Jeffries of Tyne 2s and Del Sharratt of the Border Reivers. Sharratt, a last-minute addition to the Reivers lineup, marked his 100th appearance for the team. The first game was a nail-biter, with Sharratt serving for the game at 14-13, only to be edged out by Jeffries, who displayed remarkable focus to claim the first game 16-14. The following games were equally intense, but Tyne ultimately secured the first victory of the night.

The drama continued as Peter Geany of Tyne faced off against Michael Currie. Geany took an early lead, winning the first two games 15-10, 16-1. However, Currie mounted a comeback, capitalizing on Geany’s unforced errors and seizing the next two games 15-8, 15-8. The decider was a battle of attrition, with both players making mistakes, but it was Currie who clinched the victory 15-10, securing a 3-2 win for the Reivers.

In the third matchup, Tyne Captain Gordon Hamilton faced a formidable opponent in Jordan Reid. Despite Hamilton’s impressive shots, Reid’s speed and agility proved too much, securing a convincing win for the Borderers with a scoreline of 15-12, 15-4, 15-10.

The trend continued in the following rubbers, with Sam Collin dominating Malcolm Trevor in a 3-0 victory (15-6, 15-2, 15-6), and Tony Elliot securing a hard-fought win against Freya Kerry with a scoreline of 15-9, 15-5, 15-12.

Delighted with the team’s performance, Sharratt commented on the Border Reivers’ unbeaten streak and the team spirit that propelled them to success. Looking ahead to their next challenge against table-toppers Edinburgh Uni 2, Sharratt expressed confidence in the team’s ability to face the tough competition.

The Border Reivers’ triumph in this thrilling encounter reinforces their status as a force to be reckoned with in the squash arena, setting the stage for more exciting battles in the season to come.