The Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain

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14th AUGUST 2021

The First match on court was Muzza (Andy Murray) v Dan Haggarty, a really great game to watch, Andy went 2-0 up, playing some fantastic nick shots from everywhere but Dan gradually clawed his way back into the match to win 3-2 Maybe the 30 years Andy was giving Dan took its toll.

Next up was Ray Burke MBE v Graham Stanford, this was equally a great match, it was nip and tuck all the way through, some of the rallies lasted forever, Ray was 7-2 down in the fifth, when he had to change his racket, he then went on to win 11-9.

Roger More v Rob Pelter was a close match although he lost 3-0 the score didn't reflect this.

John Parkes v Ray Batchelder was another really good match, Ray is a very awkward player playing reverse angle boast from anywhere, but as the game went on John's experience began to sus Ray out and John went on to win 3-1.

Alison Goy v Matt Gibbins, Ali went 2-0 down but once Ali settled down Matt struggled to keep up. They had some really brutal rallies and it was another good match to watch, unfortunately Ali lost 9-11 in the fourth.

Rachel Woolford v Ginny Lee, yet another very close match and considering Rachel hasn't played for over 18 months because of a knee operation, she put up a great fight especially as she couldn't move forward. Rachel might have lost her movement at the moment but she still hasn't lost the ability to hit the ball as sweetly as anybody on the squash scene. Rachel lost 8-11 in the fifth .

Geoff Redfern v Jack Robinson, Geoff went down 2-0 he did manage to fight back, but lost 9-11 in the fourth.


Pizzas all round after the matches had finished, which seemed to go down well, and a couple of us had a beer or two.
I'd like to thank all the above players for playing, which made the day really enjoyable.

Geoff Redfern, Match Manager