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8th October 2021


The inaugural match against Limpsfield, Surrey took place on 8th October 2021.

With no history and having to rely mainly on players Squash Levels the first match was always going to be a bit of a hit and miss affair to ensure players were reasonably evenly matched.

Unfortunately for the GB Vets it was more misses than hits!

Fergus Burnett at No. 1 and Matt Belliere at No. 4 had tough matches, both going down 3/0.

Adam Rich at No.2 always seemed to be in with a chance but eventually lost 3/1, 16/14 in the 4th.

Karen Hume at No.3 had the longest, toughest match and at 2/2 a win was in sight, but it was not to be and she was pipped at the post loosing 15/12 in the 5th.

It was left to Robert Smith at No.5 to save a whitewash which he did in fine style winning 3/1.

So a Limpsfield win 4/1

The match was originally going to be 6-a-side but unfortunately Mandy Akin and her opponent both were suffering from injuries.

Our thanks to Rob White at Limpsfield for organising a most enjoyable evening which ended with snacks and drinks at the bar, much chatter and a hope that a rematch could be arranged for early 2022.

Full results were as follows:

Limpsfield GB Vets

Nick Marshall beat Fergus Burnett 3/0
Gavin Hickling beat Adam Rich 3/1
Tony Rackham beat Karen Hume 3/2
John Spiers beat Matt Belliere 3/0
Rob Colman lost to Robert Smith 1/3

Nigel Belle
Match Manager

GB Vets team: Adam Rich, Robert Smith, Fergus Burnett, Mandy Akin, Karen Hume.

Both teams