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10th SEPTEMBER 2021

What joy for all – a return to fun, competitive squash after over a year!

The GB Vets having recorded a 5/0 victory back in 2019, this match was anything but a walkover.

First on court, Andy Davies at No.2 took on fellow GB Vet Paul Ekins. A 3/0 win, all games going to 15/10.

Matt Belliere, at No.4 playing in his first ever GB Vets match, found his opponent too strong and lost 0/3.

Next up was David Parker at No.5 playing the Purley Match Manager and fellow GB Vet Fabio Goriup, recorded a close 3/0 win.

At No.3 Alan Boulden endured the longest match of the evening – 14/16, 16/14, 14/16, 15/11 – 2/2. The final game could have gone either way but Alan just succumbed 12/15.

So 2/2 in matches and an eagerly awaited battle of the No.1’s. In an excellent show of hard hitting, tactical squash by both players it was our Dean Newberry who came through 4 very close games to win 3/1.

So a GB Vets win 3/2.

Our thanks to Fabio for arranging such an enjoyable evening of squash, food and banter!

Nigel Belle
Match Manager

Full results were as follows:

  Purley   GB Vets    
1 Paul Eneas lost to Dean Newberry 1-3  
2 Paul Ekins lost to Andy Davies 0-3  
3 Rob Winter-Haller beat Alan Boulden 3-2  
4 Charlie Goriup beat Matt Belliere 3-0  
5 Fabio Goriup lost to David Parker 0-3  


GB Vets team: Nigel Belle (Match Manager), Andy Davies, David Parker, Alan Boulden, Dean Newberry. (Matt Belliere had to go early)

Both teams