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1st December 2023

With our No.1 Fergus Burnett recently injured and one of their players also injured we agreed to play 4-a-side.

First on were Peter Culver No.3 and David Parker No.4. Both had good, long, hard games but lost 1/3 and 0/3 respectively.

Cathy Ruffle No.1 knew her opponent from previous encounters so knew it was going to be a tough challenge. And so it proved. Both players giving their all but Cathy lost in 3.

It was left to Dan Sweeney No.2 to save a whitewash. Some excellent squash from both players, and the scoreline shows just how close the match was – 15/12, 19/17, 15/13 – unfortunately for the GB Vets the result went Purley’s way!

So a 4/0 win for Purley, but over the last 7 years the GB Vets just have the edge 4/3! Roll on next year.

Thanks to non playing Match Manager, Fabio Goriup (also a GB Vet!) for organising an excellent evening rounded off with homemade lasagne, chips and much alcoholic banter!

Full results were as follows:

  Purley   GB Vets    
1 Andy Chrispin lost to Cathy Ruffle 3-0  
2 Matt Torode beat Dan Sweeney 3-0  
3 Charlie Goriup beat Peter Culver 3-1  
4 Phil Barnes beat David Parker 3-0  

Nigel Belle
Match Manager

Picture Caption: Cathy Ruffle (GBV), Andy Crispin (P), David Parker (GBV), Matt Torode (P), Dan Sweeney (GBV), Fabio Goriup (P), Peter Culver (GBV)