Teams Page

 

 

We have teams representing the Squash Club in North East Wales and North West Counties Squash Leagues and all members, Ladies, Men and our Juniors, are encouraged to compete for places.

 

If you are new to the area and looking to play a good standard of competitive squash then please contact the Secretary via the Contact Us & Links page.

 

2018 - 2019 Season

 

 

MID SEASON REPORT (DECEMBER 2018)

North East Wales League
First Team - finished a comfortable second place in Division One with young Will Silvester (age 14) being introduced to the Team and performing very well. Playing at a higher level has certainly improved his game.
Second Team - they finished third in Division 2. They had chances to gain promotion but a shortage of players in important matches cost them. New Captain, Paul Murphy is doing an excellent job.
Third Team - they were relegated from Division 2 by the narrowest margin; very unlucky and didn't deserve to go down but again, in one or two crucial matches player availability was an issue. We hope they will bounce straight back up.
Fourth Team - Lindsey Silvester took on the Captaincy for this Team that mainly comprises junior players, this to give them the experience of competitive league squash. Juniors involved so far this season were - Jamie Silivester, David Thomas, Max Kaye and Cameron Dennis. All of them performed really well and are ready for a successful second half!
Matches restarted on 15th January 2019.

North West Counties League
First Team - they're placed comfortably in the top four, with consistency of players being the key to their success.
Second Team - Unlike our First Team, injuries and non-availability of key players have cost the them dearly. Presently, they are third from bottom of Division 2 and in a relegation fight which is going to be very tough to get out of unless those key players step up.
Third Team - they lie second in the Division 3 with two of our juniors, Josh Davies and Will Silvester playing an admirable part in the Team. Particularly so as injuries to key older, more experienced players could have proved disastrous to the Team had these juniors not stepped in.
Without any doubt, playing Teams Squash and in this League has considerably improved their squash - next season there's every likelihood that these two will be playing in a higher league.
Matches restarted on 3rd January 2019.

 

North Wales Leagues

This season we had two teams contesting the Gerald Shone Challenge Cup (this is a match between the previous season's League and North Wales Cup winning teams).
In a delayed match, this was held at the Club on 11 December between our First and Second Teams, with the First Team coming through to win it 3-2.

 

2018 Gerald Shone Cup Winners - First Team

2018 Gerald Shone Cup Runners up - Second Team

 

North West Counties Squash Leagues

Congratulations to Will Silvester who, on his 14th Birthday, won his debut match in the North West Counties League.

Playing for our Third Team v. Neston 2, Will beat his opponent 3-0.

 

Winning ways for Will

 

We've been fortunate to have fielded a consistent First Team so far at the Club this season; they're mid table in Division 2 and proud to wear their new Mantis tops !

 

2018-19 First Team

 

The new season kicked off on Thursday, 20 September with the First Team at home to Chester Rugby [won 3-2] and the Seconds away at Liverpool Cricket [lost 5-0].

Good luck to everyone who has committed to represent the Club this season.

 

2017 - 2018 Season

 

Redwither provide fantastic support

Once again this season we acknowledge the excellent on-going support to the Squash Club from Redwither Ltd and, in particular to Malcolm Williams (Big Mal).

This very generous sponsorship and continued support of our teams will provide for our match balls and new shirts.

 

END OF SEASON REPORT (MAY 2018)

North East Wales League
First Team they performed well throughout the season to finish a comfortable 3rd place in Division 1. Captain, Richard Ackerley, mixed his team selection throughout the season introducing new players like young Layna Beattie and the older Dan Aimer & Ashley Peile into the fray. To top the season off they won the NE Wales Handicap Cup.
Second Team John Williams once again, with help from Kev & Julie and his "WhatsApp" Group, kept control over the team and finished a creditable 3rd place in a tough Division 2. Their season was capped by winning the NE Wales Plate competition. A plus for the season was the promotion of junior player, Josh Davies from the Third Team; Josh cemented his place in the Team for the second half.
Third Team Once again, Captain Marc Williams made it known he wanted promotion this season after coming so close last year. All of the Team put in some excellent performances and they did achieve promotion to the Division 2 for next season. Well done.
Fourth Team the Fourth Team was introduced into the second half of the season, playing in Division 3; the aim was to give some of our junior players the experience of league squash. Junior players involved were William & Jamie Silvester, David Thomas, Thomas Koscinski & Lewis Davies with Lindsey Silvester and a couple of old timers helping out when needed !
Valuable experience was gained by these younger players which should hold them in good stead for next season when, we hope, they will be fighting for places in the Second and Third teams.

North West Counties League
A very up and down season for the First and Second Teams in Division 2 with injuries, work issues and, perhaps a lack of commitment at certain times, which did not help matters. We maybe need to look again at the parallel team system we adopted, which didn't work out as expected.
Despite all that, both teams managed to stay in the Division thanks to some important wins during the last couple of weeks of the season.
The Third Team, however, performed admirably throughout the season even though some players needed to move up to the Firsts or the Seconds, sometimes at very short notice. They eventually went on to win the Division 3 by ONE POINT - on the last game of the season! The introduction of Josh Davies into the side, as a Junior, he gained us an extra point it was the key to us winning and Josh more than proved his selection by winning his last match 3-2. For the record, Geraint would not like to go on last ever again, if these circumstances were repeated !

 

Making good progress ...

It was a classic Youth v. Experience match as young Josh Davies played for the Second Team against Alan Coppack (Beaufort Park) in a NE Wales League match on 6 March 2018.

It was all court, skillful and physically demanding going into a fifth game, with Josh taking it - excellent squash both.

 

Youth v. Experience

 

A first for the Club

On 11 January 2018, Father and Son, Jonathan and Josh Davies played together for the first time in our NWCSL First Team, against St Asaph 1.

Josh (age just 13) was playing his first match in North West Counties Leagues and was unlucky not to win, losing out 9-11 in the fifth game !
Well done Josh.

 

Father & Son in First Team

 

MID SEASON REPORT (DECEMBER 2017)

North East Wales League

Our First Team finished in a comfortable mid table position during the first half with young Layna Beattie (15) making her debut for the Club. Richard Ackerley doing a very good job as Captain.
The Second Team, well marshalled by our own Jonald Trump, narrowly missed out on promotion to the First Division on the very last match, going down 5-0 to a strong Mollington Team, without winning a game !
Our Third Team was Captained by Marc Williams and missed out on promotion by a couple of points; although things could have been very different had the team above them not received a walkover in their last match !

The NW League MUST look to resolve this problem as walkovers are impacting on promotion and relegation issues.

Young Josh Davies (age 12) went through the first half unbeaten.

Some good, positive news is that a new Fourth Team, consisting mainly of juniors, has been entered to play in Division Three during the second half of the season - this could be very interesting !

North West Counties League
Both our First and Second Teams in the Second Division are having tough times. With injuries, non-availability and some below par performances, it could mean both teams may be involved in relegation battles unless fortunes change in the second half.
It has, however, been good to see youngsters Huw Williams, Layna Beattie & Elin Harlow all contributing to the teams at this higher level.
Meanwhile our Third Team hold second place in Division Three, with a game in hand on Tattenhall who top the Division; thet are our first opponents in the second half.
New players Dan Aimer & Rhys Williams have been welcome additions to the Team.

 

Second Team show their colours !

The NWCSL Second Team have made a strong start to the season and were first to wear their new shirts, courtesy of sponsorship from Redwither Ltd.

 

NWCSL Seconds - November 2017

 

First trophy of the season !

Congratulations to our Second Team (North Wales) on winning the season's curtain raiser on 19 September, The Gerald Shone Cup, beating Denbighshire LC 3-2.

Thanks in particular to the last minute replacement, Andy Morris, who stepped in for the unwell Captain, John Williams. Other Team members were - Kevin Jones, Kevin Lloyd, Simon Koscinski and Richard Ackerley. This was a cracking start to the season, well done.

 

Youth policy for new season !

Our Second Team (NWCSL) got off to a winning start to the new season on 14 September, thanks to a very young team - Rob Evans was the eldest at 29 !

The Team, including two juniors, were Rob, Jack Hayes, Elin Harlow, Huw Williams and Layna Beattie.

It was great to see this young group representing the Club at such a high level of squash.

 

Three of the four Young Guns - September 2017

 

Season starts

The Club's Teams for the new season, both the North Wales (Tuesday) and North West Counties (Thursday) Leagues start in September; the fixtures are shown below.

 

North West Counties Leagues

 

North East Wales Leagues

 

Teams Meeting

For all players who may be interested in representing the Club next season, a Teams Meeting for both the North Wales (Tuesday) and North West Counties (Thursday) Leagues took place on Thursday, 29 June in The Sports Complex.

 

 

Any member wishing to be considered for Team Squash should make contact with Mark Davies or Jim Tunley.

 

 

 

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