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We have teams representing the Squash Club in both the 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 Wrexham area and looking to play a good standard of competitive squash then please contact the Secretary via the Contact Us & Links page.

 

2023 - 2024 Season

 

Great night at the Club !

 

On 6th February, the Club was packed with a gallery enthralled at the very highest level of squash being played with our guests, a very strong Warrington Firsts.

It was a first home match for Tesni Murphy who battled hard at third seed but to go down 3-1.

Man of the Match was Josh Davies playing at No 4. Josh played superbly to take his match into a fifth set with Ollie Hudson, and going on to win.

The two top matches featured, at 1, Wales Team mates Owain Taylor (WR 104) against Joel Makin (WR 9) and, at 2, Rhys Evans (WR 218) v. Jonah Bryant (WR 140) - both tremendous matches, they went to form at 3-0.

Steve Jenks played at No 5, he had a tough time against another strong Warrington opponent, going down 3-0.
An excellent night at the Squash Club.

 

Our Man of the Match

 

First home match for Tesni

 

Second seeds

 

Number one seeds

 

Interested in playing Inter Counties ?

 

The Club has heard from Greg Tippings, Welsh National Performance Coach at Squash Wales, who is looking at the feasibility of entering senior teams representing Wales into next year's Inter County Championships.

Stage 1 will be held over the weekend of 24 & 25th February 2024.

This is an open invitation for all senior, as well as junior transitional players, in Wales.

If any member is interested in being considered for selection, please indicate this to Mark Davies.

 

Tesni joins the First Team for second half of Season

 

Some brilliant news over the New Year as we welcome back to the Club, Tesni Murphy (nee Evans).

Recently married, Tesni has a current World Ranking at 25 (highest WR is 9) and she will be a valuable addition to our First Team; Tesni plays her first match for the Club on 9th January, against Alderley Edge 1 (Away).

 

Top signing for the Club

 

NE Wales Team - Fixtures Spring 2024

 

First Team come close and they're on TV

 

The First Team came came really close to winning this Division 1 match at Grove Park (Cheadle Hulme) on 14 November, with matches of the top three seeds being streamed live on YouTube.

First up was Josh Davies - having gone 2-0 down, Josh put in a "man of the match" performance to level it; in a gutsy fianal game, he just missed out 8-11 to an experienced but tired looking Ky Hibberd. On the other court, Steve Jenks was to win his match following injury to his opponent and Will Silvester played well but lost out 3-0.

Back on the show court, Owain Taylor started well against debutant New Zealander, Temwa Chileshe; he went 1-0 up but was later troubled with a stress injury of the foot.
The final match featured Rhys Evans, playing the experienced Luke McFarland at No.2 - the constant pace, determination and fitness shown by Rhys won the day 3-1.
Overall, the match was won 3-2 by Grove Park, but valuable points were gained for our Team on another evening of superb squash from the Wrexham boys.

 

Josh does well to come back !

 

The Team result

 

Heavy loss against Warrington 1

 

Our First Team came up against the mighty Warrington 1 on 31 October, with Adrian Waller
(WR 29)
playing at No 1 and the new British Junior Champion, Jonah Bryant at No 2.

Our No1, Owain Taylor took a game off Waller but that was the only point we achieved in a tough match.
The two youngsters, Rhys and Jonah, had an incredibly close and entertaining match, but Rhys eventually lost out 3-0.

 

Battle of the teenagers

 

Another superb home win

 

Well done to a slightly depleted First Team (missing our No.1 Owain Taylor - who's playing in the USA) as they beat Northern Seconds by 3 games to 2 on 17 October

Playing in front of Team Sponsor, Dave Cadwallader, with young Rhys moving up to No 1, the Team played well against a decent Manchester side.

Man of the Match this week had to be shared between our two youngest players - Rhys Evans and Josh Davies, for their great skill and determination.

 

A great night, despite the loss !

 

The First Team travelled to north Manchester on 3 October, to play the NWCSL Champions from last season, Cheetham Hill.

With a number of supporters from Wrexham and sporting their new team shirts, courtesy of Dave Cadwallader, the Team did well against a strong and talented opposition - all of the matches, bar one, were lost 3-0 but the scores did not reflect the superb effort from all of our boys.

Man of the Match was our rising star, Rhys Evans, who almost provided a big upset on the night by taking three times World Champion, Nick Matthew to a fifth game.

Congratulations to all players on a super evening.

 

First Team with their new shirts

 

Man of the Match - Rhys

 

A tough one finishes

 

Some of our supporters

 

Big week in the history of our Club

 

Top of the "Premier Division"

 

Great start to a second Season in Top Flight

 

A second season in Division 1 of NWCSL began with a superb win against Alderley Edge 1 on 26 September.

There were some outstanding and very close games, with brilliant wins from Owain Taylor [1] Rhys Evans [2], Jon Davies [4] and Will Silvester [5]; at [3] Josh Davies narrowly lost a tight match, 2-3.

Player of the Match was Will; a real gutsy performance as part of an excellent evening and a great start to the new season.

 

NWCSL Teams - Fixtures 2023-24

 

NE Wales Team - Fixtures Winter 2023

 

2022 - 2023 Season

 

What a finish from our First Team

 

In our final match of the 2022-23 Season, the First Team emphatically beat Bollington 1 (5-0) to retain their NWCSL Division One status.

It was a brilliant end of season match at the Club on 28 March - congratulations to Owain Taylor, Rhys Evans, Josh Davies, Tim Arthur and Ryan Lewis who all played superbly.

 

Our First Team "Champions"

 

Division One - Final Table

 

Congratulations to Tattenhall - with help and guidance from Dave Whitehead, the Tattenhall Club put out a team of juniors this season, in the NWCSL Division 4.

This Team included two of our Wrexham Brymbo juniors, Tom & Ethan Willis - they were "On Loan" to Tattenhall for the invaluable experience that they would gain playing in this League. The Team performed well and went on to become NWCSL Team of the Season; they all received their awards at the Machester Open event on 18 May.

 

Team of the 2022-23 Season

 

Part of the Team - Tom & Ethan

 

Hannah's back on it. - just over two months after giving birth to Harper, Hannah Davies turned out for our Third Team v. Neston and narrowly lost her match, 2-3. What a tremendous achievement.

 

Happy to have played again

 

An example of team work ! - the team work continued following the First Team match v. Bowdon on 28 February, but what would their parents say if they saw this ....<

 

Team work !

 

A free week mixup at the Club - it was a free week for some NWCSL teams on 26 January and so a few players arranged a mixup to play singles and doubles matches, together with an invited guest - Tesni Evans; it was a superb evening of high class competition and fitness.

 

Mixup Group

 

Singles

 

Doubles

 

NORTH WEST COUNTIES & NORTH WALES LEAGUES START AGAIN IN JANUARY - the Spring half of the Season started on 10 and 16 January respectively. Important for our NWCSL First Team in particular, will be the big push to retain our First Division status.

 

All Welsh Team - on 17 January our First Team beat Alderley Edge 1 at Home, 4-1.

In what's thought to be a first for the Squash Club, certainly in Division 1, we fielded an all Welsh Team - Owain Taylor, Rhys Evans, Josh Davies, Ryan Lewis and Dan Lewis.

 

Friendly V. Neston. - as a warm-up to the second half of the season, we took a mix from all of our NWCSL Teams to Neston on 5 January; a great night of squash and our lads just edged the match !

 

Mid Season Review

 

It's been a superb first half, with thanks to The Educate Group for their sponsorship, to all of our players who have fought so hard, and also to those members who came along to support the Teams.

Below are the Team's standings at December:

 

NWCSL Firsts

 

NWCSL Seconds

 

NWCSL Thirds

 

NEW Firsts

 

It was a great night, despite the result ! - Our First Team hosted top of the table Warrington 1 on 22 November, with a packed gallery and some top, top squash.

We lost a hard fought match 5-0 but, possibly hero of the night was WBSC Number 1, Rhys Evans.

In an amazing match of high quality and superb fitness, Rhys took his match with Adrian Waller (Highest World Ranking 17) to four games.
Thanks to everyone who came along to support the Team.

 

Josh plays at Two

 

Rhys at One

 

Rhys steps up. - for our First Team match v. The Northern Club 1 on 18 October, Rhys Evans moves up to the top spot, in place of our Number 1 player, Owain Taylor who is in Australia taking part in the Jansher Khan Canberra Open; it's part of the PSA Challenger Tour.

 

We wish him well ... - the Third Team had a convincing 5-0 win against Winsford 1 at the Club on 13 October, but best wishes for a speedy recovery go to Winsford player Andrew Morley who fell during his match with Alasdair Blundell to dislocate a shoulder.

 

It's got to be done !

 

STRONG START FOR THIRDS - played two, won two, is the excellent start to the new Season for our Third Team in Division 3 SW, led by our young Team Captain, Jamie Silvester.

 

Our Third Team

 

4 October - our first win - Congratulations to all of our First Team players as they beat Alderley Edge 3-2 this evening.

It was our first ever Division 1 win and the match results show just what a fantastic team performance it was. With brilliant wins from Owain Taylor (3-0), Josh Davies (3-0) and Tim Arthur (3-0) but superb effort in the other matches, Ryan Lewis (2-3) and Steve Jenks (2-3). Well done Team, an excellent evening.

 

A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS - our first ever match in the highest League, Division 1 of NWCSL, took place at home to Wigan Sports 1 on 27 September with a packed gallery cheering on our First Team players.

With brilliant wins from Tim Arthur (3-0) and Rhys Evans (3-0), the match stood at 2-2; young Josh Davies (passed his driving test that morning) went all the way with Wigan's experienced, Ryan Atherton, who eventually came through 11-6 (2-3) and win the match for Wigan.

In the other two matches, Steve Jenks (1-3), while at Number 1, Owain Taylor lost out to England International, Patrick Rooney (0-3). It was an excellent evening all round.

 

Our first win in Division 1

 

A winning pair

 

Match score card

 

NEW SEASON, NEW SPONSOR, NEW SHIRTS ! - at the start of the 2022-23 Season we are most grateful to our new Teams sponsor, the Educate Group who are a Wrexham based company.

As part of their generous offer, the Club is pleased to show off our new shirts and these will soon be available to any members who would like one.

 

Our new Club shirt

 

NORTH EAST WALES LEAGUE STARTS ON 13 SEPTEMBER - the WINTER 2022 Season will start on 13 September with Six Teams taking part; our Wrexham Brymbo Team play their first two matches away, starting with Holywell 1 on 13 September.

 

North East Wales Fixtures: Winter 2022

 

NWCSL TO START ON 22 SEPTEMBER - the 2022-23 Season will start on 22 September with our Second Team travelling to play Neston 1; the Club's other Teams start their campaigns the following week, on 27 September.

 

NWCSL Fixtures: 2022-23

 

It's good to eat together after a match !!

 

BIG NEWS - WELSH INTERNATIONALS TO JOIN FIRST TEAM - Following the news that our First Team will take the promotion in 2022-23, the Club has an agreement with Owain Taylor, Welsh International and World Ranked No. 149 and Rhys Evans, current Welsh Under 19 No. 1 to play for us this coming season.

We welcomed both Owain and Rhys to the Club and watched them play on 1 September.

 

Welcome to Owain Taylor & Rhys Evans

 

FIRST TEAM TO TAKE PROMOTION INTO DIVISION ONE - As a result of an amazing season and finishing their North West Counties League in the top spot, it has been agreed our First Team should take the promotion in 2022-23.

The Club has rejected the opportunity on three previous occasions but, from September, there will be top class squash at our Club throughout the season.

 

 

FANCY PLAYING IN A TEAM ? - We're looking for members who would like to represent the Squash Club playing a good standard of competitive squash in either the North East Wales or North West Counties Squash Leagues - if you're interested, please contact Mark Davies.

 

 

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