8th League “A” vs. Edenvale

What a start to the season, a convincing win carrying on from where we left off last season; that was true up to mid 2008 then the wheels came off.

Whispering George hits the boards first, playing Clint Eastwood. Actually we don’t know his surname but it sounds good. The match races to two all and 14 all in the fifth; George plays “with swagger” and wins 16-14 and is now “ledge”. Words from the younger generation; got to keep up with the times. Celebration follows with his patented war dance and chanting around the court. Patented is stretching it ‘cos it looks like a one man Haka. Will try to catch it on camera, that assumes George wins again, which we want him to do.

Michael on next and only raises a sweat in the changing room when he decides to see how fast he can shower (not really needed) and change from his squash kit.

Mark, our Egyptian mummy fresh from his tombs trip, plays well and wins in three despite stuffing around in the second (17-15), making drop shots from behind the entrance door to the court. Probably over critical, after all, it was a drop shot!

A 16 pointer in the bag; over to Bruce. Our Vesparian, makes a darn good effort coming back from two love down, and scoring more points 68-66, but unfortunately missing out on the games. Our captain will be putting in a request to the Gauteng league for a change in the scoring system.

Normally the team noshs at the local eatery with a traditional Kleftico (scan last years report) but the hard economic times have even hit the lamb industry and the price has gone from R68 to R94. Steak egg and chips went down well.

Squash Tip of the Week

With the new PAR scoring, it is like golf: if you drop a shot against par it is a point/shot gone forever, so you must concentrate all the time.

#1: Bruce vs. Terry, 2-3: 14-16, 16-18, 16-14, 15-3, 7-15

#2: Mark vs. Stephan, 3-0: 15-11, 17-15, 15-9

#3: George vs. Clint: 3-2: 15-12, 14-16, 15-11, 13-15, 16-14

#4: Michael vs. Peter: 3-0: 15-13, 15-7, 15-12

Match score: 14 - 5