7th A League vs. Jeppe

Mike fresh from his sojourn in the UK where he quaffed ample quantities of Ruddles beer, gorged Cornish pasties in Devon, scoffed scones filled with jam and clotted cream, and banqueted on real fish and chips with mushy peas, was first on. The break must have been beneficial because a win was had against another Mike despite a third game hiccup.

Next up George, completing an easy win that also included a third game walkabout. He maintains an impressive “played 5 won 5” league record. We wish him well with the Comrades on Sunday 29thMay. Rumour has it that he does not talk during the last 30 kilometres, bliss!
On goes our MVP, that’s Nic, up two nil. Paul playing on adjacent court and up one nil. 16 points looking a dead cert. We did, for those educated Japanese,Description: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fgandon/miscellaneous/japan/Image8.gif. Things changed. Firstly, and difficult to believe, Nic had match point in the third and lost 3-2. Nothing else to add on this point. A ribbing is too easy! Secondly Paul started losing even though he was the far superior player. One all. Third game. Marker George. The double barrelled surnamed, opponent did not agree with a well constructed call by the marker. Big rumpus, court door flew open, tête-à-tête between marker and player. Far more entertaining than marking and watching the drilling Nic was receiving. The upshot was, disappointingly no fisty cuffs, the marker giving a conduct warning to the Jeppe player. Nice one George! This must have really pissed Mr. Cameron-Gunn as he went on to win the game and the next. No he did not join us for the meal at the Grand Slam afterwards. Count back on games, squeaked in by one.

Squash Tip of the Week
Don’t argue with the marker, especially if he is a lawyer!

#1: Paul vs. Vaughan, 1-3: 18-16, 10-15, 10-15, 11-15
#2: Nic vs. Dave, 2-3: 15-11, 17-15, 15-17, 13-15, 13-15
#3: Mike vs. Mike: 3-1: 18-16, 15-10, 7-15, 15-9
#4: George vs. Anton: 3-1: 17-15, 15-8, 10-15, 15-6

Match score: 11-8

Description: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fgandon/miscellaneous/japan/Image8.gif, Japanese for “count the skins of badgers which haven't been caught”
Check out the scribe in his younger days! Description: cid:image001.png@01CC16F2.4A709290