Pocklington squash club held its after season competitions included a handicap competition amongst the men’s/women’s open.This is supposed to bring evenness to anyone playing in the event.
For the first time in the 37-year competition, a junior, Louis Cameron, won the event. narrowly beating his playing partner Henry Palmer. The pair, who are pictured below, were congratulated by their proud coach, derek Norris.
Everyone who watched stood and applauded the pair as they left the court after showing great skills throughout their match .
Louis played his semi-final match against Matthew Wake, another junior getting through to the semi-finals, and Henry played his semi-final against the men’s open winner Mark Smales .
The ladies final was a battle of skill and determination from both Elaine Hancock and Denise Bigg, Denise getting the better of Elaine, a reversal of last years final .
The handicap plate was won by Paul Cockerill against Denise Bigg .
The men’s open saw a huge turnaround half way through the match. The game between team mates Adam Hemmingway and Mark Smales was totally one sided to Adam after two games played, Smales only getting one point . He started to turn it around and through hard work and sweat, he came out the eventual winner, much to his delight .
This was a great advert for the game and everything was played for in great spirit .
Thanks must go to Alastair Dick who organised the competitions and marked the semi- finals and finals.