Hutton Moor up to second after winning start

Hutton Moor Squash Club are in second position in the league after a good start to the season.

HUTTON Moor Squash Club started the new season with new shirts with the help of new sponsors.

The team would like to thank Ian from Spot on Mortgages, Peter from Worle Fish Bar, Pizza and Kebab House, Wes from the Sandwich Maker, Jim from Mactra Marine Equipment and Neil from Neils Joinery.

The first two games were played away with some new team members joining the squad. On the first outing to play Gordano in Portishead, the team welcomed Jason Vinnicombe, where his skill had him playing at the top as No 1.

Darren Cole opened the match playing Gordano’s Bryan Pycroft and despite his best efforts, Darren was not able to overcome the higher ranked player and lost his match 3-0.

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On the other court, John Shobbrook was lower ranked than his opponent, Rob Richie, but levelled the match winning in three sets. Paul Mclean was next to take to the court for Hutton and in a hard-fought game against Alec Painter, he won in the fifth set.

Last season’s captain Neil Stowe was playing Gordano’s Steve Hole. Another great match was played over five gruelling sets, with Neil coming out on top. Jason Vinnicombe defeated the luckless Nick Hands in straight sets.

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The next match was a trip to play league leaders Chew Valley Winter B, who had already played three matches.

Chris Heath Williams was playing again for Hutton Moor, rotating with Darren Cole and as Neil Stowe was unable to play so another new member stepped in, Dan Wride. Chris opened proceedings and won in straight sets. After that, John Shobbrook and Paul Mclean both won, John winning 3-0 and Paul in five sets.

Dan Wride, playing his first competitive match for Hutton Moor, had a fast and furious game, with Dan winning the match 3-1, leaving Jason Vinnicombe to make it 5-0 to Hutton Moor Squash with another assured display.

At the end of the evening, Hutton Moor had moved into second place behind Chew Valley, but have two games in hand.

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