YPL Match Report- Hull Away

04th Feb 2016

No1s. Simon Parke v Harry Falconer. This match went on first as 17 year old Falconer had to be in bed by nine, and to be fair, Parke was not unhappy with this arrangement as his bedtime is getting increasingly earlier with age. Ranked 7 in England U19 and very very tall, Falconer hits the ball pretty sweet and had the experienced Parke having to play very accurately with guile to take the first. The second was also well contested, but Parke was able to expose the movement of the 6 foot 5 Lincolnshire lad, finishing some long rallies with one or two flicks. The third was also hard but Parke managed to hang on to take it in 3 much to his relief!

 

No 5s. Michael Graham v Nathan Kaiser. These two know each other well as they came through juniors together and are both around 20. It was Michael’s debut for our first team so maybe nerves played a part in him going 1-0 and 2-1 down against the hard hitting Kaiser. Michael managed to use his delay and variation though to good effect and managed to clean up the untidy match and win a much needed rubber in 5.

 

No4s. Ross Williamson v Paul Norton.  Ross was called in late again from the 2nds and did a good job of demolishing Norton. Norton had recently been in a car accident and wasn’t looking too clever on there so a quick and comfortable 3-0 win for Williamson.

 

No3s. Declan Christie v Yusef Forster. Dec as most squash fans at Chapel are aware, is a talented player who doesn’t get chance to train as he would wish in between fixtures. So it’s hard work against young whippersnappers such as Forster. Yusef is top 20 in the country U19 and has improved a lot recently. Dec though was able to use his clever court craft after losing the first to extract the second from the lad from Hull. This angered the normally calm Forster and he picked up the pace gradually as Dec started to tire. It was a valiant effort from the Chapel man but the younger player eventually prevailed 3-1.

 

No2s. Dom Hamilton v Glyn. Dom has been looking fitter as he achieved his goal of a “dry January” but haven’t seen him in the first few days of Feb so maybe all gone to pot! He looked in good form in this match though against Iron Man and all round fitness maniac Glyn.

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Dom does like to get his money’s worth in most of his matches and these two were going at it at a very high pace with some quite electric movement. Glyn however is extremely fit but built a little more like a prop forward rather than a squash player and perhaps not quite as mobile as Hamilton. So aft a very entertaining 5 games Dom managed to come through and take the overall match 4-1.

Please come and support us at our next match which is at home v Queens Halifax on Wednesday 17th Feb 7.30pm.

 

Simon Parke.

YPL Team Captain.

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