Result Knutsford 2 beat Knutsford 3 20-3.
K2 were playing away at home (I'm sure there's a double entendre
in there somewhere) hosted by K3.
So to the eagerly awaited start (no not the Ryder Cup) of the
season. K2 a bit under prepared for the first game but a fortunate
match against what should have been weaker opposition. How would
the season pan out, could K2 get promotion again, would David's new
family situation result in even more grey hairs, would Greg's work
get to him so much that the bald patch would increase by as much as
the length of the shorts decreased (anything more would surely be
obscene), would Nigel's neoprene addiction eventually result
total lack of movement, would Steve's new neoprene experience
become a fetish and would Simon just like to develop some
idiosyncrasy that I can write about.
Eagerness abounded with Greg and David desperate to go on first
and get the first points of the season - David won the race and was
up against Roger. Meanwhile the captain was so excited that he
misplaced his wallet between RBS cash machine and KSC, emptying his
bag out on numerous occasions and searching the car resulted in no
wallet and a trip to the police station which likewise proved
fruitless. Eventually it was found down the narrowest of gaps in
the car and at least I had drinking vouchers which proved to be of
great importance later on.
David vs Roger (3-1)
Not too much was seen of this one by yours truly for reasons
already explained but Roger played some very steady squash
down the backhand wall and with the match at 1-1 it was a very
close affair. David took the next two to 5 and 6 to great relief
and the season was underway.
Greg vs Dave (3-0)
Again not too much to input from the penniless captain but Greg
was heard to mutter that Dave plays the type of squash he
(mindless?). A comfortable 3-0 to Greg with only 8 points
Nigel vs Tim (3-1)
A very hard fought match with Tim playing some excellent squash.
Clearly motivated and in the zone he forgot to say "good shot" at
appropriate moments throughout the entire match. He raced into a
5-1 lead in the first but then was 8-5 down with some loose shots
before eventually taking the first 10-9. The next three went to
Nigel but to 6, 5 and 5 which meant that the neoprene did its job
and the old crock was just about still in one piece.
Simon vs Neil (3-0)
A bit of a non-event with only seven points conceded by Simon
fresh of his holidays, short of match practice, overweight (was on
lime juice in the bar) but with sufficient in the tank for Neil to
declare that he (Neil) was also a bit short of match practice, a
bit overweight and that
things would improve (in what department we all asked as he tucked
into seconds of home-made chilli con carne).
Steve vs Gary (3-1)
Looking self conscious in the neoprene support Steve got off to
a bad start and lost the first but with some trade mark scampering
drop shots Steve took the next two close games before easily
rapping the match up in the fourth with Gary now expressing his
trademark frustrations at his own performance.
So to the bar, with the away team buying more drinks (hence the
need for the wallet - note Tim) than the home team but being served
an excellent chilli dish with rice (superbly cooked by Steve of
the away team) and slightly burnt bread which apparently was
Steve's (away team!) fault and a "home made" cake. All in all an
excellent evening - can't wait for the return although the, by
then, much improved K3 might give us an even harder match.
Next 2 weeks Greg is in charge of K2 whilst yours truly takes a
much needed rest!
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