With the festive season on us, and no thirds game, would KSC4 get some Christmas cheer versus a usually weak Alderley 5. As the weather turned cold and wintery, KSC4 ageing muscles were starting to snap, so youth beckoned, and the skip put out a team with an average age of 28 overseen by granddad Dalton.
On the mourn of the big day, scrooge Evans, with happy dreams of Christmas past yet nightmares of Christmas future, came knocking on the door, asking for more taxes and Father 'Skip'mas, appreciating the season of goodwill to all squash players, yielded young ‘tiny Will’. Father 'Skip'mas noted to himself,- he must mend Rudolph Walton's red nose- as all the thirds were lost in the foggy heights of first place, nowhere to be seen Thursday last!
To the games- didnt see them as early doors was tending the reindeer, and turned up near midnight to see if KSC4 had been good that night.
So here's half a page about me! Me at one, stuffed like an Christmas turkey, against a player usually in div 4 and yet to lose in div 5- not fair.
At 2 Peter, deservedly pushed up the order, against another div 4 player, this one yet to play in div 5- come on Alderley this ain't on. Peter was punished in the first to love as Dan bossed the T. Peter listened well and worked hard in the 2nd to move Dan off the T and get 2 confidence winning points on the score card. Third game and Peter told to be more patient and rally down the walls- he did just that, excelled and started to consistently win points, but alas, no present, and lost despite an 8-5 lead. Great test for Peter, each game better than the last, he's learning fast- well done.
At 3 Matt, against Tim, undefeated in div 5,vanquisher of Rich Holmes and pushed down the order by 2 div 4 players. Tough again and despite taking the first game, Tim dominated the next 3.
At 4 Joe, against another undefeated div 5 player- where had Alderley picked their team from ( oh yeah- there 4th team who had no game!). Match of the night here. Joe took the first and could have taken a 2 game lead losing the 2nd 10-8. At 2-1 down Joe kept at it, edged the 4th 9-8 as Mark went for broke, missed his chance and disappeared in the fifth- great scalp for Joe, first of many to come.
At 5 Geoff, looks like he struggled like the rest of the golden oldies in KSC4.
So begrudgingly mince pies in the end to Alderley 4! Santa please note, they were a bit naughty with their selection and don’t deserve any pressies this year.
Thanks to all those who supported KSC4 this half, especially those added last minute
Seasons greetings to all, Ian