The Finals were held at the Devon & Exeter Squash Club on 20th March.

I would like to thank Adam for hosting the event and also the markers on the night, Dean Clayton, David Morris & David Mudge.

The main final was between D&E and Fort Stamford which was the same two teams as last year.
It was nice to see that there was plenty of support for the teams. We managed to get all of the main cup games played on the glass back court which allowed everyone to view the matches.
D&E started off the points with Mike Gregory taking a 3-0 win over Philip Thomas. The second match was between Luke & Duncan. Luke was running for everything and managed to get everything back beating Duncan 3-0 taking D&E to a 2-0 start.

Game of the night was between Dan Mc Donald (D&E) and Jamie Shewbrook(FS). Dan started well taking the 1st game, but then Jamie took the 2nd and 3rd games going 2-1 up. Dan looked very tired and it looked all over. Somehow Dan managed to get a second wind, managing to win the fourth game bring it back to 2-2. The last game was very tight and the game went to 10-10 with both players having match balls. Eventually Jamie won 13-15 to win and to keep Fort Stamford in the match.

Next on was Matt and Craig. Craig managed to get a 3-0 win for Fort Stamford bring it back level for the overall score 2-2. Leaving it all up to the last match of the evening to get a final result.
Last on was James Snell and Tony Tremain. Unfortunately James was too strong for Tony and D&E sealed the victory winning the Devon Cup 3-2.

Bob Hefford (Chair) presenting D&E with the Devon Cup.

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The Plate final was between Exeter Golf &CC and Exeter University.
The first two matches on were Martyn Newberry (EGCC) v Rich Carter & Greg Parsons (EGCC) v Will Sergeant. Both matches were very similar. Martyn and Greg both getting 1 game making their matches 1-1. Unfortunately the University players showed thier stamina and kept running for everything. The University winning both matches 3-1 going 2-0 up in the final.

The next matches on was Simon Irvin (EGCC) v Peter Joyce and Jon Sharpe (EGCC) v Seb Posner. Jon started well winning the first game but Seb came back winning the second bringing it back to 1-1. Jon needed to win to keep EGCC in the match. Unfortunately Seb won 3-1 giving Exeter University the win and the overall victory. In the other game Peter Joyce proved too strong for Simon winning 3-0.

The last match of the night was between Robin Turl v Nick Thompson. Nick winning 3-0 against Robin, sealing thier overall victory against EGCC 5-0.

Exeter University have now won the Devon Cup plate for the 4th consecutive year!

Bob Hefford (Chair) presenting Exeter University with the Devon Cup Plate.

For more photos go to the Picture Gallery


Alan Ford