The finals of the Devon Cup (Ladies) & Devon Cup Plate (Mixed) were held on Wednesday March 22nd at Newton Abbot Squash Club.

I want to thank Newton Abbot for hosting the event and to Louise for producing a lovely buffet.
Thanks to Lee Curtis for helping me sort out this date at short notice for the mixed due to the team not being able to play on Friday 7th April with the Main Devon Cup Final.
A big thank you to the 4 referees on the night. Dean Clayton, David Mudge, Phil Hancock & Alison Samuel.

Devon Cup (Ladies):
Plymouth University v Newton Abbot

(Rerport by Alison Samuel)
The finals of the ladies Devon cup were played on 22
March 2017 at Newton Abbot, Plymouth university v Newton Abbot.

The final was a hard fought match with some excellent
squash played. Plymouth University won for the second year running 3/2.

Newton Abbot started very well with a win for Sharon
Brown at 5 winning against Emma Neudegg
3-1 (15/10 15/9 6/15 15/10)

Nicola Hardwick (Plymouth Uni) at 4 beat Emma Thomas 3-0
(15/11 15/9 15/13). Emma was very close to winning the third game but the accuracy
of Nicolas’ game paid off in the end.

Florrie Smith (Plymouth Uni) at 3 was too powerful and consistent
for Julie Stephens winning 3-0 (15/10 15/8 15/7)

There was another very accurate game from Lauren Williams
(Plymouth Uni) at 2 beating Anne Scott 3-0 (15/5 15/5 15/9)

To finish the match Vicki Evans (Newton Abbot) at 1
played an excellent game beating Alex Boughton 3-0 (15/11 15/6 15/10)

(Plymouth University) being presented the Devon Cup by Alison Samuel (Ladies League Sec of Devon Squash)

More photos are online in the Picture Gallery.

To view the Score Card please click below:

Devon Cup Plate (Mixed):
Newton Abbot v Torquay
4th strings and 3rd Strings went on first.
Dan Gough (Newton) v Richard Crook. Dan fought well but Richard took the 1st win for Torquay 3-0.
Ben Sutton (Newton) v Kane Wilson. Kane started well taking the 1st game from Ben 12-10. Ben came back winning the match 3-1. Making the overall score 1-1.

Next on was 2nd Strings Chris Stanley (Newton) v Dave Palmer. The first 2 games both went 10-12 to Torquay. Dave then took the 3rd game to win 3-0. Taking Torquay in the lead 2-1.

Match of the night went to string 5’s. Harry Senior (Newton) v Dominic Phillips. This was a very long match and went to 5 games.
Harry took the 1st and Dominic the 2nd. Harry took the 3rd making it 2-1. Dominic dug in and took the 4th to 10-10 and then won 12-10 making it 2-2.
The 5th was a very close game. Dominic got to 10-8 match ball and also championship ball. He couldn’t get the next point and Harry managed to claw it back to 10-10 and then clinched it 12-10 winning 3-2 and making the overall score 2-2.

Last on were string 1s. Jarred London (Newton) v Stuart Perrett. Jarred took this match 3-0 giving the win to Newton Abbot 3-2.

Dan Gough (Newton Abbot) being presented the Devon Cup Plate by David Mudge (Hon Sec of Devon Squash)

More photos are online in the Picture Gallery.

To view the Score Card please click below: