Squash league swings ahead

Cayman is eager to build off its showing at the recent Caribbean Championship.

Proof of that can be seen in the first few games of a local league.

Some 16 teams took part in round one of the TeleCayman Business League at South Sound Squash Club last Thursday.

Samson and McGrath showed why they are one of the favourites for the A grade with a solid win over Maples. Both teams were without their strongest players, a fact that is sure to change for the rematch.

The longest and closest match of the night was also in the A grade with the ‘Caribbean Champs’ of Fernando Beckles and Jody Jervis just sneaking across the finish line against Aon 1. Fernando took an early lead against Aon’s Dan MacLean, only to lose the advantage, with the match going to five.

Dan clawed back valiantly but run out of steam in the fifth set, eventually losing. Nick Buckley had a similar match for Aon, losing in five to Jody Jervis.

Krys/EFG had a tough match against Charlie’s Angels in B grade, eventually winning on a count-back. Cayman Physio also beat Deloitte on a game count-back. Admiral Administration had a strong start against HSBC.

In C grade both Samson and McGrath 2 and Fortis had good victories over Digicel and Aon B respectively. Sponsors TeleCayman were too strong for Cayman27.

At least four more teams will be making their debut next week, including Massive, BDO, Alphasoft and Bone Dry Photo. The full season schedule will be finalised and distributed shortly.

Cayman squash is coming the successful hosting of the 2009 Caribbean Squash Championships. Cayman won four medals in the men’s, women’s, veterans division and also came second overall.

For more information persons are asked to e-mail Dan Kneipp of the Squash Club at [email protected].