Sheriffs in charge

The Security Centre Squash League’s third round showed some domination among the teams with one 5-0 whitewash and two 4-1 victories at the South Sound Squash Club.

The top three positions are closely challenged for with TSCL Sheriffs carding a 5-0 defeat of KPMG 1 on Thursday night. They won comfortably with only the A player, Dean Watson, finding himself 2-0 down, but coming back to secure a 3-2 win. The victory means the Sheriffs jump back into pole position.

DMS managed to hold on for a 3-2 win and secure their second placing over a strong Walkers Warriors team. SIR CML, meanwhile, had momentum on their side striding out to a 4-1 win over Walkers Wonders with the match of the evening coming from Hope Academy sports teacher Charlie Pait representing SIR CML against Nino Dilbert of Walkers Wonders. The match started with Dilbert taking the first two games 11/9, 11/8 and having match ball in the third.

But never rule out Pait, as he kept his composure and hung in there, scrambling to a 12/10 win. After taking the 90 second break between games, Pait managed to stay just ahead and came out on top in the fourth game 11/8.

The fifth was a see-saw battle up to 6-6, then Pait hit what he described as “the best shot of my life” to finish the rally with a cross court outright winner. This gave him confidence to keep the lead, eventually taking the fifth game and the match 11/8.

The raffle prizes on the night were donated by Walkers Warriors and the South Sound Squash Club managed to raise $120, which will go to the charity of choice of the league winning team.