He might have stumbled but brave Erik never Fell

Following the completion of round 4 of The Security Centre Squash league, the TSCL Sheriffs remain in top position, but KPMG 2 made a significant jump from fifth to third. 

KPMG 2 went head to head against KPMG 1 and dominated only losing the doubles tie at the South Sound Squash Club. The match of the night was the A string where Erik Fell of KPMG 2 ground down KPMG’s Shaun Geils. 

Fell grabbed the first two games 11/5, 11/6, but Geils dug deep to turn the tables in the third, which he claimed 11/7. The momentum he gained helped him win the fourth game, which was nail-biting and came down to 10-10 and a tense finish. 

Geils kept his nerve and forced Fell to make two mistakes to take the game. In the deciding fifth game they both scrambled to keep the ball in play and create openings, never being more than two points adrift of one another. 

At 10-10 their teammates were enthralled, willing their guy on to hit the right shot and close out the match.  

In the big pressure points at the end of the fifth, Fell held his nerve the best and managed to play two consecutive well structured rallies and eventually hit the ball out of reach of the flailing Geils and take the match for KPMG 2. 

TSCL Sheriffs pulled a big gun out of their armory and leaned on the expertise of novice pro Cameron Stafford to lead them off to a 3-0 win over fellow Cayman Islands teammate Julian Jervis in an extremely entertaining match.  

Jervis, who represents Digicel Diehards, said he enjoyed the match but started slowly and gained confidence in the second and third games and felt he is getting closer to his team mate. 

The bottom of the table battle was between Walkers Warriors and NCB Group, which provided a much needed boost for the victors NCB Group, hopefully giving them some inspiration to take into round 5. NCB Group won the tie 3 matches to 2. 

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Cameron Stafford’s extra experience got him through.

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Julian Jervis gave a good account of himself. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD
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