DMS see off Aon

The Security Centre Squash league ended with DMS in control to claim their second title.

Going into the final evening of squash with the title up for grabs between AON, DMS and Walkers, it was DMS who had the toughest opponents on the night.

They had to do battle against the league sponsors TSCL Sheriffs in what proved to be quite a showdown.

DMS’s Jeff Jones started off with a quality performance against Shaun Devine setting the stage with a 3-1 win.

Then Craig Scott of DMS played Stuart Bostock. These guys make the court look small and were dancing around each other for a gut-wrenching five games.

Bostock took the first game 11-6 with some precision shots, but lost some accuracy in the second and Scott kept it together to edge out the game 12-10.

Bostock found his aim again and took the third 11-7 and the fourth game was incredible with the tie break going to 19-17 in Scott’s favor.

The fifth game was tight, but Bostock kept his nose ahead and claimed the match for TSCL Sheriffs 11-8.

DMS’s B string Jorge Vera took on Mike Cansell who put up a sterling performance and pushed Vera to a tie break in the second game, but ended up losing in three games.

The top string was Neil Stone-Wigg of DMS and Frank Brennan for the Sheriffs. Brennan started slowly and Stone-Wigg took full advantage of that, taking the first two games in quick succession, 11-4 and 11-6.

Brennan’s fighting spirit showed in the third game which he took 11-9. The fourth went to a tie break with Brennan also sneaking that 12-10.

Into the fifth and what a decider it was. Both players were throwing themselves around the court to retrieve the ball and hang on in each rally, but Stone-Wigg prevailed with two great shots which forced a weak return from Brennan, followed by a mistake, to take the game 11-9.

The doubles match was dominated by this season’s unbeaten pairing of Brennan and Cansell of the TSCL Sheriffs.

DMS claimed 11 points from a maximum of 13 from this encounter leaving Aon needing 12 to tie and 13 to overtake them for the title.

Aon managed to win four out of the five matches to set them up for maximum points, but it was the C string encounter between Janet Sairsingh and Alex Johnson which did not go in Aon’s favor.

Johnson proved to be a strong C player and worked Sairsingh too much, claiming his win 3-1 and preventing Aon from catching DMS.

The club raised $200 on the night for the charity of choice for DMS which they have to still decide.

Going into the final evening of squash with the title up for grabs between AON, DMS and Walkers, it was DMS who had the toughest opponents on the night.