The Baker Tilly Corporate squash league round 5 was an extremely lively evening at the South Sound Squash Club. S & M Mixed Breed showed DMS who’s boss by dominating them with an 11-4 game win, ultimately pushing them from pole position down to sixth and stabilizing their second placing last Thursday.
Dave McGrath made his first appearance in his team at D string and it was his first game for five years.
Nevertheless, McGrath was still good enough to control Jeff Jones of DMS claiming a 3-0 victory.
Marlene West came from claiming the Women’s A SSSC Championships title the previous evening, but could not hold off the wily veteran Neil Stone-Wigg, the SSSC Championships 50+ winner. He snatched a 3-2 win from the younger West.
Sea Elements took full advantage of their tie against Harmonic Hitters and came away with the maximum score of 13 points, which boosted them to the top of the leader board for the first time.
KPMG Kobras raised their game against Baker Tilly, taking the match 12-4 and elevating them into fourth spot. Digicel Diehards and The Directors had a much closer affair with Digicel winning the matches 3-2.
Their No. 1 player Julian Jervis was in confident mood after claiming the SSSC Championships Men’s A title the night before, so to even things up he was given a scoring handicap of seven points per game against Chris Bailey of The Directors.
Jervis won the first game 13-11 and lost the second 11-9, but managed to keep up the pressure on the less mobile Bailey to win the third and fourth both 13-11.
The top five positions are now separated by just one point each, going into round 6 of nine.
The tension is certainly building and everyone is looking forward to doing battle to see who becomes champs.