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2 x Essex School Games County Champion teams

posted Jan 17, 2020, 5:52 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Jan 20, 2020, 11:51 PM ]

Mersea EFS squash team went one better at the start of the new decade than last year.

The Essex School Games run by Active Essex in conjunction with Essex County Council saw Mersea's year 5 team of Sonny, Evan, Grace and Phoebe improve on last years runner up spot by taking the win and county title in emphatic style, only dropping 4 points from a clean sweep throughout the tournament, with both Grace and Phoebe keeping a clean sheet being unbeaten throughout.

Mersea won with 216 points

41-28 v Highfields    2nd 177
43-23 v Ardleigh       3rd 165
44-17 v Tiptree         4th 163
44-20 v Felsted        5th 140
44-11 v Langham     6th 110 

The icing on the cake was when the year 6 team of Hugh, Ollie, Lucy and Emma backed up the year 5's by taking the year 6 title also, with Hugh and Emma unbeaten in this section.

Mersea won with 240 points

39-24 v  Ardleigh     2nd 216
36-26 v Felsted 1    3rd 213
39-21 v Felsted 2    4th 206
42-27 v Tiptree        5th 168
40-17 v Lawford      6th 139
44-14 v Highfields   7th 120 

More importantly than the double county title for EFS Mersea School squash team was the manners of our teams on and off the court. A pleasure as always to take, and noticed by the organisers of the event.

A big thank you to Off The Wall Squash who run the event so beautifully, a real joy to have adult markers on all courts to help with the smooth running. Also without the help of our parent drivers, events like this are impossible (unless we buy a bus), so a huge thank you for the on call drivers for the day.