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Inter-county team success

posted Nov 11, 2019, 5:59 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 5:59 AM ]

Three current Mersea students were selected for Essex Junior Squash Inter-County teams at the weekend. Hugh (year 6) playing for the boys under 13B team and making up two thirds of the girls under 11 team were Lucy (also year 6) and Grace (year 3).

Hugh's team consisted of 5 players with him playing in 3rd seed position playing at Purley Sports Club. The team lost 2-3 to Oxfordshire, 0-5 to Kent but won 4-1 against bucks A team, which is good going from a B team side finishing up in 3rd in their group.

With Lucy in 2nd seed and Grace in 3rd seed position the girls started the day at Purley Sports Club taking on Sussex all three girls looking strong and winning 3-0 against all players from the other side. They then faced Hampshire (who are generally a strong team) and this time the scores went the other way but lots of experience learnt. The final showdown was against Dorset and all three girls returned to winning form dispatching all players 3-0 to take eventual second place in the group. This leaves the GU11 side waiting for confirmation from England Squash to see if they progress to the finals in January in Nottingham.

Well done to you all for your selections to the teams. Almost 20% of players selected for the Essex teams this year were either current or past pupils of Mersea. Fielding players in GU11 x2 BU13 x3 BU15 x1 GU15 x 2 and GU17 x1 showing great progression after leaving the school.