Essex Squash Festival proves a big hit

PUBLISHED: 15:30 15 September 2017

The winners celebrate with their trophy

The winners celebrate with their trophy


Balls Deep were crowned winners of the Essex Squash Festival at David Lloyd Gidea Park at the weekend.

Action from the Essex Squash FestivalAction from the Essex Squash Festival

Six teams took part in the event, playing matches on both days, with Balls Deep beating Connaught’s Finest 13-12 in the final round.

Clifford Bennett beat Will Brand (5-1) and Antony Savage defeated Leki Lemzi (4-0), while Sarah-Jane Neller (2-4) lost to Sophie Lemom, Michael Aley went down against Gary Nisbet (1-3) and Josh Clarke was beaten by Jack Watson (1-4).

Balls Deep beat Redbridge Good Lookers (22-3), Stroke Balls (27-1) and Long & Hard (32-2) on Saturday, then saw off The Flying Jubo’s (33-2) before their win over Connaught’s Finest.

Organiser Niall Engerer said: “Special thanks to Team Racket Up, mum, dad and Zoe; as well as David Lloyd Clubs, Leki Lemzi, Ben Coleman, Joe Magor, Michael Coare and Nicole Harvey.”

Action from the Essex Squash FestivalAction from the Essex Squash Festival

Other results: Stroke Balls 16 Connaught’s Finest 14; The Flying Jubo’s 24 Long & Hard 11; Redbridge Good Lookers 17 The Flying Jubo’s 13; Connaught’s Finest 30 Long & Hard 4; The Flying Jubo’s 6 Connaught’s Finest 20; Stroke Balls 14 Redbridge Good Lookers 13; Stroke Balls 16 Long & Hard 16; Redbridge Good Lookers 14 Connaught’s Finest 14; Stroke Balls 18 The Flying Jubo’s 10; Long & Hard 15 Redbridge Good Lookers 15.

Final standings, Champions: Balls Deep (Antony Savage, Michael Aley, Joe Blackmuir, Sarah-jane Neller, Clifford Bennett, Josh Clarke, Pascal Dibattista).

2nd: Connaught’s Finest (Gary Nisbet, Leki Lemzi, Will Brand, Sophie Lemom, Sue Vine, Jack Watson, Joe Engerer).

3rd: Stroke Balls (Niall Engerer, Stephen Cunnew, Sean Chestnutt, Olivia Hunt Smith, Colin Benjafield, Barry Quested, Terry Goodwin, Adrian Dibattista).

4th: Redbridge Good Lookers (Richie Fallows, Elise Lazarus, Laurence Rodrigues, Sarah Lochrie, Steve Burnett, Qamal, Alpesh, George Engerer).

5th: The Flying Jubo’s (Francis Engerer, Kenny Trim, Michael Coare, Laura Northeast, Brad Carlyon, Scott Carlyon).

6th: Long & Whitney Hard (Keith Timms, Dan McGinn, Gary Wood, Vicky te Velde, Zoe Engerer, Oliver Horton, Stuart Eastman, Luke McLaughlin, Adrian Anderson, Bobby Miller).

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