Squash end-of-season School Championships

The annual school Squash championships were held on Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th July at the SBA to finish this season’s hectic playing programme with a bang! In the 1st year final Finlay Charles and Hamish Spence fought a huge match which went all the way to 1 game all and 9 points all before Finlay found the ultimate winning shots to take the win and the title to his great surprise and glee. Both Finlay and Hamish have developed well this year and will be a credit to the school in coming seasons.

In the second year event Ed Rodda and Jacob Lamboll reached the 3rd place playoff and Ed’s technical advantage saw him through the encounter 2 nil over Jacob’s fast and powerful running. Both players had performed well in the group stage earlier and will be pressing to go one better next year.

The second year final itself was between Jason Ayliffe and Ollie Beaumont who was actually promoted from the first year group due to his outstanding form and levels of performance. The first game went to Jason 11/6 but the second could hardly have been closer and was fought tooth and nail all the way to an eventual 15/13 victory for Jason. Both boys showed determination, considerable skill and massive desire to compete at this level and they will only get better and better.

Finally it is with great pride that Truro school can announce that Louis Murray is now Nationally ranked at 16 and Jack Mahon an incredible jump to No. 4 and surely England squad recognition in the very near future. As our outstanding Squash pupils the boys did not play in the School champs itself and are training throughout the summer in readiness for another surge up the rankings next season. Many congratulations to them and also to Jason Ayliffe, Ben Thorpe, George Purchas and Milo Charles who represented Cornwall County this year.

Tim Smith
Head of Squash, Truro School