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Truro School Squash Team vs  Charterhouse, Wilsons and Whitgift
On: Monday, 11 Feb 2019
Venue: Away


Part two of our personal “Mission Impossible” turned into the most
dramatic Squash triumph for the School imaginable on a day of utter
drama, excitement and sporting excellence in the KS 4 final
qualification round for the National Schools Championships.
The squad consisted of Jack Mahon, Louis Murray, Ben Thorpe, Joe
Thomson, Ollie Beaumont and Callum Oliver.
All our players were aged 13 or 14 for this matchup against the highly
fancied Wilsons, the no2 Sports school in England Whigift and a strong
host team in Chaterhouse; all of whom played boys 15 and 16 years of age
against us!
On paper Wilsons were incredibly strong in the opening match but we set
about our task in gritty determined style with great wins for Callum and Joe, mixed with a tough loss for Ben. What unfolded next was sheer
brilliance form Louis Murray beating the National U15 no10 in straight
sets with near faultless squash and an awesome win for Jack Mahon
over the National U17 no13 (3years older) in an encounter when both
had match balls and our Truro player clinched the win!
We then played Charterhouse who produced some fresh legs for the
match and edged out Ollie, Ben and Joe with, to be fair, some very good squash. Jack and Louis secured strong victories but several points were
dropped and the overall fixture was destined to do down to the wire!
In essence we needed to beat Whitgift substantially to win the group and
our gifted players set about the task with absolutely everything they had
left. Callum played a lad 4 years older and actually got a match ball before
eventually going down by the tiniest of margins. Ben then settled the camp
with an irresistible straight sets win for us and Joe went on, despite tiring
legs, to grind out a formidable win as well. This left the stupendous
talents of Jack and Louis to “bring it home” which they did in totally
professional style, the latter without losing a single point at all!
The fixture referee then calculated the final points tally with ourselves,
Wilsons and Charterhouse desperately close on the overall standings.
After 5-10 mins which seemed like hours the final results were announced.
Truro 33 pts Wilsons 29 pts Charterhouse 28pts and Whitgift 7pts.
National finals March 20/21st in Nottingham for both our teams..
Now for the greatest prize of all.... Tim Smith Head of Squash