Ireland’s superior shot selection helps him secure championship title
HENLEY Junior Squash Club members featured prominently in the recent Berkshire and Oxfordshire County Championships, gaining
HENLEY Junior Squash Club members featured prominently in the recent Berkshire and Oxfordshire County Championships, gaining one title, three second places and three third places.
The Berkshire County Championship was held at the Windsor Squash Club where Henley’s James Dunning, Miles Edwards, Beth Ireland and Jake Ireland competed.
Jake Ireland overcame Jason McAnally to secure the U15 boys’ title. Jake took the first game but McAnally came back strongly to take the next two close games. With Jake edging the fourth, it was all down to the final game where Jake’s superior shot selection and movement proved the difference.
Dunning secured runners-up spot while Edwards took third place. Beth Ireland also had to settle for second place in both U13 and U15 categories.
In the Oxfordshire County Championship held at the Abingdon Squash Club, Jonathan Betts had some hard fought matches in the U19 boys’ event and did well to finish third overall. In the U13 boys’ competition, Ewan McCracken came through his first round of matches comfortably and, although he then faced some tough opponents in his final round of matches, finished third overall. Speaking after the tournament, Henley chairman Richard Little said: “These are great results for our juniors and reflect the hard work they have put in over the last 12 months with our coaches.
“We run coaching sessions each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, and encourage new players to come for a free trial session and to make use of our holiday taster sessions which are supported by Invesco Perpetual’s Community Support programme.”