Squash: So Below rise to the Top

1 04 2010

The So Below squash team won Division 1 of the John Henderson and Sons D and G Squash League with a crushing win over Finite Engineering.

The final week of the D and G Squash league opened with So Below holding a slim lead over Bard Vets with Finite Engineering also still in the running.

Bard Vets won their last match on Monday night with a convincing win over Noblehill and thus led the league by five points.

Needing six points to seal the league title, So Below were quietly confident but expected a close contest with Finite.

On the night, however, Finite’s No.1 player withdrew due to illness, which put pressure on all their remaining players to play up a position.

In the end, this proved too big a task, and after the first two matches of the night, So Below had secured the necessary six points with 3-0 wins for Robert Grierson and Keith Gristwood.

The remainder of the team continued the run with 3-0 wins for Sue Strachan and Jim Scriven, and a 3-1 win for Jimmy Wells to secure maximum points and the league title.

Division 1: Noblehill 3 Bard Vets 17; So Below 18 Finite 1.

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Squash: D&G Squash League underway for 2009/10

5 11 2009
So Below squash team 2009/10

So Below squash team 2009/10

The John Henderson & Sons Dumfries and Galloway squash league for 2009/10 kicked off last week. Boasting two divisions and eleven teams the sides from Nunholm have already been in action.

In Division 1 the So Below team overcame Stewarty CSC and Finite Engineering beat Bard Vet in a close encounter.

In Division 2 Cisco Systems beat the Stewarty Young Guns, the Lockerbie team, the Kings Arms, overcame Anderson Engineering, and also beat the Stewartry Young Guns and the newly formed Dumfries Cricket Club team dusted off their whites only to lose to Cisco Systems.

John Henderson and Sons

John Henderson and Sons - D&G Squash League sponsors

More details on the D&G Squash Leagues can be found on the Sports Club site here.





Squash: Team Squash

28 10 2009

D&G Squash League: For information, Nunholm court fees for team games have been increased this year to £3 per person, with the exception of juniors. The fee for all juniors will be £1.50.





Squash: Double Delight

14 07 2009

The end of season presentation of trophies of the Dumfries and Galloway Squash Leagues took place recently at Dumfries Sports Club.

An exciting climax to both leagues finished with Lockerbie winning the first division and Castle Douglas taking the honours in the second division.

Both leagues were as competitive as ever and respective captains Davy Lindsay (Lockerbie) and Colin Davies (Castle Douglas) paid tribute to all teams for their efforts throughout the season.

It was a double celebration for Colin as he also picked up the player of the year award for Division 2 with Les Harkness (Nunholm) winning in the top league.

Once again thanks go to John Henderson & Sons for their sponsorship and Iain Murray handed over the two league trophies to Chairman John Glendinning.





Squash: Dean’s the Cisco Kid!

19 02 2009

'Cisco Kids' - the youngest ever league line-up

'Cisco Kids' - the youngest ever league line-up

Eleven year old Dean Brotherston became the youngest ever player to play for a squash team in the John Henderson & Son sponsored Dumfries & Galloway Squash leagues this week.

Dean joined fellow Cisco players Jordan Currie(19), Chris Bellwood(19), Chris McCutcheon(20) and Iain Anderson(16) (left to right in photo) in what is the youngest ever line up of players to play a league match.

Raymond Currie, team captain of Cisco said “Dean’s older brother Douglas is away on a school ski trip this week so we gave Dean a run out and he was be no means overawed and in fact pushed his opponent Grant McVinnie all the way and just went down 3-2! ”

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Squash: Close battle in league

19 12 2008

In the John Henderson and Sons Squash League Division 1, Peter’s Fish and Chicken Bar played hosts to Finite Engineering at Nunholm.

It was yet another closely fought contest with Peter’s Fish and Chicken Bar having the edge and securing a hard fought 3-2 (14-7) victory.

At number one, Jim Wells and Garry McKean entertained the balcony with some long and excellent rallies, Jim took the first two games, but Garry was hot on his heels and clinched the third, Wellsy then regained control and cruised home 9-3 in the fourth to win 3-1. Read the rest of this entry »





Bard Vets lose by a whisker

16 11 2008

D&G Squash League week beginning Monday 10th Nov

Peter’s Fish & Chicken Bar were guests of Bard Vet this week at Nunholm. It was a very tight, tense and turbulent contest with Peter’s Fish & Chicken Bar winning by a “Whisker” 3 –2 (13 –10).

Tuesday night brought together two well matched teams and although Specsavers won more games Thornhill triumphed by winning more matches.

On Friday an early top of the table clash in League 2 was won by SCSC with a 3-2 win (13-10) over Cisco Systems. Read the rest of this entry »