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Collapse AllNewbury Singles - Round 12 | Thursday 24 September 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020 (Midpoint: Wednesday 21 October 2020)

Such a shame we had to end the round two weeks early due to lockdown but at least quite a few matches had already been played! A great effort in the circumstances and we look forward to getting going again soon!

Group Summary:

Congratulations to David for improving on his runner up finish last time by winning the group this time round, his 4 wins taking him 2 points clear of newly promoted Tim. Tim's "squash skills were obvious on almost every shot" in their head to head and were "difficult to deal with", while George did well to inflict David's only defeat.

Final Rankings:

  1. David Wollen 9.2 [W4, L1] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Tim Furr [W3, L1] 8 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Charlie Hurman [W2, L3] 6
  4. George Vlismas 7.2 [W2] 4
  5. Sevil Knight [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  6. Mark House [W1, L1] 2
  7. Bryan Lloyd [L1]
  8. Steve Tickle [L3]
  9. Duncan Chisholm
  10. Patrick McGrath

Match Results:

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Charlie Hurman (Nov 3) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A really enjoyable game for nearly 2 hours with few breaks and a conservative 6-8 shots for almost every point. At a rate of about 6 points most games that is somewhere around 1400 shots. Charlie did most of the attacking while I provided a bulwark at the back of the court, which just held out until the end. Vic Park floodlights were very good."  -- David
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Bryan Lloyd (Oct 30) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A good game played in grey clouds and slight drizzle not classified as rain. British tennis at its finest!"  -- David
Mark House bt Steve Tickle (Oct 25) 6-3, 6-2
Reveal CommentGeorge Vlismas bt Charlie Hurman (Oct 25) 6-4, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Another enjoyable match with Charlie played in (luckily) dry conditions "  -- George
Reveal CommentCharlie Hurman bt Mark House (Oct 24) 6-2, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "A good match in blustery and wet conditions. Lots of deuce games once Mark got into his rhythm. Thanks for the game Mark - looking forward to the next one "  -- Charlie
Reveal CommentTim Furr bt Charlie Hurman (Oct 18) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Had a great game with Charlie. Over two hours with many long rallies. I'm absolutely pooped now. Weather wise, a perfect day for tennis. Note to self: don't play 3 matches in 3 days otherwise your legs will turn to jelly and lead all at the same time. "  -- Tim
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Tim Furr (Oct 17) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "A very enjoyable match. Tim’s squash skills were obvious on almost every shot and difficult to deal with. Much closer than score indicates. "  -- David
Reveal CommentTim Furr bt Steve Tickle (Oct 14) 6-0, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Enjoyable game with Steve in blustery conditions. Scoreline doesn't reflect the match."  -- Tim
Reveal CommentTim Furr bt Sevil Knight (Oct 11) 6-1, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Before Sev arrived, I was expecting a bloke. Sev turned up wearing a skirt. I said. 'I was expecting a bloke Sev!' She asked if the skirt would put me off. I replied. 'If you'd been a bloke it probably would.' Anyways, we had a really enjoyable game and and played on in the rain after the result. Good luck with the rest of your games Sev!"  -- Tim
Reveal CommentGeorge Vlismas bt David Wollen (Oct 7) 7-6 (7-4), 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Very enjoyable game as usual with David, taking advantage in a break in the weather. Look forward to the next one!"  -- George
Charlie Hurman bt Sevil Knight (Oct 4) 6-4, 6-1
Reveal CommentSevil Knight bt Steve Tickle (Sep 29) 7-5, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great competitive and Fun game with many close rallies against Steve. "  -- Sevil
Reveal CommentDavid Wollen bt Sevil Knight (Sep 25) 6-1, 6-3

Player Comments:

  • "A fun game played in the windiest conditions Sevil and I have ever experienced. We had some good rallies and Sev did a lot of short shots which caused me problems, especially with the wind. Luckily it was a sunny day - hope we get a few more of them this round."  -- David