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Results from Round 3 of Hellers Autumn Men's Open Division 

The Hellers Autumn Interclub Men’s Open Division was back at Christchurch Football Squash Club this week where the courts were nice and warm for a great standard of play. This week’s round of interclub saw some very clinical squash as players started to find their grove as quite notably no five-setters were witnessed.

Next week the Open division will go to Squashways starting 7pm. Some great games should take place, with the big match lined up between Adam Odering vs Joe Williams. The last time these two played it was a 100+ minute battle with both players leaving it all out on the court as Odering snuck the win 11-8 in the 5th, Williams will be looking to change that this time around. 

Here’s a look at the results from this week…  .

  • FOOTBALL 1 vs BURNSIDE 1

Adam Odering beat Brandon McHaffie 3-0

Jason Cumpstone beat Ryan Ko 3-0

Nathan Smith Beat Nathan Briggs 3-0

FOOTBALL 1 WINS 3-0

Football 1 brought out a strong team tonight whilst Burnside 1 dropped their number 1 Scott Gardiner for the affair. Jason Cumpstone and Ryan Ko was the tightest match as the two went on court in rather different shape. Ko, the youngster, was energetic and focused, on the other hand Cumpstone who had battled through the Kaikoura Open in the weekend looked like he needed a deep tissue massage. Cumpstone used his experience to take the game 3-0 but the way Ko plays and the people he has supporting him, it won’t be long until Cumpstone is on the receiving end of a 3-0.

  • SQUASHWAYS 1 vs FOOTBALL 2

Jason Oxenham beat Charlie Barker 3-0

Johnnie Honeyman beat Joe Petelo 3-0

Mark Revis lost to Richard Hollows 0-3

SQUASHWAYS 1 WINS 2-1

Squashways 1 made sure Football 2 didn’t have the same fortunes as their other team. A notable match was that of their imported Scotsman Johnnie Honeyman who dispatched of Joe Petelo. Honeyman played with ‘freedom’; meant Petelo had to cover all four corners of the court. The intense pressure saw a comfortable 3-0 victory to Honeyman.

  • SQUASHWAYS (MIDLANDS) vs CHRISTCHURCH 1

Lee Barker lost to Simon Slade 0-3

Paddy Mulvihill beat Simon Kidgell 3-0

Steve Leckie lost to Graeme Dill-Russell 1-3

CHRISTCHURCH 1 WINS 2-1

It wasn’t Midlands night but the one positive of the night was watching former team No.1 Paddy Mulvihill, get up with a 3-0 over Simon Kidgell. Mulvihill who looks as though he has carrying around his two youngsters on court this season, only just lost his No.1 spot last weekend after losing to Lee Barker. Mulvihill clearly annoyed by his demotion did well to bounce back and get the win.

  • CHRISTCHURCH 2 vs BURNSIDE 2

Joe Williams beat Lucas Rosa 3-0

Stephen Gardiner beat Dylan Budge 3-1

Ben Scott lost to Caelum Betteridge 1-3

CHRISTCHURCH 2 WINS 2-1

This match up was a close one as either team could have won. With the team score at 1-all, it came down to the match between Stephen Gardiner and Dylan Budge. It was an even contest early on as game scores were 1-all, although Budge nudged ahead in the third set 8-3 with Gardiner thinking his hopes were dwindling he prayed for a miracle. By Zeus Gardiner’s prayers were answered as within a flash he won the third 11-8. Going into the fourth Gardiner struck the ball well and thundered to a 3-1 victory.


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