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Category: Inter-Counties

Essex Juniors book three teams at National Finals

LEE HORTON REPORTS Another busy, busy weekend for Essex Junior Squash. Our players, coaches and parents were spread across the South East for Inter-Counties Stage Two matches. Three of our teams, Girls U-13’s & U-17’s and the Essex boys U-15 are off to the National Finals in January but all of our teams were hugely



Essex teams grab the spoils at Inter-Counties Grand Prix

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS A great weekend at the office for Essex Under 11 and Under 13 teams in the Southern & Eastern Counties Grand Prix 3 at the Connaught Club in Chingford as 3 of our 4 teams pickup medals in friendlies against Middlesex, Surrey and Kent. Our U11 Essex B team of Sam



Essex Under-15 and U-17’s turn on the heat at chilly Brunel

TIM BARROTT REPORTING Essex’s U15 and U17 teams made their way to Brunel University Sports Centre, Uxbridge on 22 January for the second stage of the Inter County Tournament with Kent and Middlesex. The first stage for the teams, which comprise two boys and two girls, had been held in December at Connaught and the



Essex U11’s triumph at South-East GP as U13’s lose by one game

REPORT BY DAVID HARRIS Last weekend development teams from our Under 11 and under 13 teams headed off to Rodmersham Squash Club in Kent for the first in a series of Grand Prix style friendlies against Middlesex, Surrey and Kent. Teams of three boys and two girls in each category take on similar teams from



Essex make their mark at Inter-County Finals

ESSEX fielded four teams at the recent Inter-County Finals marking another tremendous year for the county’s junior squash players. The main event – the National Finals – were held at Pontefract in Yorkshire and saw our Under-13 girls in action alongside the Essex Under-17’s team. Elsewhere, the Essex Under-13’s ‘B’ team and our Under-15 girls



Essex girls heading for Inter-Counties Finals weekend

IT was a weekend of triumph for Essex Junior girls with THREE of our teams booking their places in next January’s Inter-Counties Championships National Finals. Two teams – our Under-17’s and Under-13’s first team – have made it through to ICC Finals while our Under-13’s second team are through to the Trophy Finals, an amazing



Essex boys miss out on Inter-County finals

IT was a tough weekend for Essex boys’ teams in the Inter County Championships as our players battled it out in Stage Two of the competition. The Essex Under-13’s led by coach Dave Webster and our Under-15’s under the guidance of Paul Selby both came within one place of reaching the national finals in January



Inter-Counties Stage Two match-ups announced

The line-ups for Stage Two of the Inter-Counties Championships have been decided with nine Essex teams in action across the South of England. We have FIVE teams vying for a place in the National Finals and three going for honours in the Trophy event for teams that did not top the groups after Stage One.



Essex book three boys’ teams into Inter-Counties Stage 2

By LEE HORTON THREE Essex teams made it through to Stage Two of the Boys’  Inter-Counties National competition on Sunday. Our Under-13’s led the way at Ipswich Squash Club going through their three-match programme for the loss of just one point. Coach Dave Webster’s team opened their account with a 5-0 win over Herts and



Essex girls shine in Inter-Counties Stage One

By LEE HORTON Essex fielded four girls’ teams in last weekend’s Inter-Counties Stage One competition with two of our sides moving a step closer to the National Finals. Coach Chris Chitty took charge of our Under-17 team for their trip round the M25 to Wimbledon Squash Club where the line-up of Alice Green, Eleanor White, Ellie Hewes, Piper



Essex B teams deliver inspiring performances in Kent

Two Essex B teams produced some terrific performances for the county on a road trip to Poult Wood Squash, Tonbridge Kent on Sunday. It was a long, action-filled day with every player chalking up six matches apiece. Safe to say that every ounce of energy was left on the court. Our Under-17s were agonisingly nudged out



PASSION, PRIDE AND TEARS AS ESSEX U-17 GIRLS GO SO CLOSE

REPORT BY CHRIS CHITTY The Essex girls’ under 17 team comprising of Elise Lazarus, Alice Green, Ellie Hewes, Paige McCoy and Eleanor White travelled to Nottingham for the finals of the national inter county competition. With great determination and desire to win, the girls played Sussex on Saturday in the semi final. Essex played confidently and



BOOM…ESSEX CELEBRATE GLORIOUS INTER-COUNTY SUCCESS

LEE HORTON reporting ESSEX squash is celebrating its finest set of Inter-Counties results in years after three of our teams marched into the National Finals and another two (possibly three) teams making the Trophy Finals. The performances had county-coach Lauren Selby brimming with pride and full of praise. “I can’t tell you how proud we are of all our



TWO WINS AND ONE DEFEAT FOR PAUL’S ALLEN’S U-13’S

RICHARD MARTIN REPORTING At the weekend the Essex U13 boys, parents and coach Paul Allen headed down to Hertfordshire for stage One of county championships. The team of Ollie Green, Joel Braddock, Michael Tallentire, Harry Martin, Zaid Mushtaq and Ryan McCoy were all looking forward to a great day of squash. Host county Hertfordshire entertained us,



Essex Under-17 boys make coach Dave Webster very proud

DAVE WEBSTER REPORTING ESSEX’S Under-17’s were in sparkling form in their first-stage Inter-Counties match notching back-to-back 5-0 victories to ease into Stage Two with plenty to spare. Surrey B vs Essex The first match saw Connor Adams, our number 3 string, open the Essex account with a hugely impressive 3-0 win over Will Rowe, 11-0, 11-3, 11-1. That was



BOOM: Our Under-15 boys are dominant at Ipswich

LAUREN SELBY REPORTS FROM IPSWICH In the absence of my dad, Paul, I happily stepped in to coach the boys U15 team on Sunday at Ipswich Sports Club. Before he jetted off to the US Open to do the three things he loves the most (drink coffee, talk and watch squash), I was given the full



Mikayla, Alice and Brooke do Essex proud at Luton

JO MANN and WILL SOUTHWORTH REPORTING The Essex U-13 B’ team, comprising of Brooke Smith, Captain Mikayla Mann, Alice Lindsay and Coach Will Southworth all arrived at Lewsey Sports Park, Luton, nice and early and were promptly given a court for warm up. The girls were nervous but very eager to get their Inter-Counties stage one campaign



Inter-Counties action from the Garrison (Girls’ U-15 and U-13)

LAUREN SELBY REPORTS FROM THE GARRISON Girls’ U13A team   This weekend saw debuts for two out of the three players in the U13A team. Essex were hosting the tie at the Garrison in Colchester. The team consisted of Hannah Morley, Poppy Smee-Hotene and Olivia Broderick. Their first match on Saturday morning was against a



Tough going for Under-19 boys at Stortford

DAVID HARRIS REPORTS FROM BISHOPS STORTFORD Essex U-19’s faced stiff opposition in the first round of this season’s Inter-Counties at Bishops Stortfortd on Sunday but I was incredibly proud of the entire squad. They battled hard against some seriously tough opponents from Suffolk, Kent and Hertfordshire missing out on third place by just four points. Some great



Essex U-17’s power through to Inter-Counties round 2

ELLIE HEWES (AGED 12) REPORTS FROM ROUND ONE OF THE INTER-COUNTIES At the weekend, the Essex Girls’ Under 17 team hit the car to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. The team included: 14-year-old, Alice Green, 12-year-old Ellie Hewes, 15-year-old Paige McCoy, 14-year-old Eleanor White and 14-year-old Georgia Smith. They were accompanied by Harwich coach, Chris Chitty, who



INTER-COUNTIES CALENDAR 2015-2016

The calendar for next season’s junior and senior inter-county championships has been posted by England Squash and Rackets.



Essex U13 boys gain experience in trophy final

PAUL ALLEN reporting This year’s boys’ U13 county campaign was always going to be tough with all bar one player in the squad only just turning eleven.   Despite giving their opponents an age advantage it turned out to be a very rewarding season.   After coming a close second in both stages one and



Brave Essex girls miss National crown by narrowest of margins

ESSEX Under-15 girls battled their hearts out before surrendering the National Inter-Counties squash crown to home team Yorkshire at the prestigious finals in Pontefract on Sunday. It was a valiant effort by the Essex team who missed out on the biggest prize in county squash by the narrowest of margins with Yorkshire taking the title 3-2. “We are



Essex girls fired up for Inter-Counties finals at Pontefract

Essex Squash girls’ under-15’s have a crack at the biggest prize in English Inter-Counties competition at the weekend when they fly the county flag at the National finals in Pontefract in Yorkshire. The seven-girl squad of Alice Green, Ellie Hewes, Elise Lazarus, Paige McEvoy, Piper Tatum, India Webb and Eleanor White have stormed through the