Shropshire League Week 1 Match reports

Shropshire  “A’ v Llanfyllin
The first match of the new season saw the ‘A’ team hitting the road into Wales to play Llanfyllin.  The first match is always a nervous affair but the newly shaped team were in good spirits, sadly, the outcome of the match could have been better!
1 - Craig Heath v Ryan Lewis
A tough match for Craig against young Ryan.  The match started at a high pace with a good level of play from both players, however, youth managed to gain the upper hand over experience with Ryan being the winner 3-0.
2 - Phil Caudle v Daniel Lewis
Phil came out of the blocks at a pace and took a relatively easy first game.  However, Daniel managed to decrease the unforced errors and keep Phil on the move for the next three games to win the match 3-1.
3 - Cameron Parry v James Smith
A clash of the young guns, both players rose to the challenge to produce some great high paced squash.  Both players quickly won a game each before James ran out the winner 3-1 following a couple of closely fought games.
4 - Ben Schur v Rhys Williams
Rhys quickly rattled off the first two games to take a commanding lead; however, Ben rallied in the third game to worry Rhys but not enough to prevent a 3-0 loss.
5 - Rich Allison v Graham Hughes
A nervy start from both players before they settled into a closely match game.  Graham won the first game before Rich found his line and length to finish a 3-1 winner.
Better luck next time!
Shropshire "B" vs Market Drayton 
Max’s army marched to a 19 – 5 win against the visiting Market Drayton. Drayton showed up 2 players short meaning the team were two up, even before play started, and only needed one more match to clinch victory. Max was first on and he proceeded to make easy work of Ollie and a win never looked in doubt. Ashley had tough work against Scott and had to battle from behind to win. Dan was doing well against Nick, being ahead and just needing to win the 4th to finish the match. But, the precision play of Nick came out when needed and, with a barrage of cross court volley drop nicks at any opportunity, he came back to pip Dan in 5 in a quality game.

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