Bucks squash team retain Division One status

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The Bucks men’s O45 squash team, including Aylesbury Grammar School players Darren Withey and Phil Yerby, plus Wendover’s Iain Digby, have retained their position in Division One of the inter-county squash tournament.

First up, Bucks comfortably beat Northumbria before facing Merseyside and despite some hard-fought matches, Bucks again triumphed 5-0, setting up the final tie of the weekend against Kent.

First on court was Darren Withey, playing at number one, and after stretching to a 2-0 lead, the Kent number one fought back to take it into a fifth game and a second hour on court. Darren was not to be denied though as he ran out a 9-5 winner in the decider.

While this match was taking place, Gerrard Cross’ Rory Fisher stormed to a 3-0 victory on the other court and he was followed by captain Iain Digby who, after a sluggish start, convincingly won the third and fourth games to ensure Bucks won the match.

The task now was to see whether Bucks could complete three 5-0 victories. This was left to Phil Yerby after Thame’s Simon Martin beat a defiant Kent captain Nick Peel in three games. Phil never let his opponent get a foothold in the match to run out a 3-0 winner. Bucks had therefore secured the maximum 60 points for the weekend and will again play in Division One next year.