In the latest round of games in Division One of the Bucks Squash League, Beaconsfield Lions won their sixth game in a row by beating Gerrards Cross 18-9. They had previously beaten league leaders Aylesbury Grammar School, but only by the very narrow margin of 14-10.
Beaconsfield remain third, five points behind club-mates the Tigers, with Aylesbury leading the way by 24 points.
Meanwhile, WSRC, having recently beaten fellow strugglers Aylesbury and Chesham Bois 1b, hosted Tigers. Wycombe battled into the lead with Andy Walters holding off Dan Fernandez to win 3-0 and Charlie Needham overcoming James Harrington in a marathon five-setter, but Becky’s Stefan Lubek won 3-1 against Simon Miller to leave Wycombe 2-1 up and 7-5 on games. The top two matches were equally well-balanced, with Telmo Peixinho losing 3-0 to Paul Boyle, but George Goodchild beat Dave Powell 3-1 to clinch a 14-9 win for Wycombe.
In Division Two, WSRC IIs recorded another win, 19-2 against Chesham Bois Upstarts. They sit top with the nearest challengers Holmer Green IIs a whopping 61 points behind.
In Division Three, any one of five teams could be promoted. Beaconsfield Trojans continued to recover from their recent stumbles with a 19-6 win against Chesham 1879 IIs and they now lie second, four behind WSRC IVs, who beat bottom club Buckingham, but not without a scare, winning 3-2 on sets and 15-7 overall with wins for Mark Brown, Renaud Besnard, and Marcus Armstrong.
In third place with a game in hand are WSRC IIIs, who had a comfortable 18-4 win over Aylesbury IIIs with wins for Tim Horslen, Freddie Evans, Vaughan Edmunds and Mark Coxon. Fanham Common and Holmer Green IIIs are close behind Wycombe in the table.
Wycombe Swans (ladies) lost narrowly to Beaconsfield Stripes in an enjoyable match played in great spirit throughout. Stripes started strongly with 3-1 wins for Katie Shaoul and Leona McNamee against Dana Morgan and Brenda Ede, but Wycombe’s Bethan Draper polished off Janette Wilkinson 3-0, and Swans skipper Marian Holmes took Irene Machin to the wire, the latter surviving two match points before winning 3-2 to clinch a narrow 13-7 win for Stripes.