We currently have 6 teams who have registered an interest in playing in the league this year.
Anyone interested in entering a team should contact Terry Prosser via Herefordshire Squash, Tennis and Racketball Centre or via the contact page.
The first fixtures will be played in early October.
The Herefordshire League consists of 6 teams, 3 of which play from Herefordshire Squash, Tennis and Racketball Centre and one from Presteigne on the Herefordshire/Powys border.
Teams consist of four players playing in ranked order. Strings 1 & 2 play PAR scoring to 15 points; strings 3 & 4 play to standard English scoring. All strings play to best of 5 games.
The knock-out competition is played according to PAR scoring for all strings, teams must field 5 players for this competition.
Herefordshire Squash & Racketball Association will hold its Junior County Closed Championship at the end of September at Hereford Whitecross Club. The competition is open to both girls and boys over a range of age groups: under 11s, under 13s, under 15s, under 17s and under 19s categories with a fun event taking place for younger competitors. A full afternoon of squash will be provided for all competitors with every athlete guaranteed as many games as possible.
Herefordshire Squash & Racketball Association held its Junior County Closed Championship on Saturday 13th December at Hereford Whitecross Club. The competition covered under 11s, a combined under 13 and under 15s and under 17 categories with a fun event taking place for younger competitors. A full afternoon of squash was provided for all competitors with every athlete guaranteed 4 games.
Owen Fish and George Grismond won through to the final with Tom Lewis and Sam Harris fighting it out for 3rd and fourth places in the under 11s. Tom Lewis played a controlled game to take 3rd place despite Sam's brave resistance. In the final Owen seemed to have the match in his grasp after winning the first game but George rallied and fought back to take the title.
In the under 13/15s group Jack Harris took on Flynn Edmonds in the 3rd/4th playoff. It was Flynn's first experience of competitive squash and he acquitted himself admirably but Jack's greater experience was enough to see him win through. In the final for this age group brothers Luke and Connor Wilkins treated spectators to a titanic battle. Connor took the early advantage winning the first game but Luke's greater strength and fitness eventually told to see him win the title.
The under 17 category featured a range of experience and ages. The playoff for 3rd and 4th saw Harry Hutton take on the youngest player in the group Owen Davies. Harry's game had developed quickly throughout the afternoon and, despite losing to his opponent earlier in the afternoon, he was able to defeat the younger player and take 3rd place. The final was a relatively one-sided with the very experienced Ben Brookes overcoming the brave resistance of Tom Sharp in his first competition.
The winners and runners-up in all categories received new racquets and the 3rd and 4th place competitors received sports bags donated by Dunlop.
DPM won the Herefordshire Squash League for the first time in their history. The Whitecross-based team led the league from the first round of matches but had to withstand a late charge from Whitecross Bears. Both teams lost only a single game and in the end a single point decided the league in favour of DPM. At the annual awards presentation at Whitecross Club DPM's Mick Dermetzel, was named Player of the Year in recognition of his record of playing and winning his matches in all but one of the team's games. He was also nominated for his sportsmanship and team ethic. Other nominees are listed below. Whitecross Bears won a closely fought final of the Knockout Challenge Cup against last year's winners, Whitecross Wannabees by 3 games to 2.
Player of the season nominations were:
Representatives of the 2013-2014 league winners, DPM: Team Captain, Graham Bolton and Steve Rocke
The 2013-2014 Martin Gillet knockout competition winners, Whitecross Bears: Matt Prosser, John Hill, Mark Sheehan, Steve Hill,
The 2013-2014 Martin Gillet knockout competition runners-up, Whitecross Wannabees: Team Captain, Sean McNally, Cameron McNally, Matt James, Matt Grismond, Andy Sampson, Alex Wilson
Click here for the fixture list for the 2014/2015 season
Details of the teams including ranking lists can be found here
Click here for the results of games played so far.
The latest league table is shown here.
Finalists from the 2012 Junior County Closed, sponsored by Dunlop
Under 17 finalists 2014, with prizes donated by Dunlop
Under 15 finalists 2014, with prizes donated by Dunlop
Under 11 finalists 2014, with prizes donated by Dunlop