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Cleethorpes Cricket Club Invitational Tournament

Cleethorpes Cricket Club Invitational Tournament
21st & 22nd August 2015
Cleethorpes Cricket Club, Cleethorpes, UK

First Round

Semi Finals


[1] Daryl Selby
10/12, 11/9, 11/9, 11/2
[5/8] Joel Hinds
Daryl Selby
9/11, 7/11, 11/5, 9/11
Chris Simpson
Daryl Selby
9/11, 11/8, 11/5, 11/8
James Willstrop
[5/8] Angus Gillams
11/9, 11/8, 11/3
[3/4] Chris Simpson
[3/4] Tom Richards
11/6, 10/12, 11/6, 9/11, 11/5
[5/8] Declan James
Tom Richards
11/5, 11/7, 11/3
James Willstrop
[5/8] James Earles
11/7, 11/6, 3/11, 11/4
[2] James Willstrop
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  Sponsored by:  

Oceanblue Logistics,
Van Franchise,

Rudd Solicitors,
Bring Logistics,

A.P.Robinson Accountants,
Immingham Transport and
Cristal Pigments UK

Willstrop Clebrates In Cleethorpes
Report Courtesy of Mike Hallam,

With the introduction of 5 new faces, the large crowds at Cleethorpes were in for a treat, the 4 young players acquitted themselves well. Although Chris Simpson beat Angus Gillams 3-0 it was much tighter than the score line suggests. 3-1 wins for Willstrop and Selby testify to how well Earles and Hinds played, with the latter having a great chance to win the second game. New face number 5, Tom Richards won 3-2 in an excellent game with Declan James with what looked like a possible upset on the cards.

The first semi final was very close, Simpson taking the first 2, 11/9, 11/7 with Selby coming back in the third 11/5. A close fourth game saw Simpson winning a tight game 11/9, with a nick at the back of the court, after an hour and 20 minutes. Whether it was Richards 5 setter the night before but he was slow starting and Willstrop was soon 1 game up, with several delightful winners. Richards started better in the second but found Willstrop's racket to often playing cross courts and was down 2-0. The third was quickly over 11/3, much the same as the second. I am sure Tom will bounce back, as it was just one of those days but all respect to James as he played some lovely winners.

Back on court after just 6 hours rest, was the long semi going to tell on Simpson. He started well but Willstrop took a 6-4 lead, Simpson came back with a couple of mistakes from Willstrop along with some excellent squash from Simpson, 1-0 to Simpson. The second was close with Willstrop moving Simpson around the court, close game but 1-1. Willstrop started quicker of the two and with some lovely racket skill lead 6-0, a fight back by Simpson but Willstop saw the game out 2-1. A close start in the fourth but Willstrop again using his varied racket skills ran out the winner 3-1.

The crowds at Cleethorpes had witnessed some excellent squash and where to applaud the players in all matches for their skills and athleticism. Many thanks to John Massarella and Eddie Dougherty for officiating over the weekend and Rick Havercroft for comparing along with Brian Barrett for the music and lighting. It was again a pleasure to have Malcolm Willstrop attending and the encouragement he gives me. A last thank you to all the sponsors and those attending.

Mike Hallam
Tournament Organiser


Welcome to Cleethorpes Cricket Club

With the squash section at Cleethorpes as vibrant as ever, Ladies and Junior sections growing, it is a pleasure once again to be able to hold, in its 18th year, the Cleethorpes Cricket Club Professional Invitation Squash Tournament.

Many thanks to the main sponsors, Oceanblue Logistics, Buildbase, Van Franchise, Rudd Solicitors, Centrica, Bring Logistics, A.P.Robinson Accountants, Immingham Transport and Cristal Pigments UK for their generous support. Without such support we would never be able to put on such an event, I cannot thank you enough.

The quality of the players is as strong as ever, we are privileged to have them in Cleethorpes. We welcome some new faces and are pleased to see the return of players that have supported the tournament for many years.

As always I would like to thank each company that has placed an advert in the program, some who have been with us since day one, yours is a massive contribution to the event.

Mike Hallam
Tournament Organiser