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17/08/2014
CLEETHORPES INVITATIONAL 2014
 

A Late But Entertaining First Night

Cleethorpes Cricket Club Invitational Tournament
15th & 16th August 2014
Cleethorpes Cricket Club, Cleethorpes, UK

15th Aug

16th Aug

16th Aug

1 James Willstrop
11/9, 11/6, 11/5 (32m)
5/8 Ben Coleman

James Willstrop
11/9, 15/13, 11/4
Chris Simpson
James Willstrop
3/11, 11/5, 11/9, 5/11, 11/3
Daryl Selby

5/8 Charles Sharpes
11/5, 11/8, 9/11, 11/7 (57m)
3/4 Chris Simpson

5/8 Eddie Charlton
10/12, 11/7, 11/9, 11/5 (62m)
3/4 Joe Lee

Eddie Charlton
10/6, 10/12, 11/6, 11/6
Daryl Selby

5/8 Jaymie Haycock
11/8, 11/9,  9/11, 6/11, 11/4 (69m)
2 Daryl Selby

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A Late But Entertaining First Night
Reports Courtesy of Mike Hallam, Tournament Organiser

The first night of year 17 Cleethorpes Invitation produced four competitive matches and an 11:00pm finish.

Daryl Selby, seeded 2 came closest to a defeat, as he had to remind himself that he was playing singles, not doubles, beating Jaymie Haycock 3/2.

James Willstrop had a more comfortable passage beating Ben Coleman3/0 and Chris Simpson beat Charles Sharpes 3/1. Eddie Charlton beat higher seeded Joe Lee to set up a semi final with Selby.

The first semi final between James Willstrop and Chris Simpson lived up to expectations, the pair often practicing together.They began well and there was never much between them in an excellent first game, both players managing to find winners in unrelenting conditions. 3 all became 6 all and then 9 all before Willstrop edged it 11/9.

Willstrop was working the ball well and although Simpson was having to work hard he sustained his efforts. Willstrop had game ball at 10/9 but Simpson forced a tiebreak had game ball at 13/12 eventually going down 15/13.

It seemed like the work Simpson had been doing must count at some stage and Willstrop soon lead in the 3rd, as Simpson understandably made errors. From 5/4 Willstrop went straight through to reach another Cleethorpes final. 11/9, 15/13,11/4.
Daryl set up a final with his doubles partner, James Willstrop where they won the bronze medal, with a convincing win over Eddie Charlton.

Although Selby lead 10/6 in the first game, Charlton with a series of delicate drops took the game to a tiebreak and stole it 12/10. Selbys quality asserted 5/1 in the second and always ahead leveled 11/6.

He continued to control matters and although entertaining the outcome was never in doubt from there on as Selby was to win both games 11/6

The two Commonwealth games and double partners didn't disappoint the crowd at Cleethorpes. The first game was over quite quickly with Willstrop looking restricted with his movement and some clinical finishing by Selby 11/3. The start of the second was as different again, Willstrop taking a lead with Selbys concentration elsewhere after winning the first so easily. 11/5. The Third game had both players in the zone resulting in the longest game of the match with some fantastic retrieving and winners from both players.11/9 Willstrop.

Selby was looking the more dominant now taking an early lead and Willstrop was not able to pull it back 11/5 Selby. It appeared Selby had the upper hand as Willstrop looked a little tired.

How wrong can you be,the start of game five was a replica of the third Willstrop into a 7-0 lead with Selby making unforced errors, a mini revival by Selby to 7-3 but Willstrop closed out the match 11-3.

Great entertainment as always for the large crowd and both players giving their all, two matches in one day and to be able to perform like they did is amazing they cannot be rewarded enough.

Mike Hallam expressed his appreciation to all the sponsors and hoped for continued support for next year,the 18th. A special mention for the marker and referee over the weekend in John Massarella and Eddie Docherty. A massive credit to John Massarella, as he pointed out that he had never attended at tournament in its entirety, 17 years and didnt ever want to miss one.

Daryl Selby  3-2 Jaymie Haycocks 11/8, 11/9,  9/11, 6/11, 11/4 (69m)
Probably the best first round match ever seen at Cleethorpes, Jaymie should perhaps have sneaked the second, wins the third with both players playing some fabulous squash but was always in control in the fourth. Early mistakes from Jaymie in the 5th and Daryl got a 8-3 lead and held control, great for the spectators.

James Willstrop 3-0 Ben Coleman 11/9, 11/6, 11/5 (32m)
The score line dose not really suggest how well Ben did, certainly one to watch in the future and the cleethorpes crowd took a shine to him on his first visit. James closed the match out with some clinical finishing.

Chris Simpson 3-1 Charles Sharpes 11/5, 11/8, 9/11, 11/7 (57m)
A close game after the first as the score suggests, long searching rallies with Chris pleased to get off in 4, Charles will not be too disappointed with his performance.

Eddie Charlton 3-1 Joe Lee
10/12, 11/7, 11/9, 11/5 (62m)
A very even pairing as the score suggests and there where plenty of long punishing rallies but Eddie took a 7-0 lead, with a few mistakes from Joe and never looked back.

Games Medalists Will Be On Show In Cleethorpes
Reports Courtesy of Mike Hallam, Tournament Organiser

Commonwealth games medallists will be on show at the Cleethorpes Professional Squash Tournament as it goes into its 17th year and takes place on 15th & 16th August 2014 at the Chichester Road club.

It will again feature world class players who are in the top 100 in the world, including the world No6 James Willstrop and Daryl Selby world No10 after their success at the Commonwealth games for England, along with some of the best talent in the country to make up the eight players.

The tournament gives the opportunity for the Cleethorpes Junior section, which has continued to grow in numbers, to see top class players in action. The junior section has a good mix of girls and boys of all ages, who have vastly improved, resulting in many successes at the junior counties and other tournaments. With the addition of a large increase in lady member players, from our recently open ladies sessions, we have started ladies leagues so that they can progress into the main internal leagues. All in all the squash at Cleethorpes is the best it has ever been.

Without a main sponsor this year local companies have come to the rescue to enable us to keep the event going including Bring Logistics, Edmundson Electrical, Cleethorpes Bowling, Centrica, Cristal Pigments,Total Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd, Rudd Solicitors, Broadburns Chemists, A.P.Robinson Accountants and Oceanblue Logistics. It would not be possible to hold such an event without their support.

Together with Englandís world referee John Massarella it will again be a weekend of top quality squash.

For those who have never seen some of the best squash players in the world this is an opportunity not to miss, enquires should be made to Mike Hallam on 07729079180.