Even Melboune Cup winner Rekindling would have had trouble keeping up with the pace of the Wednesday night mixed squash competition.
Just like Joe Cocker sung ‘Up Where We Belong’, Team 1 Locke have the top spot back thanks to a good win over Team 5 Riley with wins for Anthony Rosewarne, George Eleftheriou, Charlie Locke, Craig Hausler and a fiery Robyn Chapman while the Kinross kangaroo Tom Riley jumped all over the court to upset Ian Middleton in straight games.
Team 2 Ryan upset former leaders Team 4 Tracey with wins for Yvonne Tracey, Pat Clarkstone, Robert Ryan, Ben Reid and the irritating Grant Michell while Tom Secheny became Hungary’s hero holding on to beat a frustrated Graham Kidson in a five-game epic marred by some awful umpiring decisions.
Team 6 Goes whitewashed Team 3 Kirk with wins for Albert Cavalli, Steve Blackwood, Lisa Doherty, Mark Goes and Darren Wooding while Molong’s greatest award winner ever Belinda Thurtell just fell short against her nemesis Nathan Garton going down in a five game classic.
Team 1 (6pts) def Team 5 (2pts):
George Eleftheriou def Rod Bevan 3-2; Anthony Rosewarne def Chris Elkington 3-0; Charlie Locke def Scott Burke 3-0; Tom Riley def Ian Middleton 3-0; Craig Hausler def Trent Chapman 3-0; Robyn Chapman def Sonya Fitzgerald 3-0.
Team 2 (6pts) def Team 4 (2pts):
Grant Michell def Charles D’Aquino 3-0; Ben Reid def Peter Brearley 3-2; Tom Secheny def Graham Kidson 3-2; Robert Ryan def Kym Knight 3-0; Pat Clarkstone def Jodie Wheatley 3-1; Yvonne Tracey def Jacob Wooding 3-0.
Team 6 (8pts) def Team 3 (0pts):
Mark Goes def Chris Dwyer 3-1; Nathan Garton def Belinda Thurtell 3-2; Darren Wooding def Chris Grant 3-0; Lisa Doherty def Tony Elliot 3-0; Steve Blackwood def Jasper Matters 3-0; Albert Cavalli def Steve Kirk 3-0.