Brutal is the best way to describe the action during the Wednesday night mixed squash competition.
Team 2 Elliot controversially beat Team 4 Locke with wins for a fiery Glen Atkinson, Charlie Locke, Darren Wooding, Rhonda Cavalli, Belinda Bunting, Sonya Fitzgerald and Matt Wilson, while in the battle of the veterans with dodgy limbs Steve Elliot hung on to beat Phil White in five slow-paced games.
Team 1 Mahlo beat Team 5 Ryan with wins for Tim Howarth, Lindsay Mahlo, Sonya Fitzgerald, Murray McCloskey, Kynan Baker, Matt Garlick and Robert Ryan won a cracker, while Belinda Bunting sought retribution and found it beating the previously unbeaten Albert Cavalli in straight games to put him firmly back into his place.
Team 6 Burke beat Team 3 Chapman with wins for an indefatigable Matt Garlick, Scott Burke, Pat Clarkstone, Graham Kidson, Jasper Matters, Robyn Chapman and Matt Wilson, while the entire crowd cheering against club villain Grant Michell maybe inspired him to lift after going down two games early to young trendsetter Morgan Mahlo.
Grant snuck home in five but was very fortunate to limp away with the win.
- Team 1 (33 pts) def Team 5 (23 pts): Matt Garlick def Charles Daquino 3-2; Tim Howarth def Ben Reid 3-2; Lindsay Mahlo def Belinda Thurtell 3-0; Robert Ryan def Nathan Garton 3-2; Kynan Baker def Kyle Huysmans 3-0; Murray McCloskey def Jarrod Collett 3-2; Belinda Bunting def Albert Cavalli 3-0; Sonya Fitzgerald def Justin Morley 3-0
- Team 2 (32 pts) def Team 4 (24 pts): Glen Atkinson def Mark Goes 3-1; Steve Elliot def Phil White 3-2; Charlie Locke def Rod Bevan 3-1; Darren Wooding def Chris Grant 3-0; Rhonda Cavalli def Tony Elliot 3-0; Belinda Bunting def Craig Hausler 3-1; Sonya Fitzgerald def Mike Mayhew 3-1; Matt Wilson def Lyle Davis 3-1
- Team 6 (33 pts) def Team 3 (23 pts): Grant Michell def Morgan Mahlo 3-2; Matt Garlick def Frank Cavalli 3-2; Scott Burke def Graham Kidson 3-0; Pat Clarkstone def Darren Wooding 3-0; Graham Kidson def Kym Knight 3-0; Jasper Matters def Brett Mahlo 3-1; Robyn Chapman def Audrey Schmich 3-1; Matt Wilson def Steve Kirk 3-0