SQUASH: Dominant Spalding duo sitting pretty

At the half way point of the season, Spalding Squash Club is dominating the Peterborough and District League.

Spalding’s ‘Team Two’ is top of the league after losing only two matches – with a comfortable 18-point cushion over the club’s ‘Team One’.

Captain Gary Slater’s side of Mark Smith, Martin Petit, Ben Smith and Simon Faulkener have played consistently well throughout.

A notable double over Team One was their highlight of the campaign’s first half.

As captain of Team One, John Farrow has had to cope with various injury issues, but still managed to finish in second spot above Rutland County.

The battle between the two Spalding sides resumes this month, with it looking increasingly likely that one can push on and hopefully win the league.

In Division Two, Spalding ‘Three’ are in fourth place after an encouraging start by rookies Joe Slater, Rob Marsden and James Bowser.

Having won four and lost four, captain Charlie Farrow is hopeful of a cracking top three finish.

l Spalding also dominated at the recent Peterborough Open handicapped racketball tournament.

With a busy schedule of round robin matches completed, Paul Tudor, Charlie Farrow and his dad John Farrow made it into the semi finals.

Tudor defeated Farrow senior to book his place in the final, while Farrow junior made it past Peterborough’s home favourite Peter Kovacs.

In the final Charlie Farrow’s youth and court craft made sure that Tudor never got a look in, as he romped home 2-0.