26 March 2019
In the National Schools Plate Competition, Abingdon qualified at the top of our group, beating Bryanston, Merchant Taylors' and John Hampden by convincing margins.
On Friday we travelled to the National Finals in Nottingham. The team consisted of Nikhil Vyas, Will Taylor, Jamie Munday, Toby Rowles, Felix Loeffen and Alex d’Arcy. Every boy played outstandingly well against strong opposition.
We beat Bryanston again to take us into the semi-final, where we then defeated King’s Canterbury to reach the final. Again there was great play throughout the order, but we were unlucky in the end to lose by a narrow margin to Exeter. We received silver medals as runners up, and we will be even stronger for next year with almost all our players still with us. It was a great performance and a real achievement for Abingdon Squash.