28 November 2018
Abingdon went to Radley for what is always a hotly contested fixture on Saturday 17 November. Felix Loeffen, Max Struthers, Josh Massey-Thompson and Jai Biswas Gladwin played as an U15 team, and although they ultimately lost, they played some fine squash which bodes well for the future.
In the seniors, Sam Christie and Max Hall made their debuts for the school, and Max did particularly well to win his game 3-0. James Munday fought hard in his match but went down fighting. Will Taylor played an excellent game at 2nd string despite having a cold, and took the first game with some brilliant squash before losing out. Nikhil Vyas then stepped in at 1st string to deliver a thumping 3-0 win. It was a narrow loss in the end, but we look forward to getting our revenge in the return fixture.
On Wednesday 21 November Abingdon hosted three teams in the National Schools Competition. We were up against Bristol Grammar School, Wycliffe Squash Academy, the reigning champions, and John Hampden School, another of the elite squash schools nationally.
It was a spectacular afternoon of squash with some of the best players in the country on show. Abingdon’s team consisted of Nikhil Vyas, Will Taylor, James Munday, Max Hall, Toby Rowles and Felix Loeffen. All played some excellent squash against fearsome opposition, with Felix our most successful player on the day. Abingdon finished 3rd in the group, and look forward to playing in the Plate Competition next term.