FOR the third year in succession, Hunts County Squash Club in Hemingford Grey played host to the British U23 Championships, and once again the event was a massive success. Number one seed and world number 37 Victoria Lust, from Bedfordshire, put last years injury disappointment behind her to claim her first womens title as she defeated former European U19 champion Sarah-Jane Perry (Warwickshire). Lusts superior experience and fitness were key and she ran out a worthy 11-9 11-4 11-6 winner in 29 minutes. On the mens side, top seed Adrian Waller (Hertfordshire) won his fifth British title, defeating Sussexs Ollie Pett 13-11 11-9 11-8 in 50 minutes. Local interest in the mens event rested with Cambridgeshire duo Robert Dadds and Daniel McGinn, but unfortunately both were eliminated in the first round. Dadds safely progressed through his qualifying match against Alexander Williams (Norfolk) 11-6 11-5 11-4 before bowing out 13-11 11-3 11-5 to Nathan Lake (Gloucestershire) in round one. It was then left all down to McGinn, but he was up against 19-year-old rising star Charles Sharpes (Surrey). This was always going to be a tough encounter for McGinn and so it proved with the British U19 champion prevailing 11-0 11-1 11-7. Meanwhile another Cambridgeshire player, Peter Dickson, was beaten 15-13 8-11 11-9 8-11 11-9 in 55 minutes by Norfolks Jordan Creed in the qualification round. The British U23 Championships will return to Hunts County Squash Club again next year as well as another year after that at least.