Squash stars set to grace Hunts County courts

Cambridgeshire County Closed Championships winner Rob Dadds (left) with Hunts County head coach Coli

Cambridgeshire County Closed Championships winner Rob Dadds (left) with Hunts County head coach Colin Griggs. - Credit: Archant

A host of top players will converge on Hunts County Squash Club tomorrow night (Thursday) for the climax of the most prestigious club competition in the world.

The Premier Squash League final takes place at the Hemingford Grey venue. Derbyshire side Duffield will face either George’s Hill of Surrey or London outfit Coolhurst (those two teams were due to contest a semi-final last night, Tuesday).

Duffield are led into battle by three-time world champion Nick Matthew.

Hunts County head coach Colin Griggs said: “It is a massive privilege for the club to stage the biggest event in its history stretching back more than 50 years.”

It has been a hectic time for the club following the recent staging of the Cambridgeshire Senior County Closed Championships with attracted 85 players during three days of competition.

There was a home triumph as Rob Dadds, assistant professional at Hunts County, took the men’s crown.

The curtain also came down on the Cambridgeshire County League season with Hunts County staging the final of three senior cup competitions on Saturday.

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The host club tasted success with a 3-2 victory over Peterborough Town in the final of the Light Blue Cup (for teams in the top two divisions).

Hunts County’s fourth team lost out 4-1 to Cambridge in the final of the Hereward Cup for teams playing in Division Three and below.

But the Hunts County Ladies were also triumphant on their home courts as they recovered from losing the first two contests to beat Comberton in the Portway Perpetual Cup final.

Hunts County also hosted the British Under 23 Championships in late April.

Declan James (Nottinghamshire) and Millie Tomlinson (Derbyshire) took the titles.