Squash: First team fail to set world alight following last season’s success

Vale squash 1st team.
Vale squash 1st team.

The season fizzled out for both Vale teams in the highly competitive North West Counties Squash League this year.

Vale 1 – promoted to Division Four North last year – held their own without setting the world alight, finishing fifth out of nine.

They maintained an almost 50 per cent win/lose success rate in their 16 matches but were 46 points behind the fourth place finishers, Blackpool Cricket Club 3.

Vale 2 stayed in Division Five North and came ninth out of 11 but won only four of their 20 matches.

Towards the end of the season this was due, in part, to a succession of injuries to key players and the need to provide players for the first team, resulting in a depleted squad.