County finals for Boston Squash Club

The over 35s team. EMN-140505-140711001
The over 35s team. EMN-140505-140711001

Boston Squash and Racketball Club are celebrating success after reaching all three county cup finals, and winning the Alford Cup.

The club finished runners-up in the Kesteven Cup, in which teams of five comprise two men, one woman, a veteran and a racketball player, as well as in the main Parker County Cup.

Boston beat Metheringham 4-1 to win the Alford Cup, which is contested by over 35s teams from clubs across Lincolnshire.

Boston’s Stuart Dunlop lost 3-1 to Mark Stanford at fifth string, winning the first game, but teammate Colin Fisher won by the same scoreline against Nick Allen at fourth string after winning a close final two games.

Jake Fountain, David Stones and Mark Hildred all eased past their opponents 3-0 at third, second and first strings respectively.

The trophy success followed a 4-1 defeat in the final of the Kesteven Cup against Grantham.

Mark Hildred beat Andy Simpson in the veterans’ match, but Graham Wallis and Adam Hildred each succumbed 3-0 in the men’s matches, while Tina Favell lost the ladies’ tie. John Griggs was defeated 3-1 in the racketball, winning the second game 11/9.

In the main Parker County Cup, a tired Boston - contesting their third final of the day - faced a strong Eastgate side, who ran out 5-0 victors.

Mark Hildred, Adam Hildred, Jake Fountain and Jason Hadland each lost 3-0, but Boston’s second seed David Stones was unfortunate to lose a great match with Dean Hiatt.

David had taken a 2-0 lead, but Dean came back to win on a 17/15 tiebreak in the fifth and final game.

Pictured are the over 35s team, who were victorious.