BOSTON Squash Club’s men’s over 35s team successfully defended their Lincolnshire title by defeating Rustons.
And they now face a national title quest with a semi-final in the Club Championships coming up.
They beat the Lincoln-based side 5–0 in the final at Metheringham.
While some of the matches were close, Boston were in control from the word go.
The hardest-fought match was at number five string, where Stuart Dunlop came home in an exciting fifth game to set the team on the way to victory.
Ady Proctor followed up with a 3-0 victory at number three string.
Following comfortable wins at number two by John Hand and at number four by David Stones, it was therefore left to the number-one string Mark Hildred to round off the evening with another 3-0 win against the Rustons number one, Gary Clark.
The team now head off for an exciting weekend of squash, having reached the national semi-final of the Over 35s Club Championships.
This will be held on Saturday at Nottingham Squash Club, with the final and third-fourth-place play-offs the next day.
Boston are very much the underdogs in the semi-final, facing York.
However, this was also the case in the quarter-final against one of the leading clubs in the country, Nottingham.
Having recorded a 3-2 victory in that rubber, hopes remain high that Boston can pull off another shock.