Boston Squash Club take credit despite failing to grab national title

The Boston team, minus Stuart Dunlop.
The Boston team, minus Stuart Dunlop.

BOSTON Squash and Racketball Club’s men’s over 35s team fell just one match short of lifting the National Club Championships’ title at finals weekend.

Despite going down at the final hurdle, the club can be very proud of having a team compete in the event at Nottingham.

Boston is a relatively small club but they now have had a taste of success at national level in the last three years.

Their successes at this level began two years ago.

Then they reached the National Over 45s final.

The club also won the National Over 45s plate last year.

Making it a treble this year, they also went on to competed in one of the major finals in the 2012 competition.

The team which represented the club in the final comprised of Mark Hildred, John Hand, Ady Proctor, David Stones and Stuart Dunlop.

While going down 5-0 to the British Airways Club from London, all matches were closely fought.

It was generally felt that the 5-0 score line was a misleading reflection of the match.

However, the team were commended on their performance as they received the runners-up trophy - and the team’s efforts continue to keep Boston well and truly a force on the national scene.

RIGHT: Members of the Boston team. Missing from the picture is Stuart Dunlop.