Premier Squash League with World Number 1, Mohamed El Shorbagy

Last Tuesday night our Premier Squash League team travelled up to Warwickshire to play WarKen, which included a handful of supporters. We had a strong line up for the men but our ladies were depleted, so we had a mix of youth and experience. Alice Green is only 18 years old and ranked 105 took on Sarah Jane Perry who is ranked World Number 8 and with a lot more experience. Misaki Kobayashi, who is in her retirement as a full time professional, took on World Number 31, Julianne Courtice.

As predicted we lost both ladies’ matches but not without a fight. Both ladies could hold their heads up high. So it was down to the men to try and win the match for us, Daryl Selby and Ben Coleman both won to set up the decider. Now it was up to World Number 5, Paul Coll, to try and win the match for us against Iker Pajares who is ranked World Number 31. Unfortunately for Paul and the Royal Automobile Club Iker was inspired and claimed a 2/0 win against the form book which meant WarKens ran out 3-2 winners.

This has now dropped us to third in the table with two games left to play, the first of which is on Tuesday 18 February starting at 6.30pm. We will be playing St George’s Hill who will be bringing World Number 1 Mohamed El Shorbagy and he will take on Paul Coll. The ladies’ match will be equally fascinating with Alison Waters ranked World Number 13 taking on World Number 6, Joelle King.

All of our team love playing in front of the Royal Automobile Club supporters in the “Bear Pit” and would appreciate a full house.

For more information and to book a ticket, please email squashpro@royalautomobileclub.co.uk

Tickets for the match cost £10:00.

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