Stamford squash lads reaping benefit of experience

Stamford School squash team firsts with coach Francis Williams, extreme right, from left,  Tom Davies, Oliver Huxley, Edward Pritchard, Zak Chappell, Sam Barnett.
Stamford School squash team firsts with coach Francis Williams, extreme right, from left, Tom Davies, Oliver Huxley, Edward Pritchard, Zak Chappell, Sam Barnett.

Stamford School’s first team squash players had another superb term, with some high quality performances over local rivals.

The First five beat Oakham School on two occasions during the autumn term with 4-1 and 3-2 scorelines.

After being defeated by Uppingham at the start of the season, the Firsts went on to get their revenge in November with a 3-2 victory.

The boys have also played four matches in the national school tournament, winning all bar one against Kenilworth School. Francis Williams, squash coach and sports teacher at Stamford School, said: “These boys have been together for the last four years playing consistently throughout the school year.

“They have been through many losses when they first started playing first five squash, as they were so young, but are now reaping the rewards.

“Until the loss to Kenilworth School in the national tournament, this team had not lost for two years.”