Boston over 45s finish national runners-up

PIC: The Boston over 45 team (left to right): David Stones, Mark Hildred, Colin Fisher.

Boston's over 45 squash team lost 2-1 to Racquets Thame of Oxford at the National Club Championships finals weekend, but put up a valiant fight to ensure their pride accompanied the runners-up silverware on the way back to Boston.

Mark Hildred, Colin Fisher and David Stones represented Boston in the final of the national over 45 squash championships, after an unprecedented run in the competition for the club.

With the short travelling distance to the home venue Boston had an advantage over their opposition - support, which ran up into double figures.

#3 David Stones was the first Boston player to engage in battle. He faced Steve Bateman. Struggling to adapt to the movable court, which encouraged awkward nicks, David lost the first game. However, he stormed into a 5-1 lead in the second game, but despite some astonishing reflexes from the Boston player, Steve slowly turned the game around with some well finished drop shots to double his lead in games. The Oxford number three took a 6-0 lead in the third game, which would pro