Hildred is squash club's champion
Adam Hildred won his first club championship at Boston Squash and Racketball Club's finals night - the climax to the season on Saturday night.
In a tight semi-final Adam overcame the number one seed and holder, Jake Fountain, in three straight games whilst in the other semi-final Simon Kemp, the second seed, overcame the up-and-coming junior Sam Booth 3-0.
The final was a pulsating affair with both players exhibiting commitment and skill in a very exciting match. Simon saved a game ball in the first game and went on to win it 16-14 and comfortably took the second 15-5. However Adam was not to be deterred and raised the pace somewhat coming from 12-9 down in the third game to take it 15-13.
The fourth game was pivotal with Simon having four championship points at 14-10. However point-by-point Adam clawed his way back into the game, and won consecutive points to take the set 16-14.
The fifth was also a tight affair with Adam finally coming home 15-11 to take a well-deserved first club championship, but great credit is due to both finalists for such an entertaining game.
The ladies' open was once again won by Ruth Simpson, again in a competitive and well fought final against Katie Price. Ruth ultimately proved too strong and has now been club champion for many consecutive years.
The other main squash events were won by Jake Fountain in the over 35, Mark Hildred in the over 45 and David Stones in the over 55. Sam Booth won the junior event against Ethan Brown.
Sam completed what was a very successful club championship by also winning the main racketball title, overcoming Carl Stanney in a well fought and competitive four-set match. Sam is already one of the best racketball players in the county and Carl put up a good fight in taking Sam to four sets in the final.
The other racketball events were won by Hedley Muscroft in the over 35, Andy Mitchell in the over 45 and Bob Pearson in the over 55.
The busiest man on the night was the club steward, Pete Andrews, who competed in four finals, losing out to David Stones in the over 55 squash main event and to Matt Cawston in the main squash plate event for first round losers. However Pete also won the over 35 plate and the combined over 45/55 plate.
The racketball plates were won by Brett Perkins (over 35) and Paul Kavanagh (combined 45/55).