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Match Report versus Open University

Latest Team Match Report Firsts march on whilst chaos ensues for seconds This week saw another trip to Milton Keynes for Luton and Dunstable Squash club first team to take on Open University. OU have long been one of the leagues stronger outfits and LDS were back to full strength after last week’s injury crisis. Steve Wells and Scot Adam were on court first at numbers 5 and 4. Steve showed no signs of his recent knee injury and ran out a comfortable 3-0 winner. Meanwhile Adam had a tougher task playing Darren Ward, a player who has not played in the beds league for a while but used to play higher in the team order. Adam found his opponent too strong on the day and despite some recent comebacks could not do it again after finding himself 2-0 down, he eventually lost 3-1. So with the match at 1-1 Steve Davies and Matt Mulara were next on court. Both completed 3-0 victories without too much alarm and took the match for Luton and Dunstable. That just left Declan Osborn back from university to play for additional team points. It was a strange game that at times looked like Osborn would run away with and yet he got drawn into his experienced opponent’s game of drops and boasts and ended up in a real battle. However, it was youth that ran out the winner on this occasion with Osborn sealing a fine night for the side by winning a close 5th game. Captain Steve Davies said, “After a couple of early defeats this year it was an important win tonight and keeps us on track to defend our title.” The second team’s match was cancelled at the very last minute and time will tell if it is to be replayed whilst the Herts team had a week off for half term. In other squash news this weekend sees the biggest Junior Squash event ever held in the area with in excess of 90 competitors taking part to try and win the inaugural Beds Junior Open at Lewsey Sports Park. Spectators are welcome with matches kicking off at 9.00am on Saturday and at 10.00am on Sunday. Whilst several LDS members will be taking part including the youngest competitor in the whole event aged 6 in the Girls Under 11 category, realistic title hopes rest with the Khan’s in the Boys Under 11 and Under 13 category. Draw available on www.ldsquash.com LDS1 16-5 Open University 1 Steve Davies 3-0 Ben Shakespear Declan Osborn 3–2 David Gibson Matt Mulara 3-0 Laurie Collic Scot Adam 1-3 Darren Ward Steve Wells 3–1 Jim Moffat

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Posted by : LD Squash at 22:34:PM on Sunday 4 November 2012

Beds League : Luton Derby Match Report - LSC first versus LSC second's

Seconds show signs of improvement in Derby match. The Bedfordshire squash league kicked off around the county on Monday with last year’s champions Luton and Dunstable 1st team in action against their 2nd team. The match started with new recruit for the second team Craig Basham playing one of last year’s players of the season Matt Mulara. Basham will be a useful addition to LDSC2 playing at number 2 string and he got his season off to a flier with a fantastic 3-0 win against Matt. Meanwhile at number 5 string the first team had fielded talented youngster and former Pakistan international Muqaddam Khan aged 12 to play against Mohammed Azam. In a thrilling encounter that went right down to the wire Azam’s experience and extra strength just told in the last game and he edged out the younger player.

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Posted by : LD Squash at 21:13:PM on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Inaugural Bedfordshire Junior Open Entries now open

Inaugural Bedfordshire Junior Open Entries now open! LDS is delighted to announce that it is hosting it's first Bronze Sanctioned Event on the weekend of 10th/11th November. Entry form can be downloaded here: Beds Junior Entry Form

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Posted by : LD Squash at 21:22:PM on Sunday 30 September 2012

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Posted by : LD Squash at 20:45:PM on Monday 17 September 2012

LDS Storm to Grand Final Win

Luton and Dunstable Squash first team put up a tremendous display of squash to see off Biggleswade in the County Grand Final only losing one tie in the process. Spurred on by packed galleries not seen for many years the side dominated from start to finish and the end result was never really in doubt once play commenced.

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Posted by : LD Squash at 15:07:PM on Thursday 29 March 2012

LDSRC Easter Squash Camp 3rd 4th April 2012 with World Number 19 Tom Richards

Venue: Luton & Dunstable Squash and Rackets Club, Lewsey Sports Park, Luton

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Posted by : LD Squash at 14:47:PM on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Tom Richards (World No. 19) Training Camp 4th April 2012

Venue: Luton & Dunstable Squash and Rackets Club, Lewsey Sports Park, Luton

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Posted by : LD Squash at 14:24:PM on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Shot and a Ghost by James Willstrop

I have a confession to make. I am a squash anorak and devour everything I can whether in real print, or virtually on the internet. Having only discovered the game just over 6 years ago and am now in a hopeless love affair with it. I mention this at the outset because I could never be described as a dispassionate reviewer of the latest contribution to what is, in reality, a paltry amount of squash literature.

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Posted by : LD Squash at 0:00:AM on Wednesday 22 February 2012

Chance to win funds for the club!

Our squash club has a chance to enter a community competition to win £5,000; we are looking to enhance our coaching facilities with Video Coaching equipment.

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Posted by : LD Squash at 14:46:PM on Monday 30 January 2012

Courts Reopening

I am delighted to announce that the squash courts in the newly renamed Lewsey Sports Park will open on 16th January 2012.

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Posted by : LD Squash at 10:13:AM on Wednesday 11 January 2012

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