College get uphill in squash fest

2013-02-19 00:00

THERE is a second school in the country celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, St Andrews in Bloemfontein.

Maritzburg College are also celebrating the same milestone this year, and their squash first team travelled to the St Andrews 150th Squash Festival two weekends ago.

After a seven-hour bus trip and missing some players because of injury, they beat Parktown 4-2 in stifling Bloemfontein heat.

The lower seeds were especially impressive and showed determination in closely contested matches with Ben Jensen, Byron Will and Pierre Mornet all securing victories.

Barely having caught their breath, they played the evening fixture against a well-drilled St Stithians team coached by national selector Mike Bester. In the face of these formidable players, the College boys went down 6-0.

Special mention must be made of Johan Kritzinger who narrowly lost 2-3 in five hard-fought games.

At the formal breakfast the next day, the two schools exchanged gifts, before College played St Andrews “B” team and drew 3-3. In the afternoon, Wynberg, who had enjoyed a successful Festival, cleaned up 6-0 despite the stoic efforts of the College boys.

The final morning saw the College lads take on St Andrew’s College from Grahamstown. St Andrew’s took the first two matches, but College captain Dylan MacKenzie and ever-reliable Kritzinger steadied the ship to 2-2.

The top end of St Andrew’s proved too strong and ran out 4-2 victors.

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