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Squash really only came onto the scene in the early 1970's so there is not a lot of history. In 1982 two teams shared the lead in squash and Invercargill drew level with Makarewa on the points table when it beat it 3-1 in the interclub competition.
Invercargill's Bob Bowman played John Colhoun from Makarewa and after dropping the first two sets against the determined Colhoun, fought back well to win the match - 7-9,7-9,9-0,9-6,9-7.
Basil Sandford from Invercargill did well to lead Scot Mortimer of Makarewa by two sets to one but the fitter Mortimer and - never over to the fat lady has sung player finished stronly to win 9-2,8-10,5-9,9-2,9-2.
Peter Fairweather of Invercargill quickly worked out Robin Welsh to win 2-9,9-2,9-3,9-3.
Peter Adam (Invercargill) struggled for the start against Tony McAra but once he got his foot to McAra's throat he did not let go and eventually won 7-9,4-9,9-1,9-3,10-9.
In the closest game of the season so far Invercargill II beat Old Boy's by the bearest of margins and the season can only be good for squash with such close games. Jim Pulham was on the back foot when he dropped his first two games to Lester Smith but Pulham's superior fitness stood him in good stead as he fought back to win 2-9,5-9,9-2,10-8,9-2.
Keith Tangney of Old Boys had to work hard to overcome the vastly improved Ian Graham and he was deserved of his win by 9-1,10-8,9-6.
The Invercargill II No 1 player, Steve McDonald was able to keep the pressure on Des Barnett in recording a 9-5,9-5,9-5, win.
The most exciting tie of the game was between Neil Walker (Invercargill) and Ken McKenzie (Old Boys) The pressure was on McKenzie because he had to win to give Old Boy's the game, whereas Walker knew that he had to win 2 sets to give his team the victory.
Walker went out firing for his team and won the first two sets and at that stage he was probably thinking he had it in the bag, but the 'never say die' McKenzie fought back like a demon to win the third and fourth sets. With the game tied up at 2 a piece, and going into the 5th set, the tired looking Walker knew that he had to secure 6 points to get his team across the line and in a gutsy performance he worked his way to an 8-4 lead, which was enough for his team, but for his personal gratification he was stopped short of gaining the final point by a gallant McKenzie who saved four match points to finally win the game 6-9,8-10,9-6,9-7,10-8.
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