The OL squash team have had another good run in the Londonderry Cup - the oldest-running old boys competition in the World, despite the rich history Lancing has with the competition it has been 12 years since their last title, with a number of times coming runner up, most recently in 2016.
A 4-1 quarter final win against Old Cranleighans set up a semi-final against Millfield, who beat Lancing in the final in 2016, so some unfinished business there! However this year saw the OLs triumph over Millfield 4-1 and through to the final on Friday 23 March against Old Norvicensians (Norwich school) current holders of the Cup. The first rounds proved a hotly fought contest for Tim Vail (Sanderson's 1991-1996), Dan (School 2008-2013) and Pete Berkely (School 2011-2014) and Ryan Whiteley (Head's 2008-2010) and with the match poised at 2-2, the deciding game was left to Brandon Hanley (Second's 1998-2003). He did little to settle the nerves of the spectators taking the game to a fifth and deciding set before showing his class to win 9-0 and claim the overall victory for the team. Huge congratulations to all involved.
Tom Maberly (Teme 1992-1997)
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