Fort Stamford win Devon Cup
Finally Fort Stamford win squash’s Devon Cup beating Devon & Exeter by an exciting 3-2 margin, the first time in the history of the competition! Finalists for the past 2 years, it was 3rd time lucky for the Fort who romped to a 2-0 lead after the first two matches before the fight back!
The Forts Number 3 seed, Tony Tremain, blew away Dan McDonald 3-0 and then watched team mate Jamie Shewbrook overcome D&E’s Matt Pike 3-2 in a thrilling match. Jon Gliddon lost to James Snell (a recently retired professional player) and the same fate came of the talented Mark Chapman losing to pro Luke Bishop.
It was Fort Stamford’s, World Champion, Phil Thomas, who overpowered the flamboyant Peter Whiteley 3-2 to secure the cup for the hosts Fort Stamford which triggered celebrations into the early hours!