Gala’s Reivers in seventh after season is halted

The East of Scotland Squash Committee is among the latest sporting organisations to declare a halt to its 2019-20 league season.

Thursday, 23rd April 2020, 4:55 pm
Tony Elliot, left, and Del Sharratt (library image)

It means the Borders Reivers squad, from Galashiels Squash and Racketball Club, has finished seventh in the 11-team East of Scotland League Division 5, with 217 points from 20 matches .

Twelve games were won, with eight losses.

“Therefore, our only remaining match against Dunbar was put through as a 13-6 victory to us,” said captain Del Sharratt. “This is slightly frustrating, as I fancied us to get 18 points from this. It would have meant a sixth-place finish, as opposed to our seventh place.”

The East League 5 champions are Grange 5s, while also promoted are Linlithgow 3s and Colinton Castle 5s.

Relegated from League 4, to join Gala, are Waverley 3s, Heriot Watt 4s and Kirkcaldy 2s.

Del thanked to all players who had represented the Border Reivers this season, adding: “Your commitment and dedication is greatly appreciated.”

There were special nods to Adam McKay, who travelled up from England to play, and Pat Spence, who stood in as captain on a couple of occasions.

The most capped players were Tony Elliot (18), Del Sharratt (16) and Pat Spence 14.

Unbeaten during the campaign were Tony Elliot – 18 wins out of 18 – plus Graeme Gillie (seven from seven) and Adam McKay (five from five).

Amassing the most points were Tony Elliot (54), Iain Laing (21) and Graeme Gillie (20).

Other representatives included Amir Hosny, Jordan Reid, Graham Bensted, Sir Andrew Dowlen-Gilland, Iain Gorman, Gary Bramble, Alan Hepburn and Darren Quinn.

“Hopefully, we can start next season in September as normal,” said Del. “And, if we can keep the players we have now, then I fancy a shot at promotion!”