Young Ben shines in Pontefract’s win

Ben Beachill has been in fine form all season.
Ben Beachill has been in fine form all season.

BAD weather prevented two of Pontefract Squash Club’s Yorkshire League fixtures being played.

The Premier first-team’s match against Barnsley and the fourth team’s fixture against Chapel Allerton were postponed but the club’s Premier second-team won 4-1 at Chapel Allerton 2nds.

Feature of the match was the win of outstanding 13 year old Ben Beachill, son of former world number one and double Commonwealth Games doubles gold medallist Lee Beachill.

Ben has been in fine form all season leading the fourth team but playing his second Premier League match, he had his first win at that elevated level.

The second team are at home to Abbeydale this week and a depleted first team, without Patrick Rooney and Abhay Singh, go to Queen’s Halifax.

Pontefract’s James Willstrop goes to Switzerland next week for the Grasshopper Cup. He has a first round match against long time Pontefract teammate and close friend Sauav Ghosal.

India, prior to the Asian Games, will send a team of eight players to train and play a match against England at Pontefract in July

Pontefract’s Premier League team, after their 4-1 win over Bristol, are one point behind second placed Warwick who they visit in Birmingham next Tuesday in a crucial match for the play offs.

Two of the Pontefract’s outstanding girl players Amber Copley, a former French Under 13 Open champion, and Layla Johnson, formerly ranked number one in the country at under 11 level, will make their Yorkshire Senior League debuts when they play for the club’s fourth team at Wakefield this week.