Local squash players for SA Masters in Durban

by Sunday News Online | Sunday, Nov 5, 2017 | 209 views

Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
A GROUP of squash players from Bulawayo leave the country on Wednesday for Durban, South Africa for an annual Masters tournament which runs up to Saturday.

Trevor Williams, the spokesperson for the group said eight pairs are heading to the neighbouring country with all of them from Suburbs Squash Club in Bulawayo. Williams indicated that normally about 420 players take part in the yearly event, which is for players aged 35 and above. Also going to South Africa are Neil Nesbitt and Mike Burns, the most successful doubles pairing in the country.

“We have eight pairs going for the South African Masters from 8 to 11 November. All players from Bulawayo’s Suburbs Squash Club, there is normally about 420 players that take part every year. Neil Nesbitt and Mike Burns are the top pairing and will play against the best in South Africa,’’ Williams said.

Over the years, Zimbabwean players have done well to place in a good position in the overall standings against South African provinces.

“It is good fun, you only go down there to see how good or bad you are, there is no good deal about it. We normally end up in eighth, we don’t do exceptionally well. Last year we finished 10th out of 12 teams,’’ he said.

All the players are paying their way to South Africa with some flying while others are using buses. -@Mdawini_29

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