Squash players Allman and Burrett take county championship titles

March 26 2020

DAVID Allman of Redland Green Club won the Avon County Closed 2019-20 final, held at the Lansdown Tennis & Squash Club in Bath. In a tightly contested final against the defending champion John Welton of Lansdown, the Avon County Junior head coach, Allman took the title with a 3-1 win, prevailing 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7.
It was a challenging tournament for Allman, who came through successive five game battles in earlier rounds, including a typically resilient recovery from match ball down against Dean Boys.  
On the women's side, Natasha Burrett retained her title with a 3-0 victory against Abigail Freeman,winning 11-6,11-3, 11-6. Burrett came through a tough semi-final against Katie Lloyd, while on the other side of the draw Freeman enjoyed an impressive win over Pippa Green of Lansdown.
The tournament attracted a healthy entry of over 60 players, with competitions in several age categories alongside the main draws. With the tournament completed, attention now turns to the local league, with Lansdown holding a healthy lead over Workout Harbourside in the men's Premier A division before the final few rounds of matches.     
In the women's division 1, Lansdown hold a narrow lead at the top of the table with four matches to go, so the Bath club could be on for the double.
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