Welcome to the York & District Squash League...

We exist to encourage the game of squash at all levels in the York area, and to organise local leagues and tournaments. Our sister organisation runs the women's leagues, with most of the same clubs entering both men's and women's teams.

We also support junior squash, which is actively developed by several of our affiliated clubs.

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26 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Thomas wins Vets, Robson wins Vintage

York and District Veterans and Vintage Championships 2016/17 held at Wigginton Squash Rackets Club

Congratulations to Marc Thomas (Veteran) & Paul Robson (Vintage) who are the Y & D Champions for 2016/17.

The finals night was a most enjoyable occasion at Wigginton with players from 4 clubs represented. Although a small competition entry , the matches were played, as always, in an excellent spirit with some competitive squash. Hopefully with a little more planning from all Y & D clubs we can better support these competitions in the future. A 16 draw in each competition should be a target for next year!

Needless to say there was nothing left in the locker room when the players went on court for the matches through the week.

20161118_205631The Veterans final was won by Marc Thomas (Railway Institute) who beat Angus Clapham (Wigginton) 3-0 . A high standard of squash which the score does not reflect, Angus was well up in two of the games only for the experienced Marc to claw his way back and pip Angus to the winning post.

20161118_205918The Vintage was won by Paul Robson(York) who beat Nicky Horn(Stillington), the first lady to reach a Vets or Vintage final. Paul has not been playing much team squash this year but did not really put a foot wrong in his 3-0 win over Nicky, who’s racket control and shots are second to none but is obviously struggling with a knee problem. Hopefully an operation later in the year will put her back in full action! Then we (the Lads) are in trouble again!!

The Veterans plate was won by Chris Codrai (Wigginton) who beat Andy Sewell (York) 3-0. The same score line saw Duncan Cook (Stillington/Wigginton) beat Mal Bruce (Wigginton) for the Vintage plate.

Well done to everyone and thanks for making it a very enjoyable social night at Wigginton SRC.

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07 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

York Open Vets and Vintage

The draws for the Vets and the Vintage, and the times for the Vets and Vintage plates are now available.

15 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

York Open Vets and Vintage, 13-18 November at Wigginton

The York Open Vets (O40s) and Vintage (O50s) competition will be from Sunday 13th to Friday 18th November at Wigginton Squash Club. There is an A and B event for the O40s, so all standards welcome.

Entries direct to Nick Clifford please. More details on the poster.

10 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Wigginton win Riley Cup after 35 years!

Thirty five years ago, Mike Riley of Wigginton Squash Club donated a magnificent trophy to the Men’s York and District League as a team handicap trophy & this was soon to be followed by the Ladies Riley Rosebowl.

Needless to say Wigginton men have always failed at the final hurdle and failed to win the trophy in three final appearances. Until now! In fact four clubs that no longer exist have won the Riley Cup..Magnets, South Milford, Oval Ball & St John’s Students before Wigginton SRC!

The final of the Riley Cup was due to be played at 3pm on a Sunday afternoon at York, but Stillington, who’s courts were being refurbished, graciously and very sportingly agreed to play at Wigginton on the Sunday evening to make more of a night of the finals. Wigginton put on food for the main & plate finals and a good night was had by all.

dunnington5Stillington 5th team beat Malton 4th team in the plate final by 20 points.

Stillington 5 V Malton 4 (Plate Final)
P.Coates V R.Harper 15/12, 15/14, 15/9 45 V 34
D.Cook V K. Goddard 15/10, 15/12, 15/9 45 v 31
J.Hartley V M.Hammond 14/15, 14/15, 8/15 36 V 45
F.Howell V T.Moore 15/8, 15/10, 15/11 45 v 29
J.Gill V A.Drabble 15/9, 15/10, 15/8 45 v 27

Stillington 216 points Malton 166 plus 30 handicap = 196

The final was a tense affair, a new 4th team player, Steve Drake for Wigginton, playing as a reserve in his first competitive match got 2, 4 & 9 points against Giles Bilton. Wigginton were on the back foot but then Mackenzie Nichol playing Dominic Pegg conceded 7, 8 & 9 points.

Probably all even stevens at this point in the match but with Tom Howell, Marc Thomas & Anthony Baines at 2,3 & 4 , all of whom have played no 1 for Stillington over the last few seasons it looked a rather gloomy prospect for Wiggy! Was it a slow start by Stillington players or really pumped up Wiggy players…the picture is painted by the side of fence you were on! But Mark Wilson , Nick Clifford & Chris Codrai all won the first of their three games…..in the following games although the legs were weary they all managed to put in very respectable performances.

nickclifford-and-mikerileyIn the Club that night was Mike Riley himself, although he still lives in the village he rarely gets into the Club. He kindly stayed for the presentation as Ian Ball announced that with a 45 point handicap on their score of 161 , Wigginton had beaten Stillington by 12 points!

Mike was obviously, over the moon to present the Trophy to Wigginton after all these years & he himself admitted that even though he set the handicaps for 10 years…his team could never win it !

Wigginton 3 V Stillington 1 (Main Final)
M.Nicholl v D.Pegg 15/7, 15/8, 15/9
M.Wilson V T.Howell 15/12, 4/15, 11/15
N.Clifford V M.Thomas 15/11, 13/15, 11/15
C.Codrai V A.Baines 15/12, 6/15, 8/15
S.Drake V G.Bilton 4/15, 5/15, 9/15

wigginton-3Thanks must go to Ian Ball who organised the tournament this year & together with Rod Erridge and Marc Thomas, assessed the teams and decided on the handicaps.

Have a good squash season in 2016/17.

Nick Clifford

19 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Riley Cup draw

The draw for the Riley Cup is now available here. The first round should be played by the end of May. Home captains, please contact your away counterparts to arrange.

Any questions, please contact Ian Ball at ian.ball@tatasteel.com.

31 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Shannon retains York Open title

Congratulations to Ed Shannon, who beat Mathhew Stephenson in an all-Dunnington 2016 York Open final at Clifton Park. Shannon had beaten Jonny Duffield in a hard fought semi, before overcoming Stephenson 3-1 in the final.

In the plate, Joe Twigge beat Gus Clapham 3-2.

In the new ‘B’ competition, York’s Tom Sewell beat Stillington’s Martin Pepper 3-0 in the final.

The full results are here.

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08 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

York Open 2016 at Clifton 22-26 Feb

The 2016 Men’s York Open Squash Championship will be held at York Squash Club, Clifton Park from Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th February (no games on Wednesday 24th).

There is both a Men’s A (open to all) and Men’s B (open to those ranked in Div 3 Y&D or below).

The entry fee is £6 and the losing date is Tuesday 16th February.

Enter only online at www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/York-Open

06 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Middleton wins Vets, Chambers wins Vintage

The York & District Men’s Veterans & Vintage Championships were played at Wigginton Squash Rackets Club last week. There was a week of well contested matches played in an excellent spirit, which had entrants from most Y & D club’s. A special point of note & thanks should go to Thornton Le Dale who had 3 entrants in the Vintage, two of whom came from Whitby & Scarborough. Well done lads!

Bearing that in mind , rather disappointingly only 6 players entered the Veterans O40 competition but a healthy 12 the Vintage O50, which was run for the first time in a number of years. Let’s hope we get a better supported Veterans next year!

But to more positive notes… The Men’s Veteran final was between two Wigginton players and a re-run of Wiggintons last Club Championships. The result was the same with Simon Middleton beating Ian Tooms 3-0 to win the Veterans Championship.

The standard of squash on the finals night was excellent and in the Vintage final Neil Chambers of York Squash Club beat Steve Toas of Dunnington 3-0. The Vintage plate was won bt Jon Wright of Stillington beating Rob Cooper of Wigginton.

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O40 winner Simon Middleton

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O40 runner up Ian Tooms

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O50 winner Neil Chambers

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O50 runner up Steve Toas

31 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

York Vets and Vintage at Wigginton

Hi all

The York Vets (O40) and Vintage (O50) champs are to be held at Wigginton from Mon 23 Nov and Fri 27 November this year.

Please see the poster.

Entries direct to Nick Clifford please.

04 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Summer league results

Thank you all for playing this summer, I do hope you’ve all enjoyed keeping those muscles moving in preparation for the new season. Its been a challenging season, some fixtures not been fulfilled and there have been some injuries along the way. In the whole I know I’ve enjoyed it and I hope you have too. I do find this a lot harder than the winter leagues, matching players generally works, then again sometime no matter how hard you try it fails! Thank you all for your efforts.

With all that said its great we keep the the game so alive and active in the closed season. The Final was held on the 12th September at York Sports Club aka Clifton Park. A good spirited game between Dunnington (Matt) and RI-Rookies in the absence of Captain Rod (I hope you got a trophy Rod?).

The game ended 4-2 to Dunnington, and congratulation to Matt and team as winners this year. A sterling effort from RI Rookies and great accolade to both teams in winning their respective leagues. I did have the match scores somewhere, but lost them with all the excitement.

That’s all for this year, see you all over the winter season at some point.

Best regards

Andy Sewell

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2015 Summer League Winners: Dunnington