Newcastle University student Chris Wiggins leads Newcastle's Premier Squash League team to victory
Chris Wiggins produced a blistering display of squash in front of a vocal geordie crowd at the Northumberland Club in round 7 of the Premier Squash League.
The Newcastle University/Northumberland Club team are newcomers to the PSL league, giving students the opportunity to play squash at the highest level alongside some of the world's top professionals.
Newcastle were up against Birmingham Lions, one of the strongest teams in the division but missing their no1 Joel Makin. Newcastle put out a strong lineup of WR26 Cameron Pilley, former WR63 Piedro Schweertman, WR138 Rob Downer, student Chris Wiggins and WR43 Lisa Aitken.
Chris was up against fellow geordie and now Birmingham University student Michael Mattimore. Despite an unsettled start Wiggins won 16 points in a row from 10-6 down in the 1st game to take the match in front of a delighted and packed crowd.
A huge win for Scot Lisa Aitken on her home debut against WR22 Millie Tomlinson continued the winning trend with captain Cameron Pilley completing a 5-0 victory.
NEWCASTLE 5-0 BIRMINGHAM (13-2) Cameron Pilley 2-0 Jan vd Herrewegen 12-10, 11-8 Piedro Schweertman 2-1 Stuart Macgregor 3-11, 11-8, 11-6 Rob Downer 2-0 Ryan Picken 11-5, 11-8 Chris Wiggins 2-0 Michael Mattimore 12-10, 11-0 Lisa Aitken 2-1 Millie Tomlinson 11-6, 6-11, 11-6
The next match at home vs Pontefract on Friday 8th March will see Cameron lining up against former WR1 James 'The Marksman' Willstrop and Newcastle University's no1 lady, Eve Driver.
Tickets are available from the Northumberland Club: http://www.northumberlandclub.org/ and for more information and up to date league tables visit: http://pslsquash.com/