Mitchell reigns supreme with victory over sibling

Ben Mitchell, winner of Ely Squash & Leisure’s annual tournament, receiving his trophy from club dir

Ben Mitchell, winner of Ely Squash & Leisure’s annual tournament, receiving his trophy from club director Paul Seaford. - Credit: Archant

Squash Ben Mitchell retained his title as Ely Squash and Leisure tournament champion after overcoming his younger brother in the final.

This year’s showpiece event saw a repeat of the 2014 final, with brothers Mitchell and Ryan Bamber once again going head-to-head.

Mitchell overcame his younger brother more easily than in 2014, winning in three straight games. Last year he won 3-2, but only after being 2-0 down.

Mitchell was seeded to win the final, as he plays at number one for Ely’s team in Division 4 of the Cambridgeshire League, which Ely won this season, gaining promotion to Division 3 for next year.

The tournament included two other competitions, the plate, for players knocked out in the first round of the main event, and the handicap. The plate final saw a close match, with Martyn Goodger beating Charles MacFarlane, 3-1. The handicap final was also close, with Jamie Woor beating Linden Beattie, 2-1.


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Ely Squash and Leisure, situated next to Ely Rugby Club, is always keen to accept new members, and has players of all standards and ages, many of them playing in the internal club leagues. Tel: 01353-662156 for more information.

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