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Laura Massaro's team are crowned champions in the Team Laura v Team Nick challenge

Team Laura vs Team Nick: Team Laura crowned champions

Team Laura have claimed victory over Team Nick, triumphing 667-498 in the Team Laura vs Team Nick contest hosted by England Squash and supported by SquashLevels.

The month-long event which launched on 10th October on World Squash Day, was brought to a premature end by the national lockdown imposed on 5th November. However, despite the restrictions, 459 matches were played during the competition’s final week, bringing the total to an impressive 1,165 matches.

Team Laura, led by former world no.1 Laura Massaro entered the final week with a near unassailable 102 match lead and added a further 263 points to their total to secure a 169-point victory.

Massaro’s side were victorious in 55% of the total games played, winning 1,946 games compared to Team Nick’s 1,590. However, the Wolfpack – led by three-time world champion Nick Matthew – fought hard in defeat, claiming 31,594 of the 62,816 points contested throughout the competition.

Lincolnshire claim most active county
After dominating the county leaderboard for the last three weeks, Lincolnshire have been crowned England’s Most Active County.

The East Midlands county led by 39 points heading into the final week, and after adding a further 102 matches to their total, finished the competition with 238 matches played.

Hertfordshire finished in second place with 171 points whilst Essex (155) – in eighth position at the competition’s halfway point – secured the final podium spot after playing 90 matches in the last week.

Week two leaders Warwickshire (105) and Massaro’s Lancashire (86) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, followed by Kent, Cambridgeshire, Avon (replacing Staffordshire), Hampshire and Northamptonshire.

Bishop’s Stortford top club leaderboard
Bishop’s Stortford pulled off a remarkable comeback to claim the Most Active Club accolade. The Hertfordshire club were outside the top five for the opening two weeks but stormed back into contention in week three, finishing in second position. After playing a huge 155 matches during the competition’s final week, Bishop’s Stortford completed their rise to the top of the rankings, finishing with an impressive total of 263 points.

Dean’s Sports and Leisure secured second place with 211 matches played. The Lincolnshire club were the competition’s most consistent performers, never finishing lower than second and topping the leaderboard in week three.

Wigan and Leamington tied for third place (60) whilst Cambridgeshire’s Swavesey Squash Club narrowly missed out on the podium, finishing in fifth position with 59 points. Berkhamsted Rockets, Poult Wood, Stratford Upon Avon, Wolverhampton and Horncastle completed the top ten.

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