On the 24th November, OUSRC welcomed the Jesters to Oxford to play in the annual match. The Jesters are a nomadic club who play various institutions around the country (and overseas), focusing on playing the sport in a friendly manner, in which the way the game is played is as important as the final result.
Always a great occasion, this match proved no different, with lots of high-quality squash on show at Radley college. This year’s match took place just before the Blues travelled to Newcastle to compete for a top four space in BUCS, and so was a great opportunity for those players who were attending this fixture to get some competitive squash under their belts. With eleven players on the men’s side it was also fantastic to see some of the second team competing, and the overall result, an 8-3 victory for the OUSRC men’s squad, showed the strength in depth that the club has this season. With so many matches on show it was difficult to get a look at all the men, but from the snatches that I did manage to see there were lots of positives to take from the day.
After the match the teams headed to Wadham college for drinks and a fantastic meal, before heading to the King’s Arms. As always the Jesters looked after the OUSRC players fantastically, and it was great to hear and compare stories of Oxford past and present. OUSRC’s thanks go to the Jesters and, in particular, Oli Jeffries for organising the match and making sure it ran smoothly, to Mike Sauvage for doing so much to ensure that the match was organised well and arranging things with Wadham, and of course to Wadham college and the staff that looked after us so well that evening.