After eight years since the last one, Penrith Squash Club hosted the County Closed Masters’ competition last weekend, with Penrith claiming two county champions.

In the O70s group, David Richardson met David McGlasson - both Penrith members - in the final. Richardson took the first game, before McGlasson got into his stride, and won the next three to take the title.

In the O65s, again two home players met in the final, Richard Utting - who is aged 65 - and Chris Lilley, who a county regular. Lilley took the first game before Utting came back strongly to take the second. Lilley then stormed ahead taking the next two games to win the match.

Carlisle’s Collis Sheik met Kendal’s Mark Pearson in the O60s final. Both played well, but Collis made fewer mistakes, winning 3-0.

In the O55s plate final, Kendal’s Graeme Braithwaite whitewashed Carlisle’s Brian Davis.

The last match was the O55s final. Penrith’s David ‘Digger’ Gray made a superb start against his old adversary - Carlisle’s Dave Box - taking the first two games. Box refocused and got into his stride by winning the next two games to force a decider. The spectators were treated to high quality squash, Box taking the last game 11-9 to take the honours.

Tom Armstrong, Cumbria Squash & Racketball Chairman, awarded all winners and runners-up with their prizes.