Gala charity night at Berkhamsted in memory of Harry Faulkner
Rising squash star Angus Gillams is looking forward to the match of a lifetime. He’s playing Egyptian maestro Ramy Ashour in a special event to raise money for the charity CRY.
The gala night takes place next Monday (May 19) and is being billed as Berkhamsted v The Rest Of The World. The club website says: “We are delighted to announce a very special charity exhibition match to raise money for CRY (www.c-r-y.org) on Monday 19th May, from 7pm.
“No, you aren’t dreaming. It really is Ramy Ashour! The man who is current British Open champion. The man who topped the PSA World Rankings in April 2013 with the highest points average (1,872.50) ever recorded, and in January 2010 at just 22 years old became the youngest World No. 1 for 26 years.
“The man known as “The Artist” who is widely regarded as one of the most technically gifted squash players ever to play the game. The man who wins points like this for fun. He’s playing at Berkhamsted!
“When we asked Ramy if he could help raise some money for CRY in Harry’s memory he was delighted to get involved, and we are very privileged to welcome him to the club on what will be a very special night of squash.”
MATCH 1 : First up we have Adam Auckland v Joe Green. Adam is current World Ranked 105 and rising first, and is one of a current crop of very gifted young players who are about to hit the big time in the upper echelons of world squash. Adam is also one of the quickest players in the game. However, can we say he is quicker than our own rising star Joe Green? Well there is only one way to find out…..this will be a match to savour.
MATCH 2 : The main event of the night is a chance to see a true genius of the game taking on another of Berkhamsted’s finest, Angus Gillams (right). This will be a unique chance to watch Ramy, a man who rarely plays in England, up close and personal – it just doesn’t get much better than this!
There will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes including a Harry Faulkner Harrow Racket and a years subscription to “squash skills”, and we will have on offer some more of the special Harry “jump up…slap it in….roll out” squash shirts….why not buy one and see if Ramy will sign it?!
The evening will be compered by Berko’s lovable Scotsman Andrew Bryson, a man who is already talking of challenging Ramy to a racketball shoot-out. Can you imagine the carnage if he did?! Poor Ramy wouldn’t stand a chance…
This will be a ticket only event, with numbers limited – therefore if you would like to apply for tickets please register your interest by emailing James Deacon on [email protected]
Tickets will be limited to one per member, and will cost £20 each. There will also be food on offer after the match in the form of a curry which will cost £5 per person and will need to be pre-booked – if you’d like food as well please make this clear when applying for your ticket. World class squash and a curry….that’s my kind of Monday night!
Ticket applications must be received by Monday May 12.
Applicants will be picked at random, and those who are successful will be informed by email on Wednesday May 14.