Gabrielle Ray

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Eric Loder – Birmingham Daily Gazette – Wednesday 3rd March 1920



Yesterday afternoon the Prince of Wales was one of the competitors in the final for the squash racquets handicap at, the Bath Club, in which he opposed Captain Eric Loder. There were 32 combatants, and he had won each of hie four previous matches by two games to love.

The Prince received seven aces, Captain Loder being on the scratch mark, but after 35 minutes’ warm work he had to acknowledge defeat by two games to one. Captain Loder’s score being 15-12. 12-15, 15-12. His back play was rather uncertain and he does not possess the reach of his rival, but there were prolonged rallies.

Birmingham Daily Gazette – Wednesday 3rd March 1920

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Eric Loder – The Sketch – Wednesday 10th March 1920

A Good Win.


The Bath Club Squash Rackets Handicap, in which the Prince of Wales reached the final, is really an important contest from the athletic point of view, for the members of the “Bath” play squash pretty assiduously, and many of them are first class performers in good practice. The Prince had to fight his way all through to reach the final against Captain Eric Loder, who has been described as the “fittest man in town.” He is so keen on athletic sport that when in London he has a game of squash practically every day, and there is no game more certain to keep one fit. The Prince, by the way, did not have a big handicap, and there were plenty of other competitors who got more than he did.


The Sketch – Wednesday 10th March 1920

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