Broadland’s boost as Cox fights back
The closest match of the week in the Norfolk SRA Squash Leagues was the Division One battle at Lime Tree Road where fourth in the table Broadland, who have been beaten only twice this season, just did enough to beat East Anglia III 15-11.
Broadland won the two matches at the bottom of the order where Jon Bird beat Brian Hawkes 9-2, 9-6, 8-10, 4-9, 9-4 and Matthew Hawkes beat Matt Johnson 3-1. East Anglia drew level as Hadleigh Farrer beat Josh Brooks 3-1 and Richard Hunt won 3-1 against Steve Moxey. In the final first string match Tim Allenden opened up a 2-1 lead against Ian Cox before the Broadland man recovered to win 6-9, 9-2, 7-9, 9-0, 9-3 and give his side the five bonus points.
East Anglia I, meanwhile, maintained their title charge with a 17-3 win at King's Lynn. For the home side Jason Gollaglee beat Anthony Raywood 3-0 but East Anglia replied with four straight game victories of their own as Gary Snelling, Steve Mooney, Ashley Briggs and David Youngs all won 3-0. East Anglia II were well beaten by third in the table Potters going down 20-3. Archie Swan, Rob Hambrook and Jamie Goodrich all won their matches in straight games while David Hall beat John Palin 3-1 and Paul Field won 3-2 against Simon Cullum.
In Division Two Barnham Broom II have leap-frogged Broadland II into second place after their relatively straightforward 19-5 win. Both Jo Bolt and Adie Martin won their matches in straight games while Luke Plumridge and Adam Goodson both won 3-1.
Justin Millar who came from behind to beat Ben Rawsthorne 10-8, 2-9, 2-9, 9-7, 9-4 was Broadland's one winner.
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Two of the mid table teams both picked up 20 point maximums with Cromer beating bottom of the table Potters II 20-2 and North Walsham winning 20-5 away to Bannatyne's II.
For Walsham Matt Bensley came from 0-2 down to beat Martin Browne 3-2 and Rob Whiting also won 3-2 against Shaun Nicholas.
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James Gair won his match 3-0 while both Matt Sumner and Shaun Wright won 3-1. Alec Burrows, Henri Paul and Richard Keeble all won 3-0 for Cromer while both John Baker and Ben Herrieven won their matches 3-1.