East Anglia remain clear favourites to retain squash title

After two thirds of the Norfolk SRA Summer League season, East Anglia remain clear favourites to retain their Premier Division title after maintaining their unbeaten record with a convincing 16-5 maximum away to Bannatyne's.

Nathan Taylor and Jack Pearse both won their matches 3-2, Ian Douglas beat Paul Gedge 3-1 and Ashley Briggs won the first string match against Jordan Creed in straight games.

Earlier, East Anglia had achieved another maximum, beating Barnham Broom 16-3 with Briggs and Douglas both winning in straight games against Matthew Bolt and Simon Howling respectively while Andrew Woods won 3-2 and Gareth Joubert won 3-1.

Barnham went on to fare much better against bottom side Oasis, winning 14-3, with Bolt and Howling this time winning their matches in straight games. Veteran Vince Somers also won his match 3-0 while the one Oasis winner was Mark Nicholls, who beat Ian Thompson 3-1.

In Division One, North Norfolk and Barnham Broom II shared the points in a 10-10 draw while at the bottom of the table Cromer had a welcome 14-5 victory over Bannatyne's II who have replaced them in fifth place.


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