Impressive top flight leaders go marching on
The East Anglia juggernaut rolls on in the Premier Division of the Anaco Norfolk SRA Squash League as the Lime Tree road side maintained their unbeaten record and recorded their fifth consecutive victory as they comfortably beat visiting Potters 17-3.
East Anglia fielded three former county junior champions but it was their fourth player who had the closest match of the evening as Nick Stringer just beat Andy Wright 15-12 15-5 5-15 5-15 16-14. The 2004 champion Ashley Briggs beat Liam Baines 15-5 15-5 16-14 at No.3 while at No.2 John Cordeaux, who was junior champion way back in 1974 before going on to win seven county senior and three veterans titles, beat Richard Hunt 15-4 7-15 15-9 15-5. Finally in the first string match Liam Nolan, who won his title in 1996, had an excellent 15-10 15-10 15-7 victory over Dave Gouldby.
Diss won their mid-table match against Bannatyne's 13-6. Joshua Auld and Jack Bell both won their matches in straight games while Dan Calver beat Kevin Harvey 3-2, taking the decisive fifth game 17-15. Jake Bond, who beat Dan Betts 3-0, was Bannatyne's one winner and they also took a further consolation point as they won the doubles.
In Division One Cromer won their first match of the summer, beating Broadland II 13-5. Veteran Alec Burrows won his match in straight games while both Ben Herrieven and Richard Keeble won 3-1 against Justin Miller and Jon Bird respectively. Kevin Cooke won for Broadland as he beat Alex Foster.
Cromer II have moved to the top of Division Two after beating Potters II 14-7. Kim Payne beat Richard Soanes 3-2 after trailing 0-2 and 0-7 in the third while Martin Sanville also won 3-2 against Kevin Sewell and Steve Watts beat Darren Green. Graham Fackman beat John Chandler 3-1 to notch up Potters' one win.
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Previous leaders Fakenham lost twice, going down 13-6 to Wensum Lodge and 15-6 to Barnham Broom III. The Barnham team went on to share the points with East Anglia II in a 9-9 draw. Dean Goodrum and Stuart Bowes won 3-0 and 3-1 while Alex Williams and Paul Harvey did the same for the East Anglia side.
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