One-sided games are order of day

There was not one really close match this week in the Norfolk SRA Squash Leagues, with East Anglia in particular showing no mercy to their opponents as they scored a predictable 20-2 Division One maximum over East Anglia IV.

David Youngs and John Cordeaux did each drop a game in 3-1 wins over Jack Pearse and Chris Butler respectively but by then straight game victories for Ashley Briggs, Steve Mooney and Gary Snelling had ensured the first team of victory.

Newly-promoted Oasis proved to be no match for Barnham Broom who won 19-3 thanks to straight game victories for Ian Thompson, Alan Soames, Simon Howling and former Norfolk champion Matthew Bolt, who won the first string match without dropping a point. Paul Atterton did restore some pride for Oasis as he beat Sam Hales 5-9 10-8 6-9 9-4 9-8.

The current Norfolk champion Ian Cox and the eight times former champion Richard Millman are turning out at one and two for Broadland this season and their wins helped Broadland to a 19-6 victory over Diss. Millman dropped only four points in a straight game victory over Andrew O'Toole but Cox was taken the distance by Neil Cross before eventually winning 9-7 in the fifth.

In Division Two North Norfolk have signed former Watton players Kevin Blake and Devendra Mahatme and they are already finding the going much easier than they did last season in the top division. They beat Barnham Broom III 17-5 and Banntyne's II 17-6 with their two new recruits winning both matches in straight games. Martin Pearse also won his two games 3-0 while Martin Guppy won 3-2 against Barnham but lost 3-1 to Jordan Creed of Bannatyne's.


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The Bannatyne's team were also out of luck at North Walsham as the home team won 17-5. Peter Dye did beat James Gair 3-0 but straight game wins for Rob Whiting, Roger Hannant and Matt Sumner and a 4-9 9-4 8-10 9-5 9-1 win for Shaun Wright over Jordan Creed gave the home side victory. Similarly straight game wins for Luke Plumridge, Aidy Martin nad Joe Bolt helped Barnham Broom II to a 16-6 win over Potters II for whom Cliff High won 3-0 and Paul Field came from 0-2 down to beat Adam Goodson 3-2.

Barnham Broom IV were not so successful in Division Three losing 18-6 away to Diss II and then 17-5 at home to East Anglia V. For Diss Tom Bell won in straight games while Ian Barker, Nigel Thomson and Paul Newis all won 3-1.

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