Winning Norfolk squad grand prix return for junior Jordan Creed
Jordan Creed returned to the Norfolk Junior Squash Grand Prix scene last month – and duly won the top honours.
March's event – hosted by the Oasis and Bannatynes clubs in Norwich – produced a season's best attendance of 49 players from 11 Norfolk clubs, as well as two from Cambridgeshire.
Group One saw Creed, who has now impressively achieved a top 40 national under-19 ranking, ease through to the group's deciding match against previously undefeated Adam Sinkins.
Despite three close games, Creed always seemed in control on his way to winning 11-7 12-10 12-10.
Three players from Comberton Squash Club were also competing in the top group and contributed greatly towards the high quality and competitiveness.
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The quality in Group Two was also the highest seen for some time, with most of the players having increased their training and playing time.
Only two of the 12 matches in the group produced 3-0 scorelines. Martin Jolley and Johnnie Carmichael-Plester gave great semi-final performances in losing 3-2 to the more experienced pairing of Will Henden and Alex Coburn, who went on to contest the final in another five-game thriller.
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With Alex leading 2-1 and 10-4 the match seemed in the bag.
However, Will produced a gritty comeback to take the game 14-12 before going on to take the fifth, saving yet more match points along the way.
Group Three saw Bannatynes' David Gorrod come out on top, while Nathan Shearing of Broadland was impressive in his Group Four success.