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Tue 25th Jan 2011 - Round FOUR
Group A:
MB Nottingham 5-0 Courtcraft Pontefract

   Eddie Charlton 3-1t Simon Parke             5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6
   Mark Fuller 3-0 Neil Cordell                             11-7, 11-3, 11-4
   Declan James 3-0 Jacques Kruger                    11-7, 11-2, 11-7
   Ollie Holland 3-0 Taminder Gata-Aura              11-5, 11-8, 11-5
   Emily Whitlock 3-2 Kirsty McPhee    11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 2-11, 11-9

Benz-Bavarian Duffield 0-5 LEBC Chapel Allerton
   Joel Hinds 0-3 Aaron Frankcomb                       5-11, 5-11, 9-11
   Andrew Whipp 1-3 Chris Simpson           11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 4-11
   Aqeel Rehman 1-3 Laurence Delasaux      7-11, 4-11, 11-8, 6-11
   Kevin White 1-3 Anthony Graham           3-11, 13-11, 5-11, 5-11
   Laura Hill 0-2 Jenny Duncalf                             4-11, 5-11, 9-11

Group B:
Surrey H&R 0-5 TWP St George's Hill

   Davide Bianchetti 1-3 Daryl Selby              12-10, 6-11, 6-11, 10-12
   Karim Abdel Gawad 2-3 Mark Krajcsak   11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 11-1, 8-11
   Tim Garner 1-3 Joe Lee                                 4-11, 11-9, 9-11, 4-11
   Ben Ford 2-3 Neil Hitchens                        8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 5-11 rtd
   Victoria Lust 0-3 Dominique Lloyd-Walter                 8-11, 7-11, 8-11

Exeter Diamonds 3-2 Team Chichester
   Stewart Boswell 3-0 Robbie Temple                      11-5, 11-3, 11-5
   Jonathan Harford 3-0 Olivier Pett                        14-12, 11-9, 11-6
   James Snell 1-3 Tim Vail                            11-13, 11-7, 8-11, 3-11
   Peter Creed 3-1 Nic Birt                             11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 11-3
   Victoria Temple-Murray 0-3 Lauren Briggs              4-11, 5-11, 4-11

UWE Bristol 2-3 IGT Winchester
   Mathieu Castagnet 3-2 Dylan Bennett   10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-7
   David Evans 3-1 Marwan El Shorbagy               8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8
   Lucas Serme 0-3 Mark Cairns                                   9-11, 9-11, 3-11
   Daniel West 0-3 Robert Downer                               6-11, 13-15, 8-11
   Rebecca Quiney 1-3 Lauren Selby                     5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 2-11

Chapel Allerton & St George's Hill
Extend Unbeaten PSL Runs

TWP St George's Hill and Yorkshire club LEBC Group Chapel Allerton extended their unbeaten runs in the Premier Squash League (PSL) this season with comprehensive 5/0 victories in the fourth round of the world's most prestigious squash league.

In a battle between two former PSL champions, England's world No2 Jenny Duncalf led Chapel Allerton to an away win over three times champions Benz-Bavarian Duffield. Duncalf, from Harrogate, began the rout with an 11-4, 11-5, 11-9 victory over the Derbyshire club's Laura Hill before team-mates Anthony Graham, Laurence Delasaux and Chris Simpson clinched their wins, leaving the door open for the team's Australian number one Aaron Frankcomb to make it a clean sweep with his straight games success over the home side's world university champion Joel Hinds.

Chapel Allerton, the 2009 champions from Leeds, are now 16 points ahead of second-placed CLFS Esporta Oxford in Group A, with Duffield a further point adrift.

There was a further whitewash in Group A when MB Nottingham recorded their first success of the season with a 5/0 win over Yorkshire's Courtcraft Pontefract. Teenager Emily Whitlock celebrated her first PSL win since becoming the British Junior U17 Open champion earlier in the month the first English winner of a British Junior Open trophy for almost a decade when she bravely battled to an 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 2-11, 11-9 victory over Pontefract's experienced former world No53 Kirsty McPhee.

The evening also marked the return of former Nottingham stalwart Simon Parke a Nottingham PSL regular since 1999 who was making his first appearance at the club as an away player. Now living near Pontefract and playing for the established club, 38-year-old Parke took the first game against the home side's 22-year-old top string Eddie Charlton but youth ultimately prevailed as Charlton bounced back to win 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6 to maintain the Nottingham's squad's clean sheet for the night.

TWP St George's Hill were one of the few teams fielding their regular top string and used their benefit to maximum advantage by crushing title-holders Surrey Health & Racquets 5/0 away from home in Group B.

The home side's debuting Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad a 19-year-old who already boasts 5 PSA Tour titles - was unable to make a winning first impression, as the visitors' Hungarian number one Mark Krajcsak ground out a 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 1-11, 11-8 victory. And St George's number one Daryl Selby, fresh from a last 16 berth in the Tournament of Champions in New York, dealt the final blow for the home crowd by recovering from a game down to beat the Croydon club's top-ranked Italian Davide Bianchetti 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10.

It took the final game of the night in the south west for hosts Exeter Diamonds to clinch a 3/2 win over Team Chichester a success which strengthens the Devon club's grip on second place in Group B. Australian Stewart Boswell was the Diamonds' hero, despatching Chichester's top string Robbie Temple 11-5, 11-3, 11-5.

And there was cause for celebration in Avon, where event newcomers IGT Winchester earned a 3/2 win over hosts UWE Bristol. The visitors gained their win early on, with victories by Lauren Selby, Robert Downer and veteran Mark Cairns the 43-year-old 1997 British National champion overcoming rising French star Lucas Serme, the reigning European Junior champion.

But Bristol countered with their own demonstration of senior success when Welshman David Evans, the 36-year-old winner of the British Open crown in 2000, fought back from a game behind to see off Winchester's Egyptian star Marwan El Shorbagy, the 2010 British Junior U17 Open champion, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8.

And the home side further reduced the deficit when their French number one Mathieu Castagnet beat the visitors' Dylan Bennett, the Dutch No2 making his debut for the club, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11, 11-7.

Crystal Ball

A number of absentees made for some close matches in Prospect, and CB came within an ace of predicting a remarkable full house of away wins.

However home advantage might just work in Nottingham's favour, but 2009 champions Chapel Allerton look set to take over at the top of Group A as they take a strong team to Duffield.

Three 3-2 away wins are predicted in Group B, which would see St George's  open up a decent gap, but CB wouldn't be surprised to be completely wrong on this one ...

VERDICT: four out of five results correct, but only five out of ten points ... must do better!

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