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Round THREE:


Tue
5th Nov

 



Group A:

Esporta Oxford 0-5 Chapel Allerton    
    Chris Ryder 2-3 Alister Walker                                 17/15, 3/11, 11/7, 8/11, 3/11
    Scott Handley 0-3 Steve Coppinger                                             5/11, 7/11, 3/11
    Kristen Johnson 0-3 Scott Arnold                                                 5/11, 7/11, 6/11
    Tom Phipps 2-3 Adam Murrills                                    7/11, 11/8, 11/9, 3/11, 5/11
   
Madeline Perry 1-3 Jenny Duncalf                                       9/11, 6/11, 11/8, 8/11

MB Nottingham 3-2 Benz-Bavarian Duffield
Three Long Years  - David Coghlan reports
 
 Ong Beng Hee 1-3 Nick Matthew                                           7/11, 5/11, 11/7, 9/11
   Renan Lavigne 3-1 Joey Barrington                                          7/11, 11/4, 11/4 rtd
   John Rooney 3-0 Andy Whipp                                                       11/8, 11/3, 11/4
   Eddie Charlton 2-3 Alex Stait                                       11/8, 8/11, 11/9, 8/11, 4/11
   Emma Beddoes 3-1 Laura Hill                                              11/9, 11/1, 8/11, 11/4

Group B:

PCL Whitehall Security Surrey H&RC 3-2 Probuild Bristol
Surrey dig deep - Pete Smith reports

   Peter Barker 3-2 Adrian Grant                               11/9, 11/13, 11/8, 4/11, 13/11
   Tim Garner 1-3 David Evans                                            11/6, 5/11, 10/12, 6/11
   Ben Ford 3-0 Hadrian Stiff                                                          11/8, 11/9, 11/9
   Steve Richardson 0-3 Peter Marshall                                          4/11, 9/11, 7/11
   Vicky Botwright 3-0 Sarah-Jane Perry                                        11/4, 11/3, 11/5

UniSport Guildford 2-3 Exeter Diamonds
Diamonds sparkle at Guildford - Ian Robinson reports

   Gilly Lane 3-1 Jonathan Kemp                                                6/11, 7/11, 11/7 rtd
   Stacey Ross 0-3 Mohamed El Shorbagy                                    10/12, 9/11, 7/11
   Stephen Meads 1-3 Rob Sutherland                                   14/12, 6/11, 6/11, 4/11
   Jamie Mathews 0-3 Peter Creed                                                   3/11, 8/11, 4/11
   Alison Waters 3-0 Victoria Temple-Murray                                    11/0, 11/2, 11/3

PNH Properties Chichester 5-0 TWP St George's Hill
Five-Nil to the Chi - Mike Phillips reports

   Alex Gough
3-2 Tom Richards                                   12/10, 11/8, 8/11, 9/11, 11/9
   Tim Vail 3-1 Nicolas Mueller                                               11/6, 4/11, 11/9, 12/10
   Robbie Temple 3-1 Neil Hitchens                                         11/8, 9/11, 11/9, 11/6
   Peter Genever 3-0 Philip Nightingale                                            11/7, 11/4, 11/4
   Delia Arnold 3-0 Rachel Willmott                                                11/8, 12/10, 11/8

PSL Newcomers Exeter Diamonds
Sparkle With Lone Unbeaten Run

Roundup from Howard Harding

With only three rounds of the new season completed, newcomers Exeter Diamonds are already the only unbeaten club in the Premier Squash League after securing a 3/2 away win at UniSport Guildford in the third round of the world's most prestigious squash league in its 26th season.

But the standout match of the night was in the decider between title-holders PCL Whitehall Security Surrey H&RC and Probuild Bristol - when Peter Barker save a match ball to defeat England team-mate Adrian Grant to clinch a 3/2 win for the Surrey club hosts. Elsewhere in Group B, last season's runners-up PNH Properties Chichester made up for their poor start to the season by whipping TWP St George's Hill 5/0.

Yorkshire newcomers Chapel Allerton claimed their first win of the season in fine style, beating Esporta Oxford 5/0 away from home in Group A - while former champions MB Nottingham overcame East Midlands rivals Benz-Bavarian Duffield 3/2 to take pole position in the Group A table for the first time.

Surrey squeeze home

Vicky Botwright, the surprise runner-up in last month's World Open Championship in her hometown of Manchester, put Surrey H&RC into the driving seat against Probuild Bristol with an 11-4, 11-3, 11-5 win over Warwickshire teenager Sarah-Jane Perry. But the visitors' Peter Marshall struck back to level the tie after beating the Croydon club's Steve Richardson - and later Bristol's Welsh star David Evans again restored parity when he battled to a four-game victory over the hosts' Tim Garner.

The decider was a mouth-watering affair between fellow London left-handers Barker, the world No10, and Grant, ranked just three places below. It was the pair's third domestic meeting this year - with underdog Grant boasting a 2/0 advantage. It was nip and tuck throughout - with both players saving match-balls in the fifth game before Barker finally triumphed 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 4-11, 13-11 to give Surrey H&RC a 3/2 win to consolidate their mid-table position.

Diamonds shine

The Exeter Diamonds hero in Guildford was Egyptian teenager Mohamed El Shorbagy. Welshmen Peter Creed and Rob Sutherland had already put the league's Devon debutants into a 2/1 lead when the 17-year-old Millfield schoolboy took to the court against the experienced UniSport Guildford former top string Stacey Ross. Shorbagy has been making rapid strides on the senior Tour over the past few months - and showed the same form in beating Ross 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 to clinch an unbeatable lead - and three wins out of three this season - for Exeter Diamonds.

Chichester clean sweep

Malaysian Delia Arnold ignited a winning streak for PNH Properties Chichester in her debut for the Sussex club against TWP St George's Hill. Arnold beat the visitors' Rachel Willmott 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 - and victories followed for team mates Peter Genever, Robbie Temple and Tim Vail, the Chichester captain returning to action after the birth of his first-born son Cameron.

But the bravest performance of the night was delivered by the hosts' Welsh veteran Alex Gough. The former world No5, now retired from the PSA Tour, faced Tom Richards, a 22-year-old rising English star who celebrated a career-high world No47 ranking this month. Richards recovered from two games down to level the match - but the wily Welshman kept up the pressure to win 12-10, 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-9 to ensure a maximum points win for Chichester.

Nottingham win Derby

In the East Midlands derby at Nottingham, the host club's Emma Beddoes set the scene for the evening by beating higher-ranked opponent Laura Hill 11-9, 11-1, 8-11, 11-4 - a victory which team-mates John Rooney and Renan Lavigne followed to ensure a popular home win. Rooney exacted revenge on the player who beat him in the final of the West of Scotland Open at the weekend, beating Cheshire star Andrew Whipp 11-8, 11-3, 11-4, while Frenchman Lavigne was leading 2/1 against Duffield's Joey Barrington when the winner of last week's African Open in Nigeria conceded the match.

First win for Chapel A

Like Exeter Diamonds, Leeds club Chapel Allerton also delighted in an impressive maiden season victory - dishing out a 5/0 drubbing at Esporta Oxford. Again, it was perhaps the opening women's match which set the scene for the flavour of the evening: Oxford's Irish international Madeline Perry recovered from two games down to take the third against English international Jenny Duncalf and move into the ascendancy. But at 8-8 in the fourth, Perry sustained an 'adductor twinge' which led to Duncalf clinching the match.

Chapel Allerton team-mates Adam Murrills, Scott Arnold and Stephen Coppinger built on the score before the visitors' number one Alister Walker survived a 26-minute first game against Oxford's Chris Ryder and went on to win 15-17, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3 to clinch a memorable 5/0 win for Chapel Allerton.

   


Tables after Round Three
          Ties       Matches     Games    Pts

                         P   W   L    W    L     W     L

   Group A:

MB Nottingham                  3   2   1    6    9    26    31    36

Esporta Oxford                 3   1   2    7    8    29    30    34

Chapel Allerton                2   1   1    7    3    23    15    28

Benz-Bavarian Duffield         2   1   1    5    5    18    19    23

Pontefract                     2   1   1    5    5    18    19    23

 

   Group B:

Exeter Diamonds                3   3   0    9    6    31    23    46

Probuild Bristol               3   2   1    9    6    31    22    41

Surrey H&RC                    3   2   1    8    7    29    26    39

PNH Properties Chichester      3   1   2    8    7    29    27    34

UniSport Guildford             3   1   2    7    8    25    29    30

TWP St George's Hill           3   0   3    4    11   19    37    19

   

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