Island Exhausts make an impressive start to the B league

The Photo below is of Jewel Tech Juniors. Back left to right are Emma Leith, Beth Jones (Captain) and Amaline Batty. Front left to right are Asad Awan and Christian Webster.

In the IOMSRA A League this week EasyGym, unable to field a full team, were beaten 3-2 by AON. EasyGym’s top two players Dave Norman and Paul Barnett won their matches, Norman beating Pat Fitzpatrick 3-1 and Barnett taking five games to overcome Robin Crease. Like his brother, Jason Crease also had a five game match, but he came out victorious for AON against Steve Morley. The other win for AON was from Mason McLarney who beat Rob Boyles 3-1, which together with the walkover at five, resulted in a points win of 171-117.

Cannell Print and Stoneart had a close fought encounter. Both Thomas Whiteway and Ashley Sandyford-Sykes took 3-0 wins over their opponents Jason Blue and Hamish Thornton. A league newcomer Josh Green gained a deserved 3-1 victory against Allister Crossley to seal the team win for Cannell Print. It was a close affair in the other two matches with Stoneart’s Steve Baker and Lyndon Cheetham taking the spoils with 3-2 wins against Mike Hayler and Ben Peach respectively.

The B league also struggled for players as Sharks were only able to field four players, giving Island Exhausts a walkover at fifth string. The four matches played were competitive, three of them going to four games, but Exhausts ran out 5-0 winners with wins for Josh Green, Dave O’Neill, James Martin and Mark Grace.

Outcasts recorded their first win of the second half of the season with a 4-1 win over Conister Racketeers Pioneers. Liam Quinn, making his debut for Outcasts, had a comfortable win at five. The closest match of the night was between Pat Russell and Andrew Brown with Russell winning 3-2. Other wins for Outcasts came from Mark Henson and Liam Davies, while Rob Boyles played well at first string to take the only win of the night for Racketeers. 

In the C League Dohle Stars and Hansard Racketeers had a close match with Hansard winning 3-2. The tightest match was at fifth string between Nick Hardacre and Daryl Richards, Hardacre taking the win for Dohle in the fifth game as Richards ran out of steam. Racketeers James Leith and Lucy Kerr both had 3-0 wins with teammate Ben Dalglish overcoming David Maddrell in four close games.

Santander International Racketeers Academy, not to be outdone by their stablemates, also won 3-2 in their match against Buchanan and Pitts Misfits. Fraser Dorling, Charlie Beard and Nick Corlett took the wins for Racketeers, with Corlett having four close games with Allan Walkingshaw at five. Andy Dixon had a close match with Andrew Brown at one with Dixon taking the win for Misfits. The other win for Misfits came from Stephen Pitts.

Island Exhaust Vets started well against Jewel Tech Juniors with a 3-0 win for Jimmy Fick over Rania Gomaa but Emma Leith levelled the score for Jewel Tech with a 3-1 win over John Smith. New recruit for Island Exhaust Vets Richard Cretney,just getting back into squash after a long lay off, played Asad Awan and although the games were close Cretney scored a 3-0 win. Lee Loughren beat Clare Townsend 3-0 at two and Les Callow had a five game battle against the ever-improving Beth Jones at one, with Callow eventually wining 3-2.This resulted in an overall 4-1 win for Island Exhausts.

Browne Craine Dragons had a good 4-1 victory over Junior Academy. Mother and son Helen and Alex Cave both had 3-0 victories for Dragons at four and five. Fatheha Essa and Ben Leith had a very close match at three with Leith just winning 15-14 in the fifth game, taking the only win for Juniors. Phil Whittam and Oliver Williams also had a five game battle at one, Whittam taking the win 15-11 in the fifth for Dragons, while Darren Smethurst completed the wins for Dragons 3-1 against Harvey Douglas.