Island Tyres and Exhausts return to winning ways

Island Tyres and Exhausts return to winning ways

A league team Cannell Print came away with maximum points in their match against Argosy Allstars. Ben Peach, Oliver Wait and Thom Whiteway all secured 3-0 wins against their respective opponents while Joshua Green lost the first game to Paul Barnett but came back to win the next three. Alan Macnair plays for the Sharks in the B league, but has recently started guesting up a division for Cannell Print and is proving to be a good signing as he won his match 3-1 to ensure a maximum points victory for his team.

Team AON found themselves at the top of the table after a 4-1 win over Crazies. Chris Cave and Dafydd Lewis got AON off to a good start with 3-0 and 3-1 wins respectively. Then at third string teammate Mason McLarney started well to go 2-0 up only to see Mark Webster Smith fight back to level at  2-2. McLarney radically reduced his error count to take the fifth game in style 11-1. Crazies James Ramsey continues to improve his performances and took Jason Crease, a player ranked much higher than him to five games, but Crease came back from 2-1 down to take the fourth win of the night for AON. Crazies very own ‘Captain Fantastic’ Ashley Sandyford Sykes hasn’t lost a match this season and took the only win for his team with a 3-1 result over AON captain Robin Crease.

The Racketeers Pioneers came close to claiming an elusive first B League win of the season on Monday when they narrowly lost to Island Tyres and Exhausts. The Pioneers actually triumphed 187/181 on points thanks to convincing wins for James Leith and Fraser Dorling, but lost 3-2 on games to hand their opponents the bonus 25 points. Shaun Wyllie and Exhausts’ skipper Magnus Lamprecht secured 3-0 victories for their side at first and third string respectively. What turned out to be the deciding match took place at second string where Marc Taggart and Richard Cretney enjoyed a five-game tussle, the latter Exhausts’ man coming back from 2-1 down to triumph 2-3 and secure the spoils. Island Tyres and Exhausts won their first three matches this season but lost the next three. In winning this seventh match, they have returned to winning ways.

It was a close match between the Outcasts and Argosy Juniors with the Outcasts winning 3-2. At the top and bottom of the playing order Junior players Olly Wait and Harvey Douglas each had good 3-1 wins over Angus Hopkinson and Pat Russell. However Outcasts took the middle order matches with Liam Davies and Mark Henson gaining straightforward 3-0 wins over Ben Leith and Isaac Quayle. Chris Cave sealed the win for Outcasts with a 3-1 win over Christian Webster, but this was the tightest match of the night with the final points score ending 45-42.

The Sharks kept the pressure on league leaders Outcasts with a maximum points 5-0 win over Crowe Dragons. The tie started off with a very close match between Greg Ansara and Beth Jones, with Jones winning the first two games but Ansara digging deep to win the next three. The Sharks middle order trio of Alan Macnair Dave O’Neill and skipper Dave Freer dispatched their opponents with 3-0 victories. Sharks number one Douglas Jacobsson dropped just one game in his victory over Dave Hedley leading to an overall match result of 250-143.

In the C league Buchanan & Pitts Misfits were without their number one player when they played table toppers Island Exhaust Vets which inevitably put the team under pressure from the start with everyone having to play up. Both Gerrit Du Toit and Les Callow raced to quick wins over their far less experienced opponents but from then on it became far more competitive. Ian Sheard had to work hard to beat a determined Jay Dernie in straight sets. At the top of the order both Peter Sharples and Mark Stratford lost their opening games but once they got into their matches both these Vets players made their experience count by moving their opponents all around the court. In the end it was a surprise that Island Exhaust Vets were able to achieve a maximum points win against a determined Buchanan & Pitts Misfits.

Santander Academy Racketeers had a good 4-1 win over Chrystals Junior Academy. The matches were closest at the top of the order where, at first string, Emma Leith and Andrew Brown enjoyed four long and intense games, with Brown eventually wining 3-1. At second string Leighton Ginty and Fraser Dorling were so closely matched in all aspects of the game it made for a very entertaining match with Dorling just taking the fifth of five high scoring games. Junior Amaline Batty took the only win for her team beating Harry Douthwaite 3-0 at third string while at four and five Allan Bashforth and Charlie Beard took 3-0 wins for Racketeers.

Outcasts Dragons secured second spot in the C league despite only being able to field four players in their match against Hansard Racketeers. The Dragons top two players Darren Smethurst and Stuart Highy both won 3-0. However the Racketeers had a walkover at five and Racketeer Tom Burrows just snatched a 3-2 victory from Andy McLarney winning 15-14 in the last game. So the bonus points were determined when Dragon Chloe Corrigan managed to get the better of Daryl Richards winning 3-2. When the match finished the points score was 204-200 in the Dragons favour.

The Team photo above shows the Island Tyres & Exhausts team. Main picture left to right – Richard Cretney, Shaun Wyllie, Magnus Lamprecht (captain) and Damien Loughrey. Inserted pictures (top row) left to right – Liam Townsend, Phil Butler and Peter Sharples.


IOMSRA Division C Fixtures – Weeks 8 to 10

IOMSRA Division C Fixtures – Weeks 8 to 10

I have sorted out the IOMSRA Division C Fixtures for Weeks 8 to 10 and they will appear on the ‘LeagueMaster’ system in the very near future. The Division C winner will be the highest placed team out of – Island Exhausts Vets,  Outcasts Dragons, Buchanan & Pitts Misfits and Santander Racketeers Academy.

You can download the full fixture list on the attached PDF file –

Fixtures C League 2020-21 AUTUMN 1st half – 7 teams – Weeks 8 to 10 MATCHES

You can also see the fixtures for weeks 8 to 10 on the graphic below –



Team AON advance in A league

Team AON advance in A league

Argosy Allstars were left still seeking their first win of the season as team AON beat them 4-1 in their A league match. AON’s top two,Pat Fitzpatrick and Jason Crease, wasted no time in achieving 3-0 results while at third string Mason McLarney had a real battle with Rob Boyles eventually winning 3-2 for AON. At number 5 Chris Cave dropped the first game to Allstar Dave Hedley but fought back well to take the next three. The Allstars only winner on the night was Steve Morley who seems to be developing a game plan of taking the match to 5 games.

Cannell Print failed to break StoneArt’s unbeaten run as StoneArt came out on top as 4-1 winners of the match. StoneArt’s Hamish Thornton and Angus Hopkinson both won without dropping a game as did Cannell’s Oliver Wait. The match between Rob Colquitt and Lyndon Cheetham was a close encounter but Cheetham managed to get the important points to come out a 3-1 winner. StoneArt’s Jason Blue is relocating to Manchester at the end of the month so was in determined mood in his final match for his team, ending his tenure at the top of the StoneArt playing order with a 3-1 win.

A strong Sharks side outplayed the Island Tyres and Exhausts proving they are serious title contenders for this years B league title. Greg Ansara came back from losing the first game to win 3-1 for Sharks at five, while his team-mates Dave Freer and Alan Macnair both won 3-0. The other two matches were very close, both going to five games, however Sharks eventually came away with maximum points as Magnus Lamprecht and Douglas Jacobsson beat David O’Neill and Shaun Wylie respectively in two close fought battles.

Argosy Juniors had a great result over Racketeers Pioneers. Isaac Quayle, Emma Leith, Christian Webster and Oliver Wait dispatched they opponents in straight games playing great attacking squash and having too much athleticism for the Racketeers players. The Racketeers sole win was through Marc Taggart who got revenge on Ben Leith who had beaten him last time they met. Argosy Juniors won 4-1 in matches and 235-186 in points.

Outcasts maintained their winning record with a 4-1 win over Crowe Dragons. Outcasts middle order players Chis Cave, Liam Davies and Mark Henson all won with Davies the only one to drop a game. The Dragons success came through Julien Uzzell who had three very close games with Pat Russell but managed to win the vital points, their points score was 45-40 which shows how evenly matched these two players are. The closest duel of this match was between Angus Hopkinson and Dragon James Martin. The ranking points of these players suggested the match would be close and it certainly was but on this occasion Hopkinson got the win in five very tight games.

In the C league Island Exhaust Vets managed to maintain their unbeaten run against a determined Outcasts team coming away with maximum points. Ian Sheard dropped the only game of the night against a very determined Andy McLarney who played plenty of good drop shots and ran Ian close in each of the other games. Gerrit du Toit, Les Callow, and Peter Sharples all won 3-0 as did Mark Stratford when his opponent unfortunately had to retire injured at the end of the second game

The Falcons lost 3-2 to Chrystal’s Junior Academy in a close match. The Falcons top player Julien Uzzell won in three straight games against Beth Jones and Sarah Simpson at number five continued her winning streak beating Callum Larkin 3-0. However the juniors middle order players all produced good results with Amaline Batty, Leighton Ginty and Emma Leith all getting wins for the juniors.

Santander Racketeers Academy hosted their sister team Hansard Racketeers in a very close battle at the NSC courts. Hansard Racketeers collected more points (215) than their opposition (208) though the Santander Racketeers won 4 of the 5 matches and collected the bonus 25 points in order to take the overall victory. Santander’s much improved Andrew Brown won 3-1 but his teammates Fraser Dorling, Harry Douthwaite and Martin Greenwood all worked harder for their 3-2 wins. Hansards only winner was captain Steven Wright who had a convincing 3-0 win.

The Team photo above features Team AON. Back row – left to right – Jason Crease, Chris Cave, Pat Fitzpatrick and Robin Crease (Captain). Front row – left to right – Mason McLarney, Liam Davis and Dafydd Lewis 


Outcasts Outclass Opponents to remain undefeated in Division B

Outcasts Outclass Opponents to remain undefeated in Division B

StoneArt maintained their undefeated record in the division A as we reach the half-way point in the league calendar. Their match against AON commenced in the lower order where Angus Hopkinson and Lyndon Cheetham put StoneArt into a 2-0 lead with 3-1 victories over their respective opponents. Hamish Thornton took the third win for StoneArt with a 3-1 victory against Jason Crease while Mason McLarney took the only victory for AON. The match of the night was between the top players, StoneArts Jason Blue and AON’s Pat Fitzpatrick. Blue started well taking the first game but went on to lose the next two as Fitzpatrick settled into the match. However Blue stepped up and took the next two games to win the match resulting in an overall 4-1 victory for StoneArt. 

Crazies claimed their first win of the season with a 5-0 victory over Argosy Allstars. Crazies Mark Webster-Smith won 3-0 while team-mates James Ramsey and Dave Freer each dropped a game on the way to their wins. Steve Morley almost got the Allstars only victory but in the end just lost to Mike Hayler 3-2 in a close match with an 11-10 scoreline in the fifth and final game. The other 3-2 match was between Island players Ashley Sandyford-Sykes and Malcolm Levy. Levy started well to go 2-0 up but the determined Ash fought back to claim the match 11-4 in the fifth.  

Outcasts continued their unbeaten run in the B league with a good 4-1 win over Island Tyres and Exhausts. Mark Henson, Peter Ginty and Liam Davies got the evening rolling with 3-0 wins over Pete Sharples, Ian Sheard and Magnus Lamprecht. At two Chris Cave won his first game comfortably 15-4 against Richard Cretney, but Richard tied 1-1 with a close 15-14 game forcing Chris to work harder to win the last 2 games. Shaun Wyllie pulled one match back for Exhausts with a 3-0 win over Angus Hopkinson.

It was a comfortable victory for Argosy Junior Academy over Crowe Dragons. The juniors continued to show improvement against a makeshift Dragons team who struggled to field a competitive team due to sickness and injury. The first encounter saw Beth Jones play Harvey Douglas in what turned out to be the match of the night. Both players played some tight squash, with Douglas eventually taking the match in the fifth game. In the next match, Fatheha Essa guested up for the Dragons and put in a spirited performance against her higher ranked opponent Isaac Quayle, eventually losing 3-0. Ben Leith’s energy and shot selection proved too much for Julien Uzzell with Ben winning 3-1. First and second seed matches both ended 3-0 in favour of the Juniors who ended the night with a 5-0 win.

The match between the Sharks and the Racketeers Pioneers was a very tight affair as can be seen by the points result, 235-212.  Racketeers actually won more individual points but Sharks ended up winning the match by taking four of the five matches through Douglas Jacobsson, Dave O’Neill, Dave Freer and Greg Ansara. The individual matches were close with only one being less than four games but overall the result was a good win for Sharks who faced significant resistance from the Racketeers.

Hansard Racketeers came perilously close to calming their first victory of the C League season on Tuesday but the Falcons ultimately netted the decisive 25 bonus points with the final shot of a ding-dong, five-game battle between number ones Matt Corlett and Julien Uzzell. The latter triumphing 15/14 in the deciding game. All of the match’s individual ties were hard-fought, Dave Johnson and Tom Burrows winning at four and five for the Racketeers. Phil Butler then battled back from two games down to beat Lucy Kerr 3-2 to get Falcons on the board. Lewi Long and Julien Uzzell then wrapped up the Falcons’ third win of the term.

Chrystals Junior Academy hosted Buchanan & Pitts Misfits and with four matches going to four games it was a close night. At number one Emma Leith played brilliantly to take a game off of the very powerful Mark Henson, however his pace was just too much with Mark finishing 3-1. At two Leighton Ginty took the win for the juniors as his very impressive court coverage proved too energetic for the Misfits’ Andy Dixon. The juniors other win of the night came from Amaline Batty who kept the ball low and tight, out of the long reach of Terry Holt. Callum Larkin put up a good fight against Jay Dernie in four very close games but Dernie’s power prevailed as he took the win for Misfits. At five, with some great and lengthy rallies, Elliot Henson won 3-0 against a determined young Harrison Callow to give the Misfits the final bonus points with three match wins. 

Outcasts Dragons had a whitewash victory against Santander Racketeers Academy. Fraser Dorling and Martin Greenwood provided most resistance for the Racketeers taking one game each from Stuart Highy and Chloe Corrigan. Dragons Phil Whittam, Andy McLarney and Fatheha Essa all managed 3-0 victories against Harry Douthwaite, Allan Bashforth and Charlie Beard respectively. Outcast Dragons remain title contenders having dropped only 48 points to date.   

The Outcasts Team is pictured above. They are from left to right – Chris Cave, Angus Hopkinson, Liam Davies, Mark Henson and Peter Ginty (Captain)



Sharks put in Killer performance to Finish with Maximum Points

Sharks put in Killer performance to Finish with Maximum Points

Table toppers Cannell Print took on the Crazies in the A league last week, winning 4-1. Josh Green and Ben Peach both secured 3-0 wins continuing their recent strong form for the printers. Youngster Oliver Wait took on Mike Hayler of the Crazies and after taking the first game the second was a tighter affair but Wait pulled through taking it 19-17 and kept the momentum going to win 3-0. Crazies captain Ashley Sandyford-Sykes took the only win for his team 3-1. Last on was the returning duo of Rob Colquitt, fresh from an injury layoff, and David Freer, released from quarantine. Dave’s hard hitting game seemed too much for Rob in the first two games, but a change of tactic saw Rob pull the match back to 2-2. The decider saw Rob pull out a healthy lead which in the end Dave was unable to pull back.

StoneArt maintained their unbeaten record with a 3-2 win over Argosy Allstars. StoneArts’ triumphant trio were the experienced Hamish Thornton, the energetic Toby Woolard and enigmatic Lyndon Cheetham who all won 3-0. Argosy Allstars victories came through Malcolm Levy 3-0 and Rob Boyles who dropped just one game on his way to a 3-1 win over his higher ranked opponent.

In the B league Island Tyres and Exhausts had a tough evening on court losing four out of five matches against a determined Crowe Dragons team. First up was promising newcomer Phil Butler who lost 3-0 to the more experienced Beth Jones despite some good rallies. Peter Sharples took the first game against in-form Dragon Darren Smethurst but went on to lose 3-1. Rich Cretney and Shaun Wylie both played good squash and battled hard against Dave Hedley and James Martin respectively but went down 3-0. The only win for Exhausts came from Magnus Lamprecht who beat Mark Grace 3-0.

A makeshift Racketeers Pioneers were on the receiving end of a heavy defeat at the hands of Outcasts last week. Missing, two of their usual top three, the Racketeers were well beaten in the B League encounter 250/125, 5-0. Wrapping up the convincing victory for their side were Angus Hopkinson, Chris Cave, Liam Davies, Mark Henson and skipper Peter Ginty.

Sharks were just that little bit too strong and experienced for Argosy Junior Academy resulting in a 5-0 win. However the points score of 250-164 showed that the games were competitive with the Juniors putting up a strong fight in all matches. Harvey Douglas was the only junior to win a game, taking the third in his match against Dave O’Neill. Douglas Jacobsson, Alan Macnair, Dave Freer and Greg Ansara all had 3-0 wins for Sharks.

In the C league Outcast Dragons beat Chrystal JuniorAcademy 4-1. Juniors youngest player, Harrison Callow, continues to improve and gave a good account of himself despite losing 3-0 to Chloe Corrigan. Calum Larkin maintained his season’s good form in defeating Dragon’s Fatheha Essa 3-1 at fourth string with his drop shots proving to be the deciding factor in this encounter. Phil Whittam beat Amaline Batty 3-0 at second string and the match of the night was between Leighton Ginty and Dragon’s captain Stuart Highy.  Although Highy won 3-0 all three games were very close and featured some spectacular, lengthy rallies.

Island Exhaust Vets had to work really hard to hold on to their unbeaten record in a well fought and close match with Santander Academy Racketeers. Vets got off to the worst possible start at number 1 where Racketeer Andrew Brown’s court coverage and dominance of the T meant that Mark Stratford could not establish himself in the match and lost 3-0. Unfortunately for Racketeers that was their only win of the night as Ian Sheard, Les Callow and Gerrit du Toit all took the spoils for Exhausts in the lower order games. The match of the night was undoubtedly at number 2 with Peter Sharples having to play his best team squash of the season to beat Fraser Dorling with some excellent rallies.

Buchanan & Pitts Misfits went down for their first loss of the season against Falcons who claimed their first win. John Watterson got Misfits off to a good start winning 3-1 against Phil Butler in what turned out to be the longest match of the night. The other matches were all over in three games. At number one Mark Henson had an excellent game against Julian Uzzell taking a second win for Misfits. However Falcons players Lewi Long, Vicky Watterson and Jon Cox beat Andy Dixon, Stephen Pitts and Chris Gledhill respectively to secure the match for Falcons 232-172.

The Sharks Team is pictured above. They are from left to right – Alan Macnair, Douglas Jacobsson, Dave Freer (Captain), Dave O’Neill and Greg Ansara.