Report on IOMSRA AGM held on Friday 14th June 2019

At the IOMSRA AGM on Friday 14th June 2019 the Committee was elected for the 2019-2020 season, they are shown below –  

The Squash Calendar for the 2019-2020 season was also agreed along with some changes to the rules and the constitution. 

Players will be contacted at the beginning of August 2019 and asked to submit teams for the 2019-2020 season which will start at the beginning of September 2019.

IOMSRA Team Captains meeting

We had a IOMSRA Captains Meeting on Wednesday 15th May at the Woody Pub, during the meeting a few decisions were made that will effect next season.

1.Match Nights 

It was decided that we would swap the match nights for the A and the B league. So next season A league matches will be played on a Thursday and B league matches will be played on a Monday.

2.C league matches

We have decided to play 3 matches on a Tuesday night as Friday night is such an unpopular night for matches.

3.Scoring system

This will remain the same with one small change for the A league, at 10-10 the game will continue until a player has won by 2 clear points. the score will be entered as 11-10 to the winner though. 

EasyGym ease to victory over Cannell Print in League A Final

On Monday night last week EasyGym met Cannell Print to decide who would win this seasons League A Title. These teams qualified for the final by virtue of winning the league during the Autumn block of fixtures before Christmas in the case of EasyGym and the Winter block of fixtures after Christmas in the case of Cannell Print.

The match started with EasyGym and Island number one Dave Norman taking on Island captain Thomas Whiteway. The first game went to Norman 11-8, but then Whiteway took the next game by the same score. Norman went on to win the next two games convincingly taking the match 3-1. 

On the opposite court we had the youth of Cannell Print’s Oliver Wait taking on the experienced Dave Hedley. The games were all close with the players taking it in turns to win making the score 2-2, but the eventual game was 11-8 to Wait, making it 1-1 in matches. 

Joshua Green was next on against EasyGym’s Rob Boyles. Green only started playing league squash this season and his improvement has been quite remarkable. He is a very accomplished badminton player whose athleticism lends itself to squash and he took the match 3-1.

EasyGym captain Paul Barnett took on Ben Peach, another vastly improved player. Barnett took this encounter in three straight games 11-8, 11-10, 11-10 with his experience really showing when it came to the vital points. So the match score became 2-2.

The final and deciding match was Cannell Print’s Mike Hayler against Malcolm Levy. Levy was in no mood for a marathon against iron-man Hayler and made full use of his shot making skills to take the match in three very quick games. In winning the encounter he ensured that the League A title for the season went to EasyGym. 

The EasyGym squad is pictured above from Left to Right – Malcolm Levy, Rob Boyles, Steve Morley, Paul Barnett, Dave Hedley, Peter Ferguson and Dave Norman  

Congratulations to Island Exhausts Vets on becoming IOMSRA Division C Winners

The final round of IOMSRA Division C Fixtures was played on Friday 5th April resulting in the Island Exhaust Vets becoming the winners of the C League. The team is pictured above and is back row from left to right – Phil Shaw, Ian Sheard (Captain) and Peter Sharples. Front row left to right – Jimmy Fick and Lee Loughren. 

Division C has been very close since Christmas as the final placings in the table below shows – 

Division C Champions –

Island Exhaust Vets won the pre-Christmas block of the league fixtures and Island Exhaust Vets also won the post-Christmas block therefore as they won both these blocks they are the undisputed IOMSRA Division C winners. The is no need for a C league final to be played.