IOMSRA Division C fixtures for Week 10

IOMSRA Division C Fixtures to be played on Tuesday 2nd April and Friday 5th April are –

Tuesday 2nd April – 

Island Exhausts Vets v Dandara Falcons 

Browne Craine Dragons v Hansard Racketeers

Friday 5th April – 

Buchanan & Pitts Misfits  v Dohle Stars 

Jewel Tech Juniors v Junior Academy

For Week 10 the positions in the league after all results for Week 9 have been input are used to determine the final round of matches. The team placed 1 will play the team placed 2, the team placed 3 will play the team placed 4, the team placed 5 will play the team placed 6, the team placed 7 will play the team placed 8 and the team placed 9 will have a Bye. The winning team will be the best placed team from all the teams in the league – so still all to play for!

Division C Champions

Island Exhaust Vets won the Pre-Christmas block of the league. If the winning team for the Post-Christmas block of the league is not Island Exhaust Vets then that team will play Island Exhaust Vets in a C League Final on Tuesday 30th April. If Island Exhaust Vets do manage to win the Post-Christmas block of the league, then they will be the Winners of Division C.

Dohle Stars find form with win over Junior Academy

The Photograph below is of Dohle Stars. The picture shows left to right – Brian Cowley, Nick Hardacre, Antony Bentley Roberts, Eckhard Garbers and Luke Tippett.

Squash A League saw a top of the table clash between EasyGym and Team AON this week as these two teams have been neck and neck most of the season with only 12 points separating them. At number one Dave Norman, fresh from being crowned island champion, won 3-0 for EasyGym. However Team AON won the rest of the match ups. Robin Crease played well to beat Malcolm Levy in five close games while his younger brother Jason won his match 3-1 at third string. Mason McLarney bagelled his opponent in one game of a very convincing 3-0 win and fifth string Chris Cave won to make the match score 4-1 and 167-121 in points.

Cannell Print beat StoneArt 3-2 in the other A League match. At fifth string two B league captains, Dave Freer and Jon Shepherd, had a tremendous tussle with Cannell’s Freer eventually winning 11-9 in the fifth game. Allister Crossley who has struggled to find his form recently, was very impressive in his 3-2 win over Josh Green. Mike Hayler had a good win at three for Cannell but then Hamish Thornton won 3-1 at second string to make the match score 2-2. This left the decider between the number one players Thom Whiteway and Jason Blue. Whiteway won this 3-2 resulting in a 166-137 points win for Cannel Print, who are now just two points behind Easygym. 

The Outcasts secured their number one spot in the B league with a 241-192 victory over the Island Exhausts team. The Exhausts performed well at one and two with Josh Green and Dave O’Neill getting the better of Chris Cave and Liam Davies, O’Neill only just piping Davies 15-14 in the fifth game. The Outcasts levelled it up though when Nathan Quilliam and Mark Henson, both won 3-0 at three and four respectively. The fifth string match would decide it, the battle of the two captains, Peter Ginty of Outcasts and Peter Sharples of the Exhausts. Sharples won the first two games but Ginty showed great determination to take the next three games and the match for the Outcasts.     

Crowe Dragons had a narrow 3-2 win over Sharks in a close encounter. Sharks won at four and five as Alan McNair and debutant Michael Fernandes both had 3-1 victories. At three Dragons Captain Jon Shepherd had a comfortable 3-0 win but the matches at first and second string both went to five games. At one Ben Peach continued his winning run with another victory against Mark Webster-Smith while at second string Oliver Wait and Dave Freer faced each other in a very close match. Wait took the first two games but Freer evened the score and was 12-8 up in the fifth before Wait fought back to win the game 15-14 in dramatic fashion and secure victory for Dragons.

Dohle Stars claimed their second victory since Christmas with a resounding 4-1 defeat of the Junior Academy in the C League. Dohle Stars Pat Russell and Eckhard Garbers both enjoyed 3-0 wins at one and five respectively, while third and fourth string players Dave Maddrell and Nick Hardacre had to work a bit harder for their victories. The Juniors win came from Harvey Douglas, last month’s POM, who seems to be improving with every match. Special mention must also go to Kai Kieran who made his league squash debut and is yet another junior who is showing real promise.

The match between Browne Craine Dragons and Santander Racketeers Academy ended with a Santander victory but only due to the additional 25 bonus points, before these were added the score was 193-181 to the Dragons. Racketeers Nick Corlett and Fraser Dorling both had 3-0 wins as did Dragon’s Michelle Smith and Fatheha Essa. The clash of the number ones produced the best match of the night, Racketeers Andrew Brown and Darren Smethurst. This was a tight match, the lead changing twice before Andy sealed the match in the fifth game.

Buchanan & Pitts Misfits put a depleted Hansard Racketeers to the sword at the NSC on Friday evening. The latter side could only field four players, giving their opponents a 45-point head start from the off. Misfits kicked on and Jay Dernie, Stephen Pitts and skipper Andy Dixon wrapped up a 4-1, 246/159 win for their side. Matt Corlett battled from two games down to beat John Watterson 3-2 and clinch the gallant Racketeers only success of the night.

Dandara Falcons had a narrow victory over the continually improving Jewel Tech Juniors. Falcons Kale Combes and Vusimbe Zivave both had to fight hard for their wins at fifth and fourth string respectively, the latter coming back from 2-1 down to win in five games against Clare Townsend. Jon Cox returning form injury struggled to find his previous form and lost 3-0 to Emma Leith, while Simon Jones battled hard to beat Amaline Batty at two. The match of the night was between Ian Barnes and Carl Albright at one, with some great tight squash on show in very close games, Albright just winning 15-12 in the fifth for Jewel Tech. 

IOMSRA Division A fixtures for Week 10

IOMSRA Division A Fixtures to be played on Monday 1st April are  –

Team AON v Cannell Print

EasyGym v StoneArt

For Week 10 the positions in the league after all results for Week 9 have been input determine the final round of matches. The team placed 1 will play the team placed 2, the team placed 3 will play the team placed 4. The winning team will be the best placed team from the all the teams in the league after the Week 10 fixtures have been completed – so still all to play for!

It is very close, see the Division A League Table below –

Division A Champions

EasyGym won the Pre-Christmas block of the league. If the winning team for the Post-Christmas block of the league is not EasyGym then that team will play EasyGym in an A League Final on Monday 29th April. If EasyGym do manage to win the Post-Christmas block of the league, then they will be the Winners of Division A.

 

 

Conister Racketeers Pioneers Narrowly Lose to Title Contenders

Conister Racketeers Pioneers are pictured below. They are left to right – Dean Sowerby, Andy Dalrymple, Rob Boyles, Marc Taggert and Barry Irvine.

EasyGym advanced their chances of winning the league with a hard fought 3-2 victory over StoneArt. EasyGym had wins at three through Rob Boyles and five courtesy of Dave O’Neill fresh from his debut for the Merseyside Over 60s team, but both these matches were close 3-1 battles. StoneArt hit back with wins at two and four for Hamish Thornton and Douglas Jacobsson who is finding his form just in time for the IOM Championships. At 2-2 it was down to the number one players to decide the match and EasyGym’s Dave Norman wrapped it up with a convincing 3-0 win.

Continue reading “Conister Racketeers Pioneers Narrowly Lose to Title Contenders”

Outcasts Beat Crowe Dragons to Take Top Spot in Division B

The Team photograph below is of Santander Racketeers Academy.
Back Row, Left to Right – Alan Workman, Allan Bashforth, Steven Wright and Nick Corlett. Front Row, Left to Right – Andrew Brown and Charlie Beard 

 

The A league this week saw a close match between StoneArt and Team AON. AON took a 2-0 lead after the first two matches with Mason McLarney and Chris Cave both winning 3-1. However Stoneart’s Hamish Thornton and Lyndon Cheetham made the match score 2-2, with Lyndon Cheetham having a particularly hard fought five games against Nathan Quilliam. It was then up to the number one players, Jason Blue and Robin Crease, to determine the match winners. Jason Blue eventually took the spoils with a 3-0 win, taking the match for Stoneart.

Continue reading “Outcasts Beat Crowe Dragons to Take Top Spot in Division B”