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Diss in heavyweight clash

PUBLISHED: 17:35 08 July 2010 | UPDATED: 20:24 01 August 2010

DISS Squash Club's first team hosted Barnham Broom in a heavyweight Division One clash.

Diss had the luxury of retaining the same side that had a losing draw last week away at Broadlands with Tom Bobbins, Dan Calver, Jack Bell and Alex Williams with Neil Cross still unavailable.

DISS Squash Club's first team hosted Barnham Broom in a heavyweight Division One clash.

Diss had the luxury of retaining the same side that had a losing draw last week away at Broadlands with Tom Bobbins, Dan Calver, Jack Bell and Alex Williams with Neil Cross still unavailable.

Alex Williams started well and in no time was 2-0 up against Vince Somers a more experienced and travelled player.

Vince then took the third game 9-1 with some lucky breaks and a few mistakes from Williams, even after the disaster of the last game Williams then picked himself up to go on and win the fourth game 9-7 and end the titanic clash.

Jack Bell then came onto court looking fresh as a daisy after a run of eight wins and no defeats and he wasn't about to let up in this encounter.

Bell took the first two games with ease, winning 9-3 and 9-5 respectively.

Then Bell seemed to go off into a dream land and let his opponent back into the match, losing the next two games.

After an inspirational team talk and friendly advice from coach Betts, Bell was back to his best taking the last game 9-6, leaving Diss in a promising position to win the match.

This then left the top two Diss pairing of Calver and Bobbins to gain the last three games needed for the aggregate win.

Calver looked good in the warm-up, hitting some delicious shots, but when it came to the match he failed to show any promise with a poor display losing 3-0.

Bobbins, on the other hand, had a mountain to climb as he faced Norfolk closed semi-finalist and Suffolk team-mate Tim Allenden.

Allenden was quick out of the blocks taking the first game 9-1 and looked to set the pace of the match with some dreamy squash.

But Bobbins never gave up with a dogged attitude and a herculean effort took the next game 10-8, before being taught a lesson by his superior Allenden, who took the next two games 9-0, 9-2 to claim the match and the win for Barnham Broom

13-7 overall.

Next Monday Diss host East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, with a start time of 7.40pm.


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