Heywood side win title
IN the final round of the inaugural Norfolk Junior Squash League, Heywood Sports and Racket Club, Diss, were looking to clinch the Division One title at their home club.
IN the final round of the inaugural Norfolk Junior Squash League, Heywood Sports and Racket Club, Diss, were looking to clinch the Division One title at their home club. But they faced stiff opposition from EAT&SC Norwich, who were also in with a chance of the league win, and the combined Bannatynes/Cromer team.
Bannatynes' guest player Alex Oliver caused Daniel Betts some problems with his unorthodox style, before errors allowed Daniel to claim the first match 3-0.
Another Bannatynes guest Laurie Lacey-Hastings fared better in the fourth string match against Alex Brown, and recovered well from 0-1 to win 3-1, and square the tie.
Norfolk team- mates Jack Bell (Diss) and Alex Foster (Cromer) continued their rivalry. Jack was able to gain his team's second 3-0 win.
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Meanwhile, Jordan Creed (Bannatynes) was able to give the more experienced Andrew Whiting (Diss) a great run for his money in the deciding match. Andrew recovered from 5-8 in the first game, to win 10-9, saving two game points in the process.
He was then able to ease through the second 9-0 before Jordan dug deep to take the third 9-7. With Jordan having virtually ran himself ragged, Andrew was then able to take advantage to clinch the match 3-1, to win the tie 14-4.
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EAT&SC required a big win against Bannatynes/Cromer to stay in contention. The final match score was EAT&SC 10, Bannatynes/Cromer 9.
The league title was now out of reach for the Norwich club as they were 17 points behind Heywood Sports with only 16 points available to play for in the final fixture.
Daniel Betts and Lewis Davy turned in confident 3-0 wins over Tom Morris and Tom Belshaw to confirm their impressive league win. Luke Perry and James Cultien conceded their matches to prevent further injury but not before James had recorded the first game against Jack Bell to prevent a whitewash. Final match score: Heywood Sports, Diss 16, EAT&SC 1.