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19 Oct 2017

On Monday of week 3 A league team X StoneArt capitalised on Team AON being without their number 1 through injury and gained their first win of the season. It was a close match with 2 of the 3 matches going the full distance. Alistair Crossley held his nerve to narrowly defeat Mason McLarney 15-14 in the fifth game. It was a similar story for Calum Baker who got his first win in Division A by beating Liam Davies 3-2.

First up in the International Divers versus e-Cerebro match were Rob Colquitt and Ian Shirley who provided the best technical squash of the night but the additional speed and movement of Rob Colquitt proved too strong. Richard Corlett hung on with failing knees in a hard fought game that saw Ben Peach a rising star work the experienced and higher ranked player. E-cerbro were now 4-0 down but Ashley Sandyford-Sykes was able to secure some points for his team with a 3-0 win against the out of form Divers captain.

The Sharks maintained their undefeated record in Division B with a very hard fought 3-2 win over the Outcasts. The stand out performer for the Outcasts was Mark Henson who maintained his unbeaten record this season with a good 3-0 win over Mike O’Brien. Terry Holt played his first match of the season for the Sharks and got a creditable 3-0 win over the relentless Phil Shaw.

Island Exhausts managed to field  a much stronger team on Thursday when they played Conister Racketeers Pioneers and gained a good 4-1 win. Dave O’Neill playing in his first match of the season beat Marc Taggert convincingly in 3 games. The sole winner for the Racketeers was Calum Baker with a good 3-1 win over the experienced Peter Sharples.

The C league saw a close match between Browne Craine Dragons and Dandara Falcons. At four Richard Creer took on Fiona Baker in a very even contest with Richard coming out on top 3-1. Michelle Smith vs Jon Cox at two proved to be a fairly even contest also with Jon made to work for his 3-0 win. The match of the night was Helen Cave for the Dragons against Aidan McCusker with Aidan overcoming his opponent in the fifth game 15-12, which proved ultimately to be the match that won it for the Falcons.

Buchanan and Pitts Misfits dominated against Racketeers Academy winning 4-1, although Academy captain Andrew Brown managed to keep up his winning streak for this current season.

JuniorAcademy versus Dohle Stars was a great match all round with the juniors unlucky to lose 2-3. Oliver Wait continued his magnificent start by playing some brilliant squash and maintaining his 100% record in his debut season in the C league. Match of the night went to the 'old guard' Carl Albright taking on fellow junior academy coach in Richard Webster, with Carl just coming out on top.

Jewel Tech Ladies won their first match of the C League season on Friday as they edged past fellow stragglers Hansard Racketeers 3-2. Lucy Kerr and Matt Corlett won both their games at one and two for the Racketeers, but the fixture's turning point came at three where Amaline Batty battled from two games down against Andy Dalrymple to win 3-2. That left four and five Rebecca Keeley and Emma Leith to mop up the victory with wins at four and five respectively.

Full details of all match results and the current state of the league tables can be found at the IOMSRA Website. The Website address is - `and match results and league tables can be found under ‘SENIORS’ then ‘Leagues & Tournaments’.
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The featured photo shows the Buchannan and Pitts Misfits team. Left to Right they are - John Watterson, Andy Dixon (captain), Stephen Pitts, Mr Buchannan (sponsor), Terry Holt, Courtney Giroldini, Alan Walkingshaw and Jay Dernie.