Five Clubs double up in PSL Round Two

PSL Round Two, Tue 16th Oct 2012:

After two rounds of Premier League action, Duffield, Oxford, Nottingham, Exeter and Chichester are still unbeaten …

Group A: Duffield, Oxford and Nottingham keep the wins coming …

The second round of PSL action saw Nottingham, Duffield and Oxford, all winners in the opening round, take to the road against three home teams looking for their first win – and all three came away with the spoils

Jenny Duncalf put Chapel A ahead with a 3-1 win over training partner Lisa Aitken, but Ollie Holland levelled for Nottingham and Lewis Walters put the visitors ahead. Home skipper Simon Parke found himself embroiled in some marathon rallies with Mark Fuller, eventually winning 3-2 in 76 minutes to take the match into a decider. Well after all the other matches had finished, Eddie Charlton wrapped up a second successive win for Nottingham (2-3, 8-17).

At PontefractDuffield quickly went 2-0 up with wins from Laura Massaro and Chris Fuller, a lead which was just as quickly doubled by Aqeel Rehman and Andy Whipp, and despite a last-ditch effort by Harinder Pal Sandhu, Joel Hinds made it a clean sweep for the visitors (0-5, 2-20).

Birmingham hosted Oxford, who took the early lead through Madeline Perry and Richard Birks, but wins for Chris’ Tasker and Ryder took it to a decider. Ben Coleman was the hero of the hour, his 3-2 win over Nathan Lake giving Oxford a precious away win (2-3, 9-15).

CHAPEL ALLERTON 2-3 MB NOTTINGHAM
Dylan Bennett 1-3 Eddie Charlton  8-11, 11-7 , 7-11, 8-11
James Earles 0-3 Lewis Walters 6-11, 6-11, 6-11
Simon Parke 3-2 Mark Fuller  10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4
Matt Sidaway 1-3 Ollie Holland 11-7, 8-11, 411, 8-11
Jenny Duncalf 3-1 Lisa Aitken   11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 11-7

AJP PONTEFRACT 0-5 BENZ-BAVARIAN DUFFIELD
Harinder Pal Sandhu 2-3  Joel Hinds 9-11, 11-5, 9-11, 16-14, 7-11
Lee Beachill 0-3 Andy Whipp 7-11, 7-11, 12-14
Alex Hodgetts  0-3  Chris Fuller 10-12, 4-11, 6-11
Taminder Gata-Aura 0-3 Aqeel Rehman 4-11, 8-11, 7-11
Sarah Kippax 0-3  Laura Massaro 6-11, 5-11, 5-11

UNIVERSITY of BIRMINGHAM 2-3 OXFORD H&R
Chris Ryder 3-0 Scott Handley  11-9, 11-5, 11-6
Nathan Lake  2-3 Ben Coleman 11-8, 9-11, 10-12, 11-3, 3-11
Chris Truswell  1-3 Richard Birks 11-5, 10-12, 4-11, 7-11
Chris Tasker 3-1 Kristen Johnson 10-12, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
Sarah-Jane Perry  0-3 Madeline Perry 13-15, 8-11, 9-11

Positions: Duffield W2 37pts, Oxford W2 35pts, Nottingham W2 31pts, Birmingham W0 18pts, Chapel A W0 14pts, Pontefract W0 4pts

Group B: Chichester & Exeter shine on …

In group B it was Exeter Diamonds who notched up the first win of the night – and their second in a row – going 3-0 up over St George’s with wins from Natalie Grinham, Mike Harris and Tim Vail to leave the two-time finalists without a win and ultimately going home on the back of a heavy defeat (5-0, 20-2)

Reigning champions Surrey were at home to Chichester, and with both teams unbeaten something had to give. Alison Waters and Richie Fallows put the home side 2-0 up, but Anthony Graham and then Alex Gough with a 3-2 win over Steve London, set up the decider in which Jon Kemp eased past Davide Bianchettin to give Chichester the spoils (2-3, 9-14)

Another decider was needed at Winchester, where the home team and visitors Bristol were both looking for a first win. Home number one Stacy Ross gave Winchester the win with a 3-1 victory over Arthur Gaskin (3-2, 16-9).

WINCHESTER R&F 3-2 UWE BRISTOL
Stacey Ross 3-1 Arthur Gaskin  4-11 11-7 18-16 11-6
Robert Downer 0-3 David Evans 7-11, 3-11, 9-11
Scott Fitzgerald 3-0 Tom Ford  13-11, 11-2, 11-6
Tristan Eysele 3-2 David Haley  11-6, 9-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5
Catherine Finlayson 2-3 Kip Quiney 11-5, 5-11, 11-8, 6-11, 5-11

INTEGRITY SURREY H&R 2-3 TEAM CHICHESTER
Davide Bianchetti 0-3 Jon Kemp 7-11, 13-15, 8-11
Tim Garner 1-3 Anthony Graham 9-11, 6-11, 12-10, 4-11
Steve London 2-3 Alex Gough 8-11, 3-11, 11-3, 11-6, 8-11
Richie Fallows 3-0 Alex Ingham  12-10, 11-9, 12-10
Alison Waters 3-0 Lauren Briggs   11-2, 11-6, 11-5

EXETER DIAMONDS 5-0 TWP St GEORGE’S HILL
Joey Barrington 3-0 Stephen Meads  11-5, 11-2, 11-2 (26m)
Tim Vail 3-0 James Simpson  11-7, 11-5, 11-4 (26m)
Tom Pashley 3-1 Phil Nightingale  13-11, 11-2, 8-11, 11-3 (42m)
Mike Harris 3-1 Jamie Wilde  11-6,  7-11, 11-4,  11-5 (36m)
Natalie Grinham 3-0 Dominique Lloyd-Walter  11-3, 11-6, 11-7 (19m)

Positions: Exeter W2  37pts, Chichester W2 34pts, Surrey W1 27pts, Winchester W1 19pts, Bristol W0 18pts, St George’s W0 8pts

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