Young squash players moved up

SQUASH: Following an adjustment of ranking in the first team to move improving young players higher in the playing order, Fakenham Squash Club's team lost narrowly at Cromer by three matches to two.

But they reversed matters the following week playing at home against Potters seconds, this time winning 3-2.

Against local rivals Cromer, Adam Sinkins won comfortably 3-0 playing at the top of the order, as did Fakenham's experienced captain Bruce Bushell.

But Liam Brett, young Alex Oliver and Ian Raisbury all lost, mustering only one game between them against their respective opponents.

Fakenham had a flying start against Potters, with Ian Raisbury and Bruce Bushell winning in straight games.


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Liam Brett lost 3-1, but both of the younger players, Alex Oliver and Adam Sinkins, had long, tough matches against their opposite numbers, winning 3-2 and losing 3-2 respectively.

Fakenham's second team was composed entirely of four young players, aged between 15 and 17, for the home match against Beccles Ladies.

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The energy of youth triumphed over experience as sisters Jenny and Sophie Hodges had comfortable 3-0 wins against older opponents Wendy Farrer and Ruth Shipley.

Joe Groom overpowered Sarah Webster 3-0, and after a slightly shaky start Sam Lanham came back to win 3-1 against Bev Todd.

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