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Lymm1 Play-off Quarter Final Match Report

Lymm’s division Champions [Lymm 1] took on the Central South Champions Liverpool CC 5 on Thursday night. Both teams topped their respective leagues so a close encounter was anticipated. Lymm had four players making their play-off débuts so nerves and apprehension were clear, however once the crowd arrived and the chanting started the result was never in doubt!

First on court was Steve Clarke. He took on an experienced and argumentative opponent and showed off his speed and hard hitting to come out on top of a tight and hard fought match winning 3-2. Lymm were 1-0 up.

The crowd got what they wanted when the enigmatic Graham ‘G-Dog’ Collier entered the court. He loves a crowd and treated them to some classic dog! Graham ran out a 3-1 winner and then posed for the camera as he signed autographs for his sizeable fan club!

With the opportunity to win the match, Captain Jack was next up playing at 3. Jack showed no nerves at all as he displayed his impressive drives overpowering his opponent and looking very impressive as he raced to a 2-0 lead in front of his beloved girlfriend and enthusiastic crowd. Unfortunately for the supporters Jack’s super energetic opponent staged a great fight back resulting in a 3-2 loss. Score Lymm 2 Liverpool 1.

The number 1’s were next on with Darren McCann determined to seal the match and get revenge for his captain. With beautifully coordinated clothing Darren raced to a 2-0 lead before his opponent staged a fight back in the third. However drawing strength from the balcony he won the game 10-9 sealing the match for Lymm!

Last but certainly not least was Chris ‘The Beard’ Drath playing coincidently at 2 and against a 12 year old! Chris is a big match player and saved his best performance of the season for this match despatching a strong opponent with a 3-0 win.
A great win, great support, a great night and topped off with great lime pickle!
Next up a trip to Blackburn for the Play-Off Semi-Finals!

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Lymm1 Champions with a game in hand!

Lymm1 entertained Lymm2 this week, in the biggest derby not on tv, knowing that 11 points would be enough to become champions.  This is a competitive club and there would be no 20-10 match here!

First on were the number 1s. Steve Clark was looking forward to taking on Darren McCann following his recent good run of form. Steve was hoping to use his superior strength, speed and fitness to beat Darren however it was Darren who maintained his unbeaten record this season winning 3-0.

Next up was Graham Collier vs Keith Spencer. The first game was very close with Graham (who wasn’t driving tonight) sneaking it 10-9. The next two games went fairly comfortably to Graham and a 3-0 win was secured.

Roger Longman vs Rob Spurr was the next match on court. Both players gave everything and there were some fantastic rallies which entertained a now packed balcony (Thanks to the Lancastrian Barmy Army) Roger used his superior experience to run out a 3-0 winner. Special mention to Rob Spurr’s colour coordination! Very impressive!

Captain Jack Leyland was next up taking on Mike ‘No Surrender’ Matthews. Despite Mike’s very impressive warm-up Jack raced into a 2-0 lead, however as Mike stripped off there was hope of a resurgence. Unfortunately despite getting the fans hot and bothered Mike could not crack Jack and the captain won 3-0.

Finally we had Chris Drath vs Mark Brown. The best match of the night was saved to last! Some fantastic two shot rallies were evident as both players produced world class serves and world class drops (and world class marking by Darren who was forced to mark despite his protests about how he should be treated better by his captain!) Chris managed to steal victory from Mark 9-7 in the fifth game.

So a resounding 20-2 victory and the league title for the 1st Team!

Final games of the regular season are next week and the Champions visit Moss Side and the Lymm2 host COM 4.

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Lymm1 Steaming Towards The Championship

Lymm1 entertained David Lloyd Manchester on Thursday evening. The season is entering its final few weeks and City of Manchester and Bowdon are challenging Lymm for the title.

First on were the number 1s. Darren was in no mood to repeat the generous 3-2s of recent weeks. Jack who was marking said afterwards he felt bad and guilty for Darren’s opponent. 9-0 and 9-1 in the first two games before Darren’s opponent sprang into life with a change of racket and the introduction of a cross court volley nick kill! DLM’s number 1 raced into a 6-0 lead before Darren remembered how to play, eventually winning 9-7.

Next on was Tod, once again sporting his very impressive warm-up top (which actually was never taken off during the match!) Tod intimidated and bullied his opponent into submission. Dangerous drives, super smashes and sensational serves all led to a very controlled 3-0 win.

Captain Jack was up next. Over the season you will be aware of Jack’s tendency to make the match last the full 5 games. However this week we saw a mean, determined and focussed Jack who destroyed his opponent only losing 2 points in the whole match. This resulted in his opponent coming off court sitting down on the balcony and crying! G-Dog’s pre-match chat about ‘Eating their children’ (a quote form Mike Tyson) clearly got to Jack! Lymm 3-0 up.

And speaking of the Dog, Graham Collier was also in no mood to lose tonight. He teased and tortured his ailing opponent who had no answer to the mesmeric shot selection from G-Dog (who was clearly out to impress his captain and be selected for the playoff team!)

Finally Drath Vader made his appearance at 2. He was playing a lady and did not make the same mistake Tod has made this year. He played wonderfully controlled squash never really looking in danger (apart from the game he dropped). Chris sealed a 5-0 win for Lymm and was then a complete gentleman as he allowed his opponent to shower first!

Next week we travel to Bowdon for a title shootout! All support is very much welcome!

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Lymm have Top 2 Division Players

A 5-0 victory for Lymm1 and a 4-1 victory for Lymm2.

All cementing strong league positions and now at the time of posting, Lymm have the top two ranked players in the league!


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Third Trip In A Row To COM For Lymm 1 and MOTM Keith for Lymm 2

Third Trip Away to COM and Third Win for Lymm 1

Unfortunately City of Manchester 5 could only field 4 players this week which meant Lymm 1 started 1-0 up without a single ball hit!

First on court was Tod, against his nemesis, a female! Clearly scarred by his previous two matches against women there was no messing from Tod as he battered his opponent into submission. A 3-0 win and Lymm were now 2-0 up.

Next on was Jack. He was playing at 2 this week. He too was playing a lady and he too was in a dominant mood as he comfortably won 3-0.

2 matches down and the win already sealed for Lymm 1!

Roger was next up at 4 and was in no mood to mess about either crushing his young opponent 3-0 extending Lymm to 4-0.

Then came Darren on last playing at 1. No one had dropped a game yet, however after 20 minutes Darren was 2-0 down! As the crowds sensed an upset, Darren managed to get his game head on winning the next 3 games in just 10 minutes!

All in all a 5-0 win and 20 points extending Lymm 1’s lead at the top of the table to 45 points! Darren was on the receiving end of plenty of stick over dinner for dropping games!

Next up for Lymm 1 is Sale 2 away!


Keith Puts In MOTM Performance

No full match report for Lymm 2 but they unfortunately lost 4-1 against Moss Side 2 away, who are sitting 4th in the Table.

A notable mention goes to Keith Spencer who had an incredible turn around in his match. Losing the first two games 7-9, 7-9, he then came back to win the next three games 9-0, 9-1, 9-1! Man of the match for sure!

Also a valiant effort by Mike Matthews. I believe it was a late call up to the match for Mike, he had a very long close match that went all the way narrowly losing out 5-9, 9-7, 5-9, 9-3, 8-9. Great effort!

The points taken were enough to creep ahead of Sale 2 in the table, but they have a game in hand.  Lets Hope Lymm 1 smash them 20-0 next week!!!

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