Heywood Sports & Leisure in Diss recently hosted an end of season ladies squash presentation to celebrate the end of the third season of Ladies Team squash in Norfolk & North Suffolk. Ladies from Diss, Beccles and Broadland played a series of friendly matches followed by presentation and buffet.
Broadland Ladies 1 gained a narrow League win over East Anglian Belles, with both teams ending the season with an identical playing record, 9 Wins and 1 loss. The Broadland Team had however, obtained more points during the season to give them the League win.
Tom Bobbins from Heywood Sports presented the League trophy to Broadland Team Captain Julie Johnson with commemorative medals to team members Hannah Jones, Jodie Dowe, Kirstie Johnson, Joy Grimes & Shelly Shearing.
The 2017/18 season is scheduled to run between October ’17 and April ’18 providing Ladies Team matches every 3-4 weeks. Anyone wishing to gain more information about ladies squash can contact Hannah Jones at Broadland Sports Club 01493 369651, and can be put in touch with their nearest Club.
On 24th April, Broadland Ladies Squash teams celebrated the end of the 2016/17 Ladies squash season with a 10 a side ladies match, which also included the League match between the Broadland Ladies first and second Teams.
Now in its third season, the Norfolk & North Suffolk Ladies League had been dominated by Barnham Broom Ladies for the first 2 years, but with no team this year a new winner was guaranteed. Broadland Ladies 1 had been consistent all season, losing just once, and just needing a few more points to clinch the League win. Youngsters Jodie Dowe and Kirstie Johnson had shown improvement all season, and continued this form with 3-0 wins over Cathy Cramer and Marisa England-Hunt. With first team players Julie Johnson and Shelly Shearing also recording 3-0 wins against Paula Jones and Donna Bonnett, the League title was well & truly secured. Congratulations to Julie Johnson and her Team.
Huge congratulations to Matt Bolt and Steve Dawson, our new Norfolk Squash Doubles Champions! After an epic 100-minute match, Dawson and Bolt took the title from last year's winners, David Gouldby and Liam Nolan. Well played to all the competitors.
So, Finals Night – and where to start? At the beginning, as someone once said, and that was in the Ladies’ Plate, where Cathy Cramer had a good match with Marisa England, winning 3-0. The Men’s C Plate saw Leo Kleinberg take the first game before going down 3-1 to Ben Margolis. Mark Bagnall emerged as 3-0 victor in a tight-fought Men’s B Plate Final, and in the first of their two games, Will Henden defeated Robert Thirst 3-1 in the Men’s A Plate Final.