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Island Super-league week 4


The second half of the Island’s first Super League got underway last evening and the big question was ‘could Liam Jinks backup his first ever win over Mike Buchanan?” and could Stratford duplicate their convincing win over second place O’Leary?

As per the initial script ‘OI’ Man Jinks kicked things off with Lyndon Oulton and was just too sharp. But to Lyndon’s credit heendured very difficult driving conditions to arrive right on time from SummersideHe just couldn’t quite duplicate the high level of play which he showed the previous week in his win against Ken Sampson. 3-0 for Stratford.

Mike was definitely up for this one. He hadn’t lost a match on the Island in a very long time, but then three weeks ago it was a 15 year old who finally did the trick. He was determined not to let it happen again. He was more aggressive with his play, attacking at every possible opportunity. It worked, 30 min. of tough squash and Mike Buchanan claimed an 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 and O’Leary, a 5-3 team victory.


Meanwhile on court 4 we had another split victory, and turn around turn around wins at both positions. Regular Cornwall #2 Matt Twiddy was able to do what his replacement Benoit Sampson could not do for the Souris team, and that is beat the always tough Ken Sampson. Matt got off to a slow start, going down 8-1 and eventually losing the first one 11-6. He gradually began to extend the rallies and wear the older Souris #2 down. He cruised to a four- game win, 11-8, 11-2, 11-7.

No one was prepared to make a prediction between Nathan and Mitch, it just was so close the first time around. Mitch is the oldest of the number one players, but he just seems to be getting better with age. Last night the Souris number one was simply the steadier player making virtually no unforced errors and spending most of his time on the T, winning in three and gaining 5 valuable points for his team. Final score: Souris 6, Cornwall 3.




Mitch Chaisson d. Nathan Phillips 11-4, 12-10, 11-4

Matt Twiddy d. Ken Sampson 6-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11=7



Mike Buchanan d. Liam Jinks  11-9, 11-6, 12-10

Lester Jinks d Lyndon Oulton  11-5, 11-5, 11-4



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