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Ponte pay tribute to Allinson at YPL match

It was a poignant night at Pontefract Squash Club on Wednesday as the second team’s Yorkshire Premier League match with Chapel Allerton 1 was dedicated to Chris Allinson. Chris, 28, passed away unexpectedly a week previously having played squash just a few hours before. He was a well-known figure at Pontefract and leaves behind a six-year-old daughter, Millie. Tributes to the former Yorkshire academy cricketer included that […]

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Massaro’s magic helps tighten Dunnington’s grip

Dunnington stretched their Yorkshire Premier League lead to 21 points as former world champion Laura Massaro consigned second-placed Hallamshire to a costly defeat. York club Dunnington, the defending champions, were 20-4 winners at Hull & East Riding in round six on Wednesday night, while nearest title rivals Hallamshire went down 16-7 at Barnsley with Massaro’s […]

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Hallamshire give Dunnington a fright on Halloween

Hallamshire continue to haunt leaders Dunnington as both clubs won on Halloween to pull away from the chasing pack in week five of the Yorkshire Premier League. Second-placed Hallamshire are just eight points behind the reigning champions and reaffirmed their title credentials with a 20-5 demolition job on 2016/17 winners Chapel Allerton 1 – although […]

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Dunnington exerting control again in YPL

The early signs are ominous for the rest of the Yorkshire Premier League as Dunnington made it four wins it out of four with victory over Pontefract 2 to open up an eight-point lead. The York club – who won the title last year by a mammoth 44 points – dismantled Pontefract’s seconds 20-5 on […]

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Dunnington go top as Matthew boosts Hallamshire

Defending champions Dunnington hit the front once again as they made it three wins out of three in the Yorkshire Premier Squash League on Wednesday night. The York club went one down early on at Queens Club in Halifax (who had also won their first two matches of the season) but the visitors’ talent-packed top […]

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Queens and Hull are first out of the blocks

Queens Club and Hull & East Riding maintained their 100% starts to the Yorkshire Premier League squash season to sit top of the table after two rounds. Queens finished sixth – a mammoth 108 points behind winners Dunnington – last season, but ended the season strongly with six wins from seven. They’ve carried that form […]

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Dunnington title defence off to tense start

Dunnington began the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League squash crown with a dramatic win over Barnsley in Wednesday night’s opening round. Both clubs were without several big-name stars – no Declan James or George Parker for the hosts or Chris Simpson for the visitors – but that didn’t affect the quality of entertainment for […]

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British Open Masters hat-trick for Yorkshire

There was a hat-trick of successes for Yorkshire in the British Open Masters Squash Championships at the Colets Club in Surrey. Julie Field won the Women’s Over-60 title, beating Sian Johnson from Wales 3/1 in the final at the Thames Ditton club, while her stablemate at Pontefract Squash Club, Andrea Santamaria, had an arguably even […]

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Champs Dunnington finish YPL season with defeat

The 2017/18 Yorkshire Premier League concluded this week with a surprise defeat for champions Dunnington and Barnsley firing a shot across the bows of next season’s title rivals. Barnsley have been the form horse in the second half of the season and Wednesday’s 15-7 away win ensured they and opponents Pontefract 1 ended level on […]

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No let-up from relentless champions Dunnington

Having wrapped up the Yorkshire Premier League squash title with two matches to spare, Dunnington could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas. Unfortunately for Pontefract 1, they did no such thing. For the second week in succession, the newly-crowned champions wheeled out their big names to record an emphatic victory, although […]

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