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Dunnington defeat opens door to title rivals

Dunnington’s nine-match winning run came to an abrupt halt at Barnsley in round 11 of the Yorkshire Premier League on Wednesday night. The York club had looked unstoppable in their bid to reclaim the title they won in 2015, having not lost a match since the opening day of the season back in October. However, […]

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Dunnington turn title screw

Dunnington leaped a massive hurdle in their bid to reclaim the Yorkshire Premier League squash title after annihilating defending champions Chapel Allerton 1. The clash of the top two had been eagerly anticipated over the Christmas break, but it ended up being a procession for the York club against a sub-strength Chapel A line-up. Dunnington’s […]

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Simpson lands hefty YPL title blow

Dunnington took a major step in their quest to reclaim the Yorkshire Premier League title as they beat rivals Pontefract 1 to go 14 points clear at the halfway stage of the season. World No.36 Chris Simpson applied the finishing blow to a Pontefract side weakened by the absence of usual No.1 Patrick Rooney. Taminder […]

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Dunnington tighten grip on top spot

Dunnington extended their lead at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League with a crushing 5-0 victory at Hallamshire in round eight. With the halfway mark of the season in sight, the York club have now amassed 142 points and lead second-placed Pontefract 1 by ten, with Chapel Allerton 1 not far behind on 125. […]

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Dunnington pounce as Ponte slip up

A shock defeat for Pontefract 1 enabled York club Dunnington to take a nine-point lead at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League. With a much-changed line-up from that which won last week’s thriller with title rivals Chapel Allerton 1, Ponte 1 went down 4-1 at Barnsley, losing their 100% record in the process. World […]

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Premier League Week Six: Willstrop topples Chapel

The formidable presence of European champion James Willstrop proved decisive as Pontefract 1 won the table-topping clash with Chapel Allerton 1 in the Yorkshire Premier League. Willstrop, the former world No.1 and recent PSA World Series Finals runner-up, clinched victory for his boyhood club in a thrilling duel which went down to the wire amid […]

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Premier League Week Five: Three-horse race

The 2017/18 Yorkshire Premier League is already looking like a three-horse race for the title with Pontefract 1, Chapel Allerton 1 and Dunnington 1 jostling for top spot. Week five saw leaders Pontefract and defending champions Chapel both record thumping wins to maintain their 100% starts to the season. Next week, one of those records […]

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Premier League Week Four: Slim lead for perfect Ponte

Pontefract 1 lead the Yorkshire Premier League by a single point after they and Chapel Allerton 1 both extended their winning starts to the campaign into a fourth week. Pontefract 1 won 4-1 at Sheffield club Hallamshire, partially thanks to the return of world No.96 Patrick Rooney following his quarter-final exit from the Valencia Open. […]

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Premier League Week Three: Chapel and Ponte maintain perfect starts

Chapel Allerton 1 and Pontefract 1 just about kept their 100% records intact in round three of the Yorkshire Premier League. It was a tension-filled night at Chapel Allerton as the north Leeds club’s first team faced their seconds, who are newly promoted to the top flight this season. Heading into the night’s final tie, […]

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Premier League Week Two: Chapel still in charge

Chapel Allerton 1 maintained their perfect start to the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League squash title with a 5-0 demolition of injury-hit Pontefract 2 on Wednesday night. There was an international flavour to the Leeds club’s line-up with Portuguese No.3 Pedro Pinto and New Zealand youngster Jackson Beresford at Nos. 4 and 5, both […]

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