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Cambridge vs Melbourn

Mon 27th November

Melbourn won 17-8

Melbourn maintained their 100% winning record in Cambs Squash League Ladies Division 1 with a hard-fought 17-8 win at Cambridge 1sts.

Frances Smith (4) and Debbie Thain (5) gave the visitors a good start as they recorded 3-0 wins over Lucy Robertson and Sally Grinham respectively. The evening then turned on two topsy-turvey matches at second and third string. Lynne Hays (3) edged two tight games to build a 2-0 lead, but then saw the next three, though equally close, all go against her as she fell 3-2 against Stacy Knoop. However Sam Pluck (2) went the other way, recovering from a 0-2 deficit to Adrienne Pett to claim a 3-2 victory that gave Melbourn victory on the night.

Helen Tipping at top string faced a hard task against a very experienced operator in Sarah Howlett, and though Tipping claimed the second game she was beaten 3-1.

Melbourn have one more game before the Christmas break, but such is their advantage they are guaranteed to spend festive period at the top of the tree regardless of that result.


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