Premier British League Round 7 - Report

Sycamore survived one of their biggest tests yet as they secured a hard-fought victory over Drumchapel Glasgow.

In what was undoubtedly the match of the weekend, the two teams produced a staggering contest that will go down as one of the greatest ties in Premier British League’s recent history.

The match as a whole was summed up by the opening set as Chris Doran took on Craig Howieson in an enthralling five game spectacle. It was Doran who eventually triumphed on his seventh match point, with Howieson unthinkably coming from 10-6 down in the fifth to take the match to deuce before Doran finally took the set at 15-13.

That victory swayed momentum in Sycamore’s favour as Matt Ware eased past Sung Meng Cheng before Paul McCreery dispatched of Richard Main.

Yet the hosts weren't willing to back down and responded through Chris Wheeler and Howieson, who defeated Sean Cullen and McCreery either side of Doran dispatching of Cheng to make the score 4-2.

However, Ware and Cullen beat Wheeler and Main respectively to end the contest and give Sycamore another two crucial points.


Ormesby kept up their pursuit of Sycamore with an 8-0 thrashing of Kingfisher. In what was a dominant display, Ormesby’s quartet relinquished just three games on their way to a third victory of the weekend. Darius Knight was particularly impressive, racing to comfortable wins over Marcus Giles and Tom Maynard whilst Helshan Weerasinghe battled past Giles 3-1.

Barrow’s incredible weekend continued as they recorded a third straight win after defeating winless Bournemouth Sports 8-0. The result never looked in doubt as Barrow raced into a 4-0 lead without dropping a single end. Stephen Beerling and Stephen Foster offered some sort of resistance as they took a game apiece of Gavin Evans and Jo Drinkhall, however Barrow wrapped up the drubbing with little difficulty.

Finally, London LVA Academy won a crucial mid-table clash with Fusion 6-2. Dexter St Louis found form at the right time as he defeated both Kazeem Adeleke and Michael O’Driscoll in two crucial sets whilst he was ably supported by Swede Sebastian Loso, who also picked up two wins over O’Driscoll and Loresta Trumpauskas. Although Trumpauskas beat Karim Khassall and Adeleke won a five set thriller with Adam Nutland, it wasn’t enough for Fusion to salvage a result that dropped them to sixth in the table.

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