PSL SQUASH In-form Diamonds shine in Bristol

Premier Squash League logo supported by Dunlop SportExeter Diamonds top Premier Squash League group B after seven rounds following a 4-1 win at South West rivals UWE/elitesquash Bristol.

The margin of Exeter’s victory puts them a point ahead of defending champions Surrey Health and Racquets in PSL B with three rounds remaining.

With home games coming up against basement side Winchester, on Tuesday March 11, and fourth placed Chichester in the final, round 10 on April 1, Diamonds  – sponsored by Michael Spiers exclusive jewellery – are on course to reach the end-of-season national league semi-finals.

The Devon side’s sole away match is away to Surrey, in Croydon, on Tuesday March 18.

Exeter will take heart from the fact that Bristol won 3-2 at Surrey in round six.

Devon teenager Tory Temple-Murray, 19, got Diamonds off to a flying start in Bristol with a 3-0, 18 minute win over Kip Quiney.

Joey Barrington was an early Exeter hero, countering from 2-0 down to beat experienced Welshman David Evans 7-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-7.

Finnish champion Olli Tuominen beat Frenchman Lucas Serme to ensure the Exeter win however it was Dutch champion Laurens Jan Anjema who guaranteed Diamonds’ table-topping points total when he upset world No3 and Bristol number one Mohamed Elshorbagy in four games.

Diamonds team manager Adam Lings said: "It was a great result. I am very happy and look forward to carrying this run through to the semi-finals."

Mohamed Elshorbagy lost to Laurens Jan Anjema 9-11, 11-8, 8-11, 3-11 (46m)
Lucas Serme lost to Olli Tuominen 7-11, 10-12, 5-7 ret. (45m)
David Evans lost to Joey Barrington 11-7, 11-8, 3-11, 9-11, 7-11 (57m)
Michael Harris bt Tim Vail 4-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 (50m)
Kip Quiney lost to Victoria Temple Murray 1-11, 11-13, 4-11 (18m)

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