Squash ace Pearse retains his No 1 ranking

East Anglia II gained their first win of the season on the final day of the campaign with victory ov

East Anglia II gained their first win of the season on the final day of the campaign with victory over Broadland. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant © 2008

Martin Pearse has retained his No 1 spot at the top of the National Over 70 Squash Rankings.

The Sheringham player maintained his position after a solid showing in the recent South of England Masters at Winchester.

He claimed hard-fought victories over Ron Williams from Merseyside 13/15, 16/14, 15/7, 17/15 and Scottish No 1 Ken Reid, 13/15, 15/13, 15/9, 15/8 before narrowly losing to England No 2 and the eventual champion Chris Goodbourn from Middlesex 16/18, 15/7, 14/16, 18/20 in the semi-finals.

In the same week he won the prestigious British Amateur Jesters Championship held at the RAC Club, beating former team mate from Leicester and long standing Cambridgeshire No 1 Terry Reynolds, well known to Norfolk spectators 40 years ago, 9/5, 9/5, 9/2.

The Amateur Championship has retained the old hand in, hand out scoring system


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