LEADERS IT Sports Wigginton maintained their grip on the Yorkshire Squash Premier League with a 3-2 home victory over Barnsley.

The South Yorkshire side included four full-time professionals, but Wigginton were in impressive form as evidenced by club champion Jon Duffield, who opened proceedings with a 3-0 thrashing of Matt Sagar.

Parity was restored when Matt Lowery lost 3-0 to Darren Lewis, but the Wigginton bandwagon regained speed when full-time professional and England junior ace Neil Cordell toppled James Snell 3-0.

Back came Barnsley and a similar whitewash was enjoyed by world number 62, South African Steve Coppinger, who had too much for Wigginton’s Pete Bilson. He was dispatched 3-0.

However, home delight was completed in the last tussle. Wigginton’s Andy Whipp produced exhibition-type squash to vanquish world number 47 Aaron Francombe from Australia to seal a dramatic 3-2 triumph.

Enthused team manager Ian Tooms: “The performance of the team was the best since I have been in charge and special; praise must go to Cordell and Whipp who were both outstanding.”

The next outing for IT Sports Wigginton is arch-rivals Pontefract.