DUNNINGTON sealed their second successive Yorkshire Premier League squash title with two matches to spare thanks to a defeat of Pontefract 1.

The east York club have now lifted the crown four times in the last eight years, and this latest success was equally as emphatic as last year’s waltz to the title.

This week’s 19-7 (4-1) victory puts them an unassailable 45 points clear of the chasing pack. Even the presence of British champion James Willstrop in Pontefract’s line-up could not stop the Dunnington juggernaut.

Willstrop fell 3/1 to fellow England international Chris Simpson at top string, but by that time the result was sealed due to wins lower down the order for Ed Shannon-Smith, Julian Tomlinson and, in a five-set cracker against world number 94 Patrick Rooney, Rob Downer.

Taminder Gata Aura got three consolation points on the board for visitors Ponte with a five-game marathon triumph over Michael Andrews, but that couldn’t prevent the champagne corks popping upstairs in the bar.

The Dunnington title was confirmed with the news that nearest rivals Hallamshire had lost for the third week in a row.

Queens Club were their conquerors, with England coaches Josh Taylor and David Campion getting them off and running with 3/0 wins and number three Charlie Cowie also victorious in rapid fashion.

James Earles was taken to four by Harry Falconer at second string and Hallamshire’s only comfort came at the night’s conclusion as Nick Wall Jnr made short work of Connor Sheen. The 17-4 (4-1) victory saw Queens leap above Hallamshire into second place.