RACKETBALL: Finch’s final woe in five-set classic

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Spalding racketball star Clyde Finch was agonisingly edged out in his bid to defend his Lincolnshire championship.

In a repeat of last year’s final, Boston’s Ady Proctor avenged his defeat by seeing off Finch 6-11, 11-9,6-11, 13-11, 11-7 in a cracking contest.

Finch did have a match point in the fourth set, but was pegged back to lose only the second-ever county racketball final.