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Lancashire lass Laura looks to Nationals success

Lancashire lass Laura looks to Nationals success

British National Squash Championships News Lancashire Lass Massaro Has Sights On British Nationals Breakthrough Unexpected international success last week in the USA, where she beat the top two players in the world for the first time, has given England international Laura Massaro a massive confidence-boost on the eve of the women’s British National Squash Championship, which [...]

February 8, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Matthew celebrates Swedish hat-trick

Matthew celebrates Swedish hat-trick

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Case Swedish Open, Linköping, Sweden Final: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [3] Peter Barker (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 Matthew Celebrates Swedish Open Hat-Trick England’s Nick Matthew claimed his third successive Case Swedish Open title after beating fellow countryman Peter Barker in the final of the PSA World Tour International 50 squash event at Linköping Sporthall in Linköping. It was the pair’s third meeting [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Spotlight on Laura Massaro

Spotlight on Laura Massaro

SPOTLIGHT ON LAURA MASSARO Laura Massaro (nee Lengthorn) started playing squash aged 7. She was quickly spotted as having potential and at the age of 11 she was invited to play for Lancashire for the first time. From then on Laura played for Lancashire regularly and was ranked at number 1 in the county in [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Deon’s delight in Delaware

Deon’s delight in Delaware

RESULTS: Delaware State Open, Wilmington, Delaware, USA 1st round: [1] Sina Wall (GER) bt Maria Toor Pakay (PAK) 11-9, 11-8, 11-6 [8] Elpiniki Clement (USA) bt Jennifer Davis (USA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-6 [4] Laura Pomportes (FRA) bt Carrie Hastings (ENG) 11-6, 11-4, 11-9 [5] Deon Saffery (WAL) bt Julianne Chu (USA) 11-2, 11-7, 11-5 Larissa [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Local hero meets Parkey in Nationals

Local hero meets Parkey in Nationals

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s 2nd qualifying round: Phil Rushworth (Yorks) bt Jason Pike (Wilts)                              11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (29m) Rory Pennell (Essex) bt Oliver Wildig (Cheshire)                        11-6, 11-4 ret. (13m) Charles Sharpes (Surrey) bt Kevin Moran (Scotland)                  11-4, 11-2, 7-11, 11-5 (35m) Richard Birks (Shropshire) [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Azlan roars to Bluenose Classic victory

Azlan roars to Bluenose Classic victory

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Bluenose Classic, Halifax, Canada Final: [2] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [3] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) 11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7 (53m) Iskandar Claims Bluenose Classic Crown Malaysia’s Azlan Iskandar claimed the second biggest title of his career when he beat Egypt’s Hisham Ashour in the final of the Bluenose Classic, the PSA World Tour International 50 squash event in its [...]

February 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Call me Popeye!

Call me Popeye!

By ALAN THATCHER Yes, you can call me Popeye if you like! Because my new, life-changing diet is based on the cartoon character’s favourite food, spinach. After years of following the wrong advice about sports nutrition, and over-eating carbohydrates, I have switched to a protein-rich diet with every main meal featuring healthy helpings of spinach. [...]

February 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, News 0

Swedish win boost Matthew’s hopes in Manchester

Swedish win boost Matthew’s hopes in Manchester

Swedish Open Win Gives Matthew A British Title Boost Nick Matthew gave his bid to win the 2011 British National Squash Championship title a boost today by securing the Swedish Open crown for the third successive time. The world number one from Sheffield beat England team-mate Peter Barker 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 in the final of [...]

February 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Biggest squash story in the world

Biggest squash story in the world

By ALAN THATCHER First published January 31; updated February 6 The biggest squash story in the world broke this week but you can be forgiven for not having seen it. An article on a small London squash club receiving a development grant of £6,500 was picked up by several national newspapers and the fallout is [...]

February 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

All-English final in Sweden

All-English final in Sweden

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Case Swedish Open, Linköping, Sweden Semi-finals: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [4] Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-4, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5 [3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [2] Karim Darwish (EGY) 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 Matthew & Barker Make All-English Swedish Open Final Londoner Peter Barker upset second-seeded Egyptian Karim Darwish in the semi-finals of the Case Swedish Open to set up the third all-English [...]

February 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Bluenose Classic semi-finals

Bluenose Classic semi-finals

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February 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, Photo Galleries 0

American charge halted in Halifax

American charge halted in Halifax

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Bluenose Classic, Halifax, Canada Semi-finals: [2] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [Q] Gilly Lane (USA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 (44m) [3] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) bt Julian Illingworth (USA) 14-12, 11-9, 14-12 (72m) Iskandar & Ashour Dash US Hopes In Nova Scotia Hopes of the first all-US Bluenose Classic final in Canada were dashed when both Julian Illingworth and Gilly Lanecrashed [...]

February 6, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Still going strong at 92

Still going strong at 92

What a wonderful article by Corey Kilgannon in the New York Times this week. He went along to the Yale Club in downtown NYC to see the 92-year-old Victor Elmaleh play Conor O’Malley from US Squash. It was obviously a conditioned match, with Conor under orders to hit the ball back to his opponent as [...]

February 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

US stars in Bluenose semi-finals

US stars in Bluenose semi-finals

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Bluenose Classic, Halifax, Canada 1st round: [2] Mohd Azlan Iskandar (MAS) bt [Q] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-2, 11-5, 11-7 (49m) Nicolas Mueller (SUI) bt Borja Golan (ESP) 11-9, 3-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6 (69m) [Q] Gilly Lane (USA) bt [Q] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 11-9, 11-13, 11-5, 11-3 (75m) Mohammed Abbas (EGY) bt [4] Shahier Razik (CAN) 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, [...]

February 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Pilley pushes Matthew in Swedish Open

Pilley pushes Matthew in Swedish Open

RESULTS: PSA International 50 Case Swedish Open, Linköping, Sweden Quarter-finals: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11 [4] Daryl Selby (ENG) bt [Q] Davide Bianchetti (ITA) 11-6, 11-7, 11-9 [3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt Farhan Mehboob (PAK) 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 [2] Karim Darwish (EGY) bt Stewart Boswell (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 Champion Matthew Tested In Swedish Quarters England’s world [...]

February 5, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0