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World champion Laura Massaro hits the road, hits the headlines, and hits a few squash balls

World champion Laura Massaro hits the road, hits the headlines, and hits a few squash balls

Laura Massaro, world squash champion and media queen, gets down with the kids at Moss Side Laura Massaro took time out during a hectic day of media activity to do what she loves best, getting on court to hit a squash ball. This time, instead of being watched by a 4,000-strong crowd in Penang, scene [...]

March 27, 2014 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

English aces on collision course at Canary Wharf

English aces on collision course at Canary Wharf

Willstrop looks immaculate as he tames tired Selby By JOEL DURSTON – Squash Mad Reporter at the East Wintergarden English rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop are on course to resume their long-running and fractious rivalry. They are now just one match away from meeting in the final of the Canary Wharf Classic following comfortable [...]

March 27, 2014 Guest Contributor Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

Time to clean up game as PSA bid to block out lets

Time to clean up game as PSA bid to block out lets

PSA to come down hard on ugly stoppages SQUASH MAD COMMENT The new PSA Referees’ Director, Lee Drew, is determined to stamp his mark on the game by attempting to banish any repeat of the ugly squash that marred the first round of the Canary Wharf Classic. The all-Egyptian opening-night match between No.7 seed Omar [...]

March 26, 2014 Guest Contributor Canary Wharf Classic, Comment, Growing the game, News 5
Jonathan Kemp pushes Selbs to brink in Canary Wharf thriller

Jonathan Kemp pushes Selbs to brink in Canary Wharf thriller

I need an ice bath and 12 hours sleep says Selbs after five-game battle DARYL SELBY narrowly dodged a first round bullet after part-timer Jonathan Kemp took him to the limit at the Canary Wharf Classic in London tonight. The [...]

March 25, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
Shock 1: Super Max floors Darwish at Canary Wharf                  Shock 2: Egyptian pair clock up 70 lets in total farce

Shock 1: Super Max floors Darwish at Canary Wharf Shock 2: Egyptian pair clock up 70 lets in total farce

The Best: Lee takes out Darwish…The Worst: Mosaad and Gawad clock up 70 lets in farce match Qualifier Max Lee sprung a massive surprise by beating former world number one Karim Darwish on the opening day of the Canary Wharf [...]

March 24, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
Cassie’s Corner: World Open wow factor gives hope for the women’s tour

Cassie’s Corner: World Open wow factor gives hope for the women’s tour

Record crowds as Penang showcases the sport in fine style Cassie Thomas was the last English winner of the Women’s World Open in 1999. Here she offers her congratulations to Laura Massaro and runner-up Nour El Sherbini, and predicts a [...]

March 24, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, News
It’s the battle of the giants as Adrian Waller draws Canary Wharf champion Willstrop

It’s the battle of the giants as Adrian Waller draws Canary Wharf champion Willstrop

Qualifiers join the big guns but Joe Lee misses out after losing marathon with Reda By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon Rackets and Fitness Club Adrian Waller’s reward for a bruising win over his training partner Charles Sharpes in the qualifying [...]

March 24, 2014 Canary Wharf Classic, News
Laura Massaro crowned champion of the world

Laura Massaro crowned champion of the world

It’s a classic as Nour Sherbini takes Laura all the way in gripping final ENGLAND’S Laura Massaro was crowned Women’s World Squash champion in Malaysia today after a classic five-game victory over Egyptian wonder-kid Nour El Sherbini in front of [...]

March 23, 2014 News
Worlds sensation as Nour El Sherbini beats Nicol David

Worlds sensation as Nour El Sherbini beats Nicol David

Massive final in prospect after England’s Laura Massaro stops all-Egyptian showdown By ALAN THATCHER Young Egyptian Nour El Sherbini claimed the biggest result of her career as she overcame Nicol David to reach the final of the Women’s World Championship. [...]

March 22, 2014 News
David Pearson Exclusive: Referees need to show they’re in charge but not act like headmasters

David Pearson Exclusive: Referees need to show they’re in charge but not act like headmasters

Officials need to be in much better positions, make themselves heard, and don’t allow any backchat By DAVID PEARSON- Squash Mad Guest Columnist   There will always be an issue in squash with lets and strokes. That’s a matter of [...]

March 21, 2014 Comment, Growing the game, News, Refs and Rules
Nicol David battles through to World semi-finals

Nicol David battles through to World semi-finals

Laura Massaro wins massive marathon match against Low Wee Wern By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Home favourite Nicol David survived a mighty scare against France’s Camille Serme in today’s quarter-finals of the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash [...]

March 21, 2014 News
Nour Sherbini shakes the Worlds as she ousts Alison Waters

Nour Sherbini shakes the Worlds as she ousts Alison Waters

No problems for Nicol but fourth seed Waters is rocked by Sherbini SEVEN-TIME world champion Nicol David had no problems dispatching Egyptian qualifier Heba El Torky in the second round of the Women’s World Championship in Penang, but it was three-times world [...]

March 20, 2014 News
Ramy Ashour shows the power to land World Series crown

Ramy Ashour shows the power to land World Series crown

Elshorbagy pushes hard but Ashour holds his nerve to lift second World Series title EGYPTIAN maestro Ramy Ashour survived a titanic 63-minute battle with Mohamed Elshorbagy to land his second World Series crown  in an electrifying final in Richmond, Virginia. Ashour, [...]

March 20, 2014 News
Samantha Cornett calls the tune in Penang

Samantha Cornett calls the tune in Penang

Canadian upsets the form book as she takes down 16th seed Hansen Canada’s Samantha Cornett became the second qualifier to claim an unexpected place in the last 16 of the Penang CIMB Women’s World Squash Championship when she upset Line [...]

March 20, 2014 News
Ramy Ashour meets Elshorbagy in World Series final

Ramy Ashour meets Elshorbagy in World Series final

All-Egyptian showdown after mighty Mo mauls Matthew in 94-minute marathon By Squash Mad Special Correspondent Mohamed Elshorbagy produced one of the most phenomenal performances of his career to reach the final of the PSA World Series Finals. The 22-year-old overcame [...]

March 19, 2014 News