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Willstrop beats Matthew in Bundesliga

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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James and Nick before the Bundesliga battle

James Willstrop finally ended his long losing run against fellow Englishman Nick Matthew by beating him in a Bundesliga fixture.

Willstrop, playing for Paderborn, beat Matthew (representing Worms) 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 13-11.

Later, Nick Tweeted: “What’s the latest recorded finish for a squash team match? 1.35am after a 7pm start has to be close.”

Peter Schmidl reported on I-love Squash:

It was the No1 string of the 1st Bundesliga play-off match between titleholders Worms and Paderborn.

Willstrop’s victory secured his team a 3-1 win which gives the 8-time champions Paderborn a perfect situation for the re-match on Sunday in Paderborn.

Black & White Worms – Paderborner SC 1:3
Nick Matthew lost to James Willstrop 9:11, 11:9, 6:11, 11:13 (75m)
Jens Schoor lost to Simon Rösner 8:11, 12:14, 11:3, 5:11 (71m)
André Haschker lost to Norman Junge 11:5, 6:11, 11:6, 5:11, 10:12 (90m)
Carsten Schoor bt Lennart Osthoff 13:11, 3:11, 8:11, 13:11, 11:8 (70m)










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