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Finals day at the Nationals: Matthew v Selby; Duncalf v Massaro

Finals day at the Nationals: Matthew v Selby; Duncalf v Massaro

Laura Massaro (left) meets England team-mate Jenny Duncalf in the women’s final British National Squash Championships News By HOWARD HARDING RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s semi-finals: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt [6] Tom Richards (Surrey)  11-4, 11-3, 11-6 (35m) [3] Daryl Selby (Essex) bt [5] Jonathan Kemp (Shropshire) 7-11, 11-9, 11-5, [...]

February 13, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

NCO, Bethesda: Shocks galore

NCO, Bethesda: Shocks galore

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 10 National Capital Open, Bethesda, USA 1st round: [Q] Leo Au (HKG) bt [1] Aaron Frankcomb (AUS) 11-4, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7 (80m) Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt Luke Forster (AUS) 12-10, 16-14, 11-6 (33m) [Q] Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt Dick Lau (HKG) 6-11, 12-10, 11-4, 8-11, 11-8 [3] Jan Koukal (CZE) bt Shaun le Roux (ENG) 4-11, 1-0 ret. [Q] Olivier Pett (ENG) [...]

February 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Finnish Open: Hindle beats Bianchetti in 111-minute marathon

Finnish Open: Hindle beats Bianchetti in 111-minute marathon

RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 Savcor Finnish Open, Mikkeli, Finland 1st round: [1] Joey Barrington (ENG) bt [Q] Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 11-5, 11-3, 11-3 (33m) [Q] Jonathan Harford (ENG) bt [Q] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) 11-5, 11-7, 11-9 (39m) Bradley Hindle (MLT) bt Kashif Shuja (NZL) 11-5, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8 (49m) Davide Bianchetti (ITA) bt [4] Mark Krajcsak (HUN) 11-7, 11-13, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5 (94m) [...]

February 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

NAO: Darwish pulls out

NAO: Darwish pulls out

By ALAN THATCHER No.3 seed Karim Darwish has pulled out of the North American Open, which starts next weekend in Richmond, Virginia. At this stage it is not clear if his withdrawal is due to injury or the political upheaval back home in Egypt. His absence means that the top half of the competition schedule [...]

February 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Overstretched Willstrop: I’m exhausted

Overstretched Willstrop: I’m exhausted

By ALAN THATCHER James Willstrop last night admitted that he felt “exhausted” after his shock defeat to Jonathan Kemp in the British Nationals – and felt that he should have taken a break during a busy autumn schedule. Willstrop said:  “I’ve had enough – I’m just not enjoying playing at the moment. There’s no point in [...]

February 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

British Nationals: Kemp stuns wilting Willstrop

British Nationals: Kemp stuns wilting Willstrop

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s quarter-finals: [3] Daryl Selby (Essex) bt [7] Chris Ryder (Herts) 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 (71m) [5] Jonathan Kemp (Shropshire) bt [2] James Willstrop (Yorks) 11-8, 11-3, 10-12, 11-6 (48m) Women’s quarter-finals: [1] Jenny Duncalf (Yorks) bt [5] Emma Beddoes (Warwicks)  11-5, [...]

February 12, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

NAO: Top 8 seeds

NAO: Top 8 seeds

NORTH AMERICAN OPEN; Top eight seeds By ALAN THATCHER 1 Nick Matthew The reigning Richmond champion and runner up in 2009. He met Ramy Ashour in both finals. He is often compared to Peter Nicol, but Matthew has a more athletic, aggressive and physical dimension to his game. He returned to the sport stronger, fitter [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO: Shabana v Palmer in First Round

NAO: Shabana v Palmer in First Round

NAO FIRST ROUND SHOWDOWNS: Great matches to watch out for: Ramy Ashour v Adrian Grant: Grant is one of the fittest guys on the tour and will be out to spring a major shock in Richmond. David Palmer v Amr Shabana: A fascinating first round clash between two former world champions. Normally you would only [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

NAO action from Richmond

NAO action from Richmond

Pictures by Patricia Lyons www.patricialyonsphotography.com [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries, Videos 0

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

SNAP! Photographer Patricia Lyons, who has brilliantly recorded the growth of the North American Open on camera, is in the spotlight herself. Alan Thatcher joins her for a Pinot Noir and sets the questions. 1: Squash is one of the fastest sports on the planet. How do you cope professionally with that? Having the right [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Photo Galleries 0

Richards rallies to reach Nationals semi-finals

Richards rallies to reach Nationals semi-finals

RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s quarter-finals: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt [8] Chris Simpson (Hants) 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 (51m) [6] Tom Richards (Surrey) bt [10] Alan Clyne (Scotland) 11-5, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4 (42m) Women’s quarter-finals: [3] Laura Massaro (Lancs) bt Deon Saffery (Wales) 11-3, 11-3, 11-7 (22m) [2] Madeline Perry (Ireland) [...]

February 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Pett and Chinappa breeze to Windy City titles

Pett and Chinappa breeze to Windy City titles

PSA/WISPA TOUR EVENT NEWS RESULTS:         Brit Insurance Metrosquash Windy City Open, Chicago, USA Men’s 1st round: [Q] Olivier Pett (ENG) bt [1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-6, 11-8, 11-7 Wade Johnstone (AUS) bt Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 12-10 [Q] Mark Heather (ENG) bt Gonzalo Miranda (ARG) 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 [Q] Rex Hedrick (AUS) bt [...]

February 10, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 1

Clyne stuns Grant in Nationals

Clyne stuns Grant in Nationals

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s 2nd round: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt [Q] Adam Murrills (Cheshire)                 11-4, 11-4, 11-0 (30m) [8] Chris Simpson (Hants) bt [12] Laurence Delasaux (Yorks)          11-7, 11-7, 11-5 (41m) [10] Alan Clyne (Scotland) bt [4] Adrian Grant (Kent)                       11-6, 11-9, 11-9 [...]

February 9, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

Harvard tackle Trinity

Harvard tackle Trinity

Harvard were the last College team to beat Trinity …. and they are keen to end the longest unbeaten streak in US College history. Published by Robert S Samuels on February 08, 2011 at 8:12PM The last time the No. 1 Trinity men’s squash team lost, Bill Clinton was still president, Titanic had just come [...]

February 9, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Murrills motor on in Manchester

Murrills motor on in Manchester

British National Squash Championships News RESULTS:      British National Squash Championships, National Squash Centre, Manchester Men’s 1st round: [1] Nick Matthew (Yorks) bt Neil Hitchens (Essex)                      12-10, 11-4, 11-4 (38m) [Q] Adam Murrills (Cheshire) bt [16] Simon Parke (Yorks)           11-9, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10 (60m) [8] Chris Simpson (Hants) bt Peter Creed (Wales)                      11-6, 11-7, [...]

February 8, 2011 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0