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ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist SQUASH star Chris Simpson appears on the BT Sport Channel this weekend. In a new series, BT bring together...

ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist CONGRATULATIONS to the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, home of the Allam British Open Squash Championships and now UK City of...

PSA: All-English semi-finals in SE Leisure Kent Open

PSA World Tour Challenger 10 SE Leisure Kent Open, at The Mote Squash Club, Maidstone, Kent. Quarter-Finals: (1) Adrian Waller (Eng) beat Chris Ryder (Eng) 14-16, 11-4,...

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world By ALAN THATCHER Should squash make its debut in the 2020 Olympic Games, my fervent wish is that...

Blog: Biggest party in the world

BLOG: Getting ready for the biggest party in the world With one month to go before bidding sports make a presentation to the IOC, wrestling...

PSA: Sharpes shocks Illingworth in Sudbury

Sharpes Shuts Out Illingworth In Sudbury 5 April 2013 RESULTS: PSA Challenger 15 Northern Ontario Championship, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada Quarter-finals:  Chris Simpson (ENG) bt  Scott Arnold (AUS) 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 (37m) Charles...

BLOG: Government interferes after Nicol David’s KL defeat

                            By ALAN THATCHER You have to feel sorry for Nicol David. She loses a squash match and the Malaysian government think it’s their job to...

Olympics: WSF, PSA and WSA rally to Back the Bid

  WSF CEO Andrew Shelley has circulated the following message to all the WSF federation members around the world - as have PSA and WSA...

Canary Wharf: Only way is Essex as Barker beats Matthew

PSA International 50 Canary Wharf Squash Classic East Wintergarden, London, England (4) Peter Barker (England) beat (1) Nick Matthew 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 (69 mins) (2) James...

Canary Wharf: Shorbagy out to shake domestic domination

  Canary Wharf Squash Classic PSA International 50 tournament East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London Quarter-finals: (3) Mohamed El Shorbagy (Egypt) beat Henrik Mustonen (Fin) 3-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9...

Canary Wharf: Matthew so relieved to get past Rodriguez

Canary Wharf Squash Classic PSA International 50 tournament East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London Tom Richards (England) beat Ali Anwar Reda (Egypt) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 (36 mins) (4) Peter...

PSA: Matthew bids for fourth Canary Wharf title

Matthew Bids For Fourth Canary Wharf Crown 16 March 2013 By ALAN THATCHER England's two-time world champion Nick Matthew is aiming to make up for a shock defeat last...

BLOG: Give me comedy doubles, not a squash lobotomy

First published on June 5, 2012 By ALAN THATCHER I love playing doubles. And that's not just because I'm growing old and slow and need somebody...

Blog: Selby stirs up a toxic argument

  PLAYERS AND REFEREES: COLLISION WARNING Interesting to see Daryl Selby take issue with some points in a recent Squash UK Blog concerning the often-bitter divide...

BLOG: Does London have a squash legacy?

The success of the 2012 Olympic Games showcased London as a fabulous host city for major sporting events. From a squash perspective, that's something we...

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