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35,000 fans enjoy Commonwealth Games squash drama at Glasgow 2014

35,000 fans enjoy Commonwealth Games squash drama at Glasgow 2014

Record crowds and amazing atmosphere make Golden Games a huge success for WSF By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad WSF Correspondent Packed and exuberant crowds throughout the 11 days of action in the 2014 Commonwealth Games – a significant percentage of whom were watching Squash action for the first time – characterised an overwhelming success [...]

August 7, 2014 Guest Contributor Commonwealth Games, News, WSF 0

Harry Leitch reveals how he played with two broken bones in his foot

Harry Leitch reveals how he played with two broken bones in his foot

Scotland’s Braveheart hero plays through the pain barrier in Glasgow Games SQUASH MAD EXCLUSIVE Braveheart hero Harry Leitch played through the pain barrier to compete in the Commonwealth Games doubles competition, just two weeks after breaking two bones in his left foot. Leitch partnered Alan Clyne to a highly creditable fourth place in the men’s [...]

August 6, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Interviews 0

Glasgow’s Golden Games gives squash an Olympic boost

Glasgow’s Golden Games gives squash an Olympic boost

Squash upbeat as IOC discuss new selection and voting processes SQUASH MAD EXCLUSIVE Squash could be heading to the Olympic Games after all, perhaps not in 2020, as some reports have suggested, but hopefully momentum is building for a shot at inclusion in 2024 following a hugely successful showing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. [...]

August 5, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Commonwealth Games, News, WSF 1
Palmer rolls back the years to strike double Commonwealth Gold

Palmer rolls back the years to strike double Commonwealth Gold

Aussie veteran denies Nick Matthew second gold with his own double strike By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter A fairy-tale climax to David Palmer’s comeback appearance in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland saw the illustrious Australian veteran win [...]

August 4, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Joshana and Dipika are the stars of India as they strike Commonwealth Gold

Joshana and Dipika are the stars of India as they strike Commonwealth Gold

Games shock as Massaro and Duncalf fall to brilliant Indian duo By Squash Mad Reporters Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal combined brilliantly to clinch gold in the women’s doubles final and give India their first squash medal in the Commonwealth [...]

August 2, 2014 Commonwealth Games
England and Aussies chase triple gold in Glasgow

England and Aussies chase triple gold in Glasgow

Aussies Palmer and Grinham pursue Commonwealth Games medals record By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter in Glasgow Only England and Australia have medal hopes in all three Doubles events after Thursday’s action-packed Commonwealth Games Squash schedule at the Scotstoun [...]

August 1, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Gold prospectors switch to doubles in Glasgow

Gold prospectors switch to doubles in Glasgow

Early scare for Nicol David but it’s business as usual for Nick Matthew By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter After Monday’s exhilarating climax to the Commonwealth Games Squash singles action in Glasgow, players from 25 nations switched to doubles [...]

July 30, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Nick and Nicol go gold as England men notch Commonwealth Games clean sweep

Nick and Nicol go gold as England men notch Commonwealth Games clean sweep

England men reign supreme but Nicol David downs Laura Massaro to retain crown By Squash Mad  Reporting Team in Glasgow Top seeds Nicol David and Nick Matthew marked an historic Commonwealth Games double when both successfully retained their Squash singles titles at the Glasgow 2014 Games. David – the world [...]

July 28, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Nicol David and Nick Matthew set for golden repeat

Nicol David and Nick Matthew set for golden repeat

Big two on course to defend Commonwealth titles after straight set semi final wins By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter England’s Nick Matthew and Malaysian Nicol David are on course to become the first squash players ever to defend their Commonwealth Games titles [...]

July 28, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Donna Urquart is second Aussie player to call in the lawyers after Commonwealth Games fiasco

Donna Urquart is second Aussie player to call in the lawyers after Commonwealth Games fiasco

More turmoil in camp Oz after it’s revealed Donna was dumped from singles By CHRIS BARRETT – The Australian Age Australia’s Commonwealth Games squash team is embroiled in a second selection furore after it emerged that third-ranked Donna Urquhart was [...]

July 27, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Ousted Aussie Zac Alexander angry after Commonwealth Games exclusion

Ousted Aussie Zac Alexander angry after Commonwealth Games exclusion

Zac raps David Palmer and Arbitration decision that forced him to leave Glasgow on eve of Games By CHRIS BARRETT – Sydney Morning Herald A shattered Zac Alexander has lifted the lid on his last-minute omission from Australia’s Commonwealth Games [...]

July 26, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Ivan the wonderful sends Walker crashing out of Games

Ivan the wonderful sends Walker crashing out of Games

Malaysia ace books last-eight date with Willstrop after taking out Alister Walker By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter Ivan Yuen restored Malaysia’s Commonwealth Games following the shock exit of Ong Beng Hee when he stormed into the men’s quarter-finals last [...]

July 26, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Aussie squash player Zac Alexander leaves Glasgow after rival wins court appeal to replace him

Aussie squash player Zac Alexander leaves Glasgow after rival wins court appeal to replace him

Karwalski to replace Aussie rival after taking case to Court of Arbitration AUSTRALIAN squash player Zac Alexander has been dramatically forced to pack his bags and leave the Commonwealth Games after a successful court appeal from the nation’s third-ranked player, [...]

July 24, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Games dream over as Ong Beng Hee falls at first hurdle

Games dream over as Ong Beng Hee falls at first hurdle

Flu-hit Malaysia ace falls in four to Kelvin Ndhlovu in Games upset By HOWARD HARDING – Commonwealth Games Correspondent  Eighth seed Ong Beng Hee, the former world No7 from Malaysia making a record-equalling fifth successive appearance in the Commonwealth Games, [...]

July 24, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Nick Matthew carries the flag for Team England

Nick Matthew carries the flag for Team England

Fellow athletes vote for squash world champion to be Games standard bearer England’s world champion Nick Matthew is one of three squash players carrying flags at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic’s Parkhead stadium. Malaysia’s Nicol David, like Matthew [...]

July 22, 2014 Alan's Blog, Commonwealth Games, News