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Cousins Cam Pilley and Donna Urquhart claim Mixed Doubles gold

Cousins Cam Pilley and Donna Urquhart claim Mixed Doubles gold

‘So special to win a gold medal in front of family and friends who never get to see you play’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley, an Aussie pairing that has only been together for eight months, claimed Commonwealth Games Squash gold after winning the Mixed Doubles [...]

April 14, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Family affair as Aussies meet India in mixed doubles final

Family affair as Aussies meet India in mixed doubles final

Trio of British teams in men’s semi-finals  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   India and hosts Australia will go head-to-head in a surprise Commonwealth Games Squash Mixed Doubles final after the top two seeds failed to survive today’s three-game semi-finals at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, Australia. It was the end of [...]

April 14, 2018 Howard Harding News 0

Nick Matthew meets Tarek Momen in tough British Open first round draw

Nick Matthew meets Tarek Momen in tough British Open first round draw

England legend unseeded for first time since 2003 By SEAN REUTHE   England’s Nick Matthew has been handed a difficult first round fixture against Egypt’s World No.5 Tarek Momen at next month’s Allam British Open, PSA World Series tournament as the 37-year-old from Sheffield gets ready to appear at the prestigious ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ for [...]

April 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
India and Malaysia spring shocks in Gold Coast doubles

India and Malaysia spring shocks in Gold Coast doubles

Family ties make Indian pair a tougher team in Commonwealth mixed event By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   With medals in sight as competition intensified on the first day of knockout action in the Commonwealth Games Squash [...]

April 12, 2018 News
Squash celebrates 20 years at the Commonwealth Games

Squash celebrates 20 years at the Commonwealth Games

Squash displaying all the ingredients to make it an Olympic sport, says WSF chief By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A strong united delegation of senior officials of the World Squash Federation (WSF), joined by the Professional [...]

April 12, 2018 News
Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Indian men’s pair sink sixth seeds Wales By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   After a day two count of 30 pool matches spread across five courts, Commonwealth Games Squash action moves into the knockout stages on Thursday [...]

April 11, 2018 News
Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Huge win by Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Less than 24 hours after the drama of the Singles medals finals day, Commonwealth Games Squash action switched to Doubles as players took [...]

April 10, 2018 News
With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

Wiring up Ramy Ashour and Tarek Momen delivers amazing data By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has released new data captured through innovative partnerships with Sports Data Labs and interactiveSquash that suggests squash could [...]

April 10, 2018 Comment, Growing the game, News
Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Gold Coast is fifth Aussie city to host the Games By ALAN THATCHER    In celebration of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The East Coast Squash Academy has released a visual treat in the form of an infographic tracing [...]

April 10, 2018 Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News
Gold Coast golds for James Willstrop and Joelle King

Gold Coast golds for James Willstrop and Joelle King

Third time lucky for Willstrop  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and HOWARD HARDING (Squash Mad International Correspondent)   James Willstrop and Joelle King are the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winners after today’s compelling finals in front of packed [...]

April 10, 2018 News
Nick Matthew weighs in as refs get tough on lets in Gold Coast

Nick Matthew weighs in as refs get tough on lets in Gold Coast

Players taken by surprise by referees’ get-tough policy By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor NICK MATTHEW has joined the debate that has sprung up over a sudden “get-tough” refereeing policy at the Commonwealth Games. Officials have clearly been instructed to [...]

April 9, 2018 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
New Zealand and England chase golden double in Gold Coast finals

New Zealand and England chase golden double in Gold Coast finals

New names set to be engraved on both trophies By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   After dramatic semi-finals before a capacity 2,500 crowd surrounding the all-glass showcourt at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast, Australia, it will be England [...]

April 9, 2018 News
Wales and New Zealand share limelight with England and Malaysia

Wales and New Zealand share limelight with England and Malaysia

Makin joins Evans in Gold Coast semi-finals  2018 Commonwealth Games Quarter-Final Round-Up by HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A quartet of players representing England, Malaysia, New Zealand and Wales will line up in both the men’s and [...]

April 7, 2018 News
Tesni Evans topples top seed Laura Massaro to reach Commonwealth Games semi-finals

Tesni Evans topples top seed Laura Massaro to reach Commonwealth Games semi-finals

Tesni toughs it out to win another big battle with Laura By ALAN THATCHER and HOWARD HARDING   Tesni Evans toppled top seed Laura Massaro in a brutal, physical battle to reach the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games women’s singles. [...]

April 7, 2018 News
Malaysia’s Nafiizwan Adnan halts Nick Matthew’s Gold Coast campaign

Malaysia’s Nafiizwan Adnan halts Nick Matthew’s Gold Coast campaign

The Komodo Adnan ends Matthew’s dream of a Commonwealth Games hat-trick By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysian number one Nafiizwan Adnan scored his maiden win over England’s top seeded Nick Matthew in an epic quarter-final match [...]

April 7, 2018 News