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Australia upset England & husband v spouse in quarters – World Squash


Australian blended doubles pairing Rachael Grinham and Zac Alexander put in a nice efficiency to shock higher-seeded residence hopes Georgina Kennedy and Patrick Rooney because the Commonwealth Video games blended doubles competitors resumed, whereas the lads’s and ladies’s doubles competitions acquired underway.

Yesterday, Kennedy captured headlines when she grew to become the primary Englishwomen to win a Commonwealth Video games singles gold. As we speak, although, she confronted the powerful proposition of three doubles matches.

After she and blended doubles accomplice Patrick Rooney beat Maltese siblings Lijana and Kijan Sultana in straight video games in spherical one of many blended doubles, the 5/8 seeds took on 9/16 seeds Grinham and Alexander of their second spherical match simply two hours later.

Australia’s Opening Ceremony flagbearer Grinham, 45, a blended doubles gold medallist in 2014 and a girls’s doubles gold medallist in 2006, and 2018 males’s doubles gold medallist Zac Alexander acquired off to a difficult begin when the English pair took a 5-1 lead.

Grinham, who’s competing in her sixth Commonwealth Video games, and Alexander then put collectively an excellent scoring run because the skilled duo got here again to take the primary recreation 11-8 after which received the match with an 11-6 within the second.

Afterwards, Grinham mentioned: That was actually good, particularly after the beginning that we had. England acquired away to a blistering begin and we needed to regroup, cling in there and climate it. Pulling again that first recreation was essential for us.”

Alexander added a congratulations to Kennedy for her win yesterday and revealed that he and Grinham had been secretly supporting Kennedy by way of her gold-medal-winning run within the hopes that it could hamper her doubles preparation.

Grinham and Alexander will meet India’s high seeds Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal within the quarter-final after they beat Welsh 9/16 seeds Emily Whitlock and Peter Creed.

Married couple Donna and Greg Lobban will play towards one another for the primary time in tomorrow’s quarter-finals.

Elsewhere within the blended doubles, married couple Donna and Greg Lobban will go face to face for Australia and Scotland tomorrow after spherical two wins. Australia’s defending blended doubles champions Donna Lobban and Cameron Pilley overcame cussed resistance from Indian duo Joshna Chinappa & Harinder Pal Sandhu, whereas Scotland’s Greg Lobban and accomplice Lisa Aitken breezed previous Marlene West and Cameron Stafford of the Cayman Islands.

“It does’t occur typically, {that a} spouse performs a husband, however [Lisa and I] are simply treating it as a squash match and, so long as we win, we’ll nonetheless be married tomorrow!” Greg Lobban joked afterwards.

Kennedy credit Turmel with giving her perception.

For New Zealand, Joelle King put the frustration of her bronze medal defeat within the singles to the again of her thoughts as she and fellow defending 2018 girls’s doubles champion Amanda Landers-Murphy beat Guyana’s Fung-A-Fats and Ashely Khalil 2-0, earlier than the 33-year-old downed Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar and Nasir Iqbal within the blended doubles alongside final night time’s newly topped singles champion Paul Coll.

King and Coll will face Scotland’s 5/8 seeds Georgia Adderley & Rory Stewart within the blended doubles quarter-final.

Within the girls’s quarter-final, King and Landers-Murphy will face Kennedy and Lucy Turmel of England. 

Regardless of the frustration of her defeat earlier within the day, Kennedy made a robust return to motion within the night session alongside Turmel, as each of England’s girls’s groups progressed to the quarter-finals together with blended doubles pairing Alison Waters and Adrian Waller.

Kennedy mentioned afterwards: “Lucy actually helped me convey the vitality that I wanted to convey. I feel it’s going to be an enormous psychological battle tomorrow.”

As we speak additionally noticed the ultimate involvement of Indian 14-year-old sensation Anahat Singh, after she and Sunanya Kuruvilla misplaced to Australia’s Grinham and Lobban within the girls’s doubles.

The Chileshe brothers

9 matches had been performed right this moment within the opening spherical of the lads’s doubles draw. Whereas the vast majority of the seeded gamers weren’t concerned after receiving byes, there was nonetheless loads of leisure available, with Kiwi brothers Lwamba and Temwa Chileshe entertaining the gang of their win over 2-0 win over Papua New Guinea’s Feonor Siaguru and Madako Suari, whereas Niall Engerer and Kijan Sultana – who had been opponents within the first spherical of the singles draw, the place Engerer emerged victorious – of Malta and Christopher Binnie and Julian Morrison of Jamaica got here from behind to beat the Cayman Islands and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, respectively.

Tomorrow (5 August) the quarter-finals of the blended and ladies’s doubles get underway, whereas the lads’s doubles event enters the second spherical.

Click on right here for the total draw and outcomes

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games: Combined Doubles – Spherical Two Outcomes

[1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [9/16] Emily Whitlock & Peter Creed (WAL) 2-0: 11-8, 11-4 (20m)

[9/16] Rachael Grinham & Zac Alexander (AUS) bt [5/8] Georgina Kennedy & Patrick Rooney (ENG) 2-0: 11-8, 11-6 (32m)

[5/8] Georgia Adderley & Rory Stewart (SCO) bt [9/16] Hollie Naughton & Nick Sachvie (CAN) 2-0: 11-10, 11-6 (29m)

[3/4] Joelle King & Paul Coll (NZL) bt [9/16] Faiza Zafar & Nasir Iqbal (PAK) 2-0: 11-4, 11-3 (15m)

[3/4] Lisa Aitken & Greg Lobban (SCO) bt Marlene West & Cameron Stafford (CAY) 2-0: 11-4, 11-7 (14m)

[5/8] Donna Lobban & Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt [9/16] Joshna Chinappa & Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 2-0: 11-8, 11-9 (22m)

[5/8] Tesni Evans & Joel Makin (WAL) bt [9/16] Ainaa Amani & Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 2-0: 11-6, 11-8 (38m)

[2] Alison Waters & Adrian Waller (ENG) bt Meagan Greatest & Khamal Cumberbatch (BAR) 2-0: 11-1, 11-4 (17m)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games: Males’s Doubles – Spherical One Outcomes

[1] Declan James & James Willstrop (ENG) bye

[9/16] Niall Engerer & Kijan Sultana (MLT) bt Julian Jervis & Cameron Stafford (CAY) 4-11, 11-8, 11-9 (38m)

[9/16] Ravindu Laksiri & Shamil Wakeel (SRI) bt Jason-Ray Khalil & Shomari Wiltshire (GUY) 2-0: 11-5, 11-6 (29m)

[5/8] Rhys Dowling & Cameron Pilley (AUS) bye

[5/8] Eain Yow Ng & Ivan Yuen (MAS) bye

[9/16] Lwamba Chileshe & Temwa Chileshe (NZL) bt Feonor Siaguru & Madako Suari (PNG) 2-0: 11-8, 11-9 (22m)

[9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar & Abhay Singh (IND) bt Joe Chapman & Luca Reich (IVB) 2-0: 11-3, 11-1 (16m)

[3/4] Alan Clyne & Douglas Kempsell (SCO) bye

[3/4] Daryl Selby & Adrian Waller (ENG) bye

[9/16] Mohd Syafiq Kamal & Ong Sai Hung (MAS) bt Khamal Cumberbatch & Shawn Simpson (BAR) 2-0: 11-3, 11-7 (18m)

[9/16] David Baillargeon & Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt Paul Kadoma & Michael Kawooya (UGA) 2-0: 11-2, 11-1 (15m)

[5/8] Peter Creed & Emyr Evans (WAL) bye

[5/8] Zac Alexander & Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt Jace Jervis & Jake Kelly (CAY) 2-0: 11-2, 11-1 (14m)

[9/16] Christopher Binnie & Julian Morrison (JAM) bt Othneil Bailey & Jason Doyle (VIN) 2-0: 8-11, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)

[9/16] Tayyab Aslam & Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt Clement Anafo & Evans Ayih (GHA) 11-1, 11-1 (12m)

[2] Greg Lobban & Rory Stewart (SCO) bye

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games: Ladies’s Doubles – Spherical Two Outcomes

[1] Joshna Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) bt Meagan Greatest & Amanda Haywood (BAR) 2-0: 11-4, 11-4 (13m)

[5/8] Ainaa Amani & Chan Yiwen (MAS) bt Nicole Bunyan & Hollie Naughton (CAN) 2-0: 11-4, 11-3 (21m)

[5/8] Georgina Kennedy & Lucy Turmel (ENG) bt Alex Haydon & Jess Turnbull (AUS) 2-0: 11-4, 11-7 (22m)

[3/4] Joelle King & Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt Mary Fung-A-Fats & Ashley Khalil (GUY)

[3/4] Rachael Grinham & Donna Lobban (AUS) bt Sunayna Kuruvilla & Anahat Singh (IND) 2-0: 11-4, 11-4 (13m)

[5/8] Rachel Arnold & Aifa Azman (MAS) bt Amna Fayyaz & Faiza Zafar (PAK) 2-0: 11-7, 11-6 (20m)

[5/8] Georgia Adderley & Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt Abbie Palmer & Kaitlyn Watts (NZL) 2-0: 11-1, 11-3 (14m)

[2] Sarah-Jane Perry & Alison Waters (ENG) bt Jade Pitcairn & Marlene West (CAY) 2-0: 11-3, 11-2 (12m)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games: Combined Doubles – Quarter-Last Draw

[1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [9/16] Rachael Grinham & Zac Alexander (AUS)

[3/4] Joelle King & Paul Coll (NZL) v [5/8] Georgia Adderley & Rory Stewart (SCO)

[3/4] Lisa Aitken & Greg Lobban (SCO) v [5/8] Donna Lobban & Cameron Pilley (AUS)

[2] Alison Waters & Adrian Waller (ENG) v [5/8] Tesni Evans & Joel Makin (WAL)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games: Males’s Doubles – Spherical Two Draw

[1] Declan James & James Willstrop (ENG) v [9/16] Niall Engerer & Kijan Sultana (MLT)

[5/8] Rhys Dowling & Cameron Pilley (AUS) v [9/16] Ravindu Laksiri & Shamil Wakeel (SRI)

[5/8] Eain Yow Ng & Ivan Yuen (MAS) v [9/16] Lwamba Chileshe & Temwa Chileshe (NZL)

[3/4] Alan Clyne & Douglas Kempsell (SCO) v [9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar & Abhay Singh (IND)

[3/4] Daryl Selby & Adrian Waller (ENG) v [9/16] Mohd Syafiq Kamal & Ong Sai Hung (MAS)

[5/8] Peter Creed & Emyr Evans (WAL) v [9/16] David Baillargeon & Nick Sachvie (CAN)

[5/8] Zac Alexander & Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v [9/16] Christopher Binnie & Julian Morrison (JAM)

[2] Greg Lobban & Rory Stewart (SCO) v [9/16] Tayyab Aslam & Nasir Iqbal (PAK)

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games: Ladies’s Doubles – Quarter-Last Draw

[1] Joshna Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) v [5/8] Ainaa Amani & Chan Yiwen (MAS)

[3/4] Joelle King & Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) v [5/8] Georgina Kennedy & Lucy Turmel (ENG)

[3/4] Rachael Grinham & Donna Lobban (AUS) v [5/8] Rachel Arnold & Aifa Azman (MAS)

[2] Sarah-Jane Perry & Alison Waters (ENG) v [5/8] Georgia Adderley & Lisa Aitken (SCO)



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