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Combined and girls’s occasions attain quarters, males’s into spherical two – World Squash


The blended doubles and girls’s doubles occasions of squash on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games have reached quarter-final stage, whereas the boys’s occasion is into the second spherical.

There’s loads of motion to sit up for at present, as 16 matches that includes 64 athletes from 12 nations happen throughout two courts, with play from the present courtroom being proven reside world wide.

Play begins at 12:00 on the present courtroom with a males’s match as England’s high seeds and reigning World Champions Declan James and James Willstrop enter the competitors after receiving a bye in spherical one. They face Maltese duo Niall Engerer and Kijan Sultana, who have been drawn in opposition to one another within the singles occasion however confirmed nice staff spirit in coming from behind to beat the Cayman Islands’ Julian Jervis and Cameron Stafford within the males’s doubles first spherical yesterday.

Malta have by no means progressed past this stage in any Commonwealth Video games doubles competitors and should document considered one of squash’s best shocks to overturn that document at present.

The second staff entered for the hosts, 3/4 seeds Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller, tackle Malaysia’s 9/16 seeds Mohd Syafiq Kamal and Ong Sai Hung.

Elsewhere within the males’s draw, the conflict between Malaysia’s 5/8 seeds Eain yow Ng and Ivan Yuen and the 9/16 seeded Chileshe brothers, Lwamba and Temwa, of New Zealand guarantees to be intriguing, whereas Scotland will probably be hoping to succeed in their seventh consecutive quarter-final with No.2 seeds Greg Lobban and Rory Stewart and three/4 seed Alan Clyne and Douglas Kempsell all concerned.

“So long as I win, I believe we’ll nonetheless be married!” Greg joked yesterday.

World No.34 Lobban can also be concerned in an enchanting battle within the blended doubles. Lobban, alongside teammate Lisa Aitken, will battle his spouse Donna Lobban and her teammate Cameron Pilley for a spot within the semi-finals.

Whereas Donna Lobban and her cousin Pilley are the reigning Commonwealth Video games champions, Greg Lobban and Aitken will probably be assured of their partnership after profitable a bronze medal on the 2022 WSF World Doubles Championships in Glasgow.

Elsewhere within the blended occasion, high seeds and 2018 silver medallists Dipika Pallikal Karthik and her brother-in-law Saurav Ghosal, the reigning World Champions, face Australia’s 9/16 seeds Rachael Grinham – who’s competing at her sixth Video games and received the occasion alongside David Palmer in 2014 – and Zac Alexander, who upset English 5/8 seeds Georgina Kennedy and Patrick Rooney yesterday.

For the house followers, there’s an thrilling all-British battle to sit up for. No.2 seeds Alison Waters – a silver medallist in 2014 – and Adrian Waller tackle Wales’ Tesni Evans and this yr’s singles silver medallist Joel Makin. Wales have by no means superior past the blended doubles quarter-finals, might at present be the day to vary that?

Alison Waters (proper) strikes the ball as teammate Sarah-Jane Perry watches on.

Waters is concerned in a second British showdown within the girls’s quarter-finals, the place she and singles bronze winner Sarah-Jane Perry, the No.2 seeds, tackle Scotland’s 5/8 seeds Georgia Adderley and Lisa Aitken.

The hosts have a second entry within the girls’s doubles, with singles gold medal winner Georgina Kennedy and teammate Lucy Turmel going up in opposition to the reigning champions and three/4 seeds Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy.

4 years in the past, King and Landers-Murphy beat this yr’s high seeds Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik 2-0 and the Indian duo proceed their mission to recapture the title they received in 2014 once they play Malaysia’s 5/8 seeds Ainaa Amani and Chan Yiwen.

Finishing the ladies’s quarter-final draw, Australia’s 3/4 seeds Rachael Grinham – a 2006 gold medallist – and Donna Lobban fave Malaysia’s 5/8 seeds Rachel Arnold and Aifa Azman.

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: Girls’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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