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Commonwealth Video games Doubles: Husband and spouse Greg and Donna Lobban on rival groups


Combined fortunes on a busy day for England’s golden lady Gina Kennedy
By ALAN THATCHER and JANE BALL 

All of Wednesday’s medal winners have been again in motion a number of hours later because the Commonwealth Video games doubles competitions bought beneath means yesterday morning.

There was a shock in retailer for England’s girls’s singles champion Gina Kennedy within the combined doubles with Patrick Rooney.

And ladies’s runner-up Hollie Naughton was unable to hit the heights once more as she and combined doubles accomplice Nick Sachvie misplaced to Scotland’s Georgia Adderley and Rory Stewart.

Males’s singles finalists Paul Coll and Joel Makin have been each efficiently again in motion the morning after their epic 102-minute battle for gold on Wednesday evening, with Coll partnering Joelle King and Makin teaming up with Tesni Evans.

At this time’s draw throws up a confrontation between husband and spouse Greg and Donna Lobban, who will face one another within the combined doubles with Greg partnering Lisa Aitken (Scotland) and Donna teaming up along with her cousin Cameron Pilley (Australia).

Australian combined doubles pairing Rachael Grinham and Zac Alexander put in a wonderful efficiency to shock higher-seeded house hopes Kennedy and Rooney because the Commonwealth Video games combined doubles competitors resumed, whereas the lads’s and girls’s doubles competitions bought beneath means.

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

After she and combined doubles accomplice Patrick Rooney beat Maltese siblings Lijana and Kijan Sultana in straight video games in spherical one of many combined 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 flag-bearer Grinham, 45, a combined doubles gold medallist in 2014 and a girls’s doubles gold medallist in 2006, and 2018 males’s doubles gold medallist Zac Alexander, bought 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 sport 11-8 after which received the match with an 11-6 triumph within the second.

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

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

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

Elsewhere within the combined doubles, married couple Donna and Greg Lobban will go face to face for Australia and Scotland at this time after spherical two wins.

Australia’s defending combined 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.

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.

Then the 33-year-old downed Pakistan’s Faiza Zafar and Nasir Iqbal within the combined doubles alongside Wednesday evening’s newly topped singles champion Paul Coll.

King and Coll will face Scotland’s 5/8 seeds Georgia Adderley and Rory Stewart within the combined 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 combined doubles pairing Alison Waters and Adrian Waller.

Kennedy stated afterwards: “Lucy actually helped me carry the power that I wanted to carry. I believe it’s going to be an enormous psychological battle tomorrow.”

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Yesterday additionally noticed the ultimate involvement of Indian 14-year-old sensation Anahat Singh in essential Video games, after she and Sunanya Kuruvilla misplaced to Australia’s Grinham and Lobban within the girls’s doubles.

9 matches have been performed within the opening spherical of the lads’s doubles draw. Whereas nearly all of the seeded gamers weren’t concerned after receiving byes, there was nonetheless loads of leisure available.

New Zealand brothers Lwamba and Temwa Chileshe entertaining the group of their win over 2-0 win over Papua New Guinea’s Feonor Siaguru and Madako Suari.

Malta’s Niall Engerer and Kijan Sultana, who have been opponents within the first spherical of the singles draw, the place Engerer emerged victorious, and Christopher Binnie and Julian Morrison of Jamaica, got here from behind to beat the Cayman Islands and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, respectively.

At this time (August 5) the quarter-finals of the combined and girls’s doubles get underway, whereas the lads’s doubles match enters the second spherical.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games, Squash Doubles, College of Birmingham.

Combined Doubles – Spherical Two:
[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)

Males’s Doubles – Spherical One:
[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

Ladies’s Doubles – Spherical Two:
[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)

Combined Doubles – Quarter-Closing 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)

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)

Ladies’s Doubles – Quarter-Closing 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)

Footage courtesy of World Squash Federation

 

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