Squash star proves match fit as he tries his hand at acting

Former world number one squash player James Willstrop has a secret passion. Rob Gilmour finds out why the Yorkshireman loves treading the boards

James Willstrop, lefvt, in action against Mohamed ElShorbagy in Dubai. Picture courtesy of PSA

James Willstrop denied in World Series Finals by resurgent Mohamed ElShorbagy

Yorkshire’s James Willstrop was denied winning the PSA Dubai World Series Finals after losing out to world No 3 Mohamed ElShorbagy.


Yorkshire Squash League: Pontefract routed by newly-crowned champions Chapel Allerton

CHAPEL ALLERTON marked their first Yorkshire Squash League title for nine years in style this week when they completed their season with a 17-5 rout of third-placed Pontefract.

Nick Matthew plays a shot during the British Open final against Gregory Gaultier (Picture courtesy of the PSA).

British Open: Nick Matthew denied fourth title by Gregory Gaultier

HE may often be the oldest man on the court these days, but Sheffield’s Nick Matthew is showing no signs of slowing down just yet.

Going through: Nick Matthew

British Open: Nick Matthew in ‘golden oldies’ final in Hull

NICK MATTHEW will try to ‘rip up the rule book’ one more time today when he goes for a fourth British Open title in Hull.

Nick Matthew celebrates victory over Tarek Momen at Hull'sAirco Arena on Friday evening. Picture courtesy of PSA.

Nick Matthew rides the ‘rollercoaster’ to earn British Open semi-final showdown with favourite Elshorbagy

SHEFFIELD’s Nick Matthew kept his hopes of a fourth British Open title alive after showing characteristic resilience to defeat Egypt’s Tarek Momen in the quarter-finals.


Chapel Allerton turn on the style to lift first White Rose league title

CHAPEL ALLERTON clinched their first Yorkshire League title for nine years this week in stunning style.

SAFELY THROUGH: Nick Matthew celebrates victory over Germany's Simon Rosner in Hull. Picture courtesy of PSA.

British Open: Nick Matthew prepares to adjust for next battle against Tarek Momen

NICK MATTHEW is preparing for a “different challenge” in the quarter-finals after battling through a gruelling second round clash with Simon Rosner at the British Open in Hull.

James Willstrop, left, on his way to a first round defeat to France's Mathieu Castagenet. Picture courtesy of PSA.

British Open - James Willstrop crashes out in Hull

Former world No 1 James Willstrop crashed out of the British Open at the first hurdle at in Hull.

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Sheffield's Nick Matthew. Picture courtesy of PSA.

British Open - Nick Matthew intent on being less desperate to win ‘at home’

NICK MATTHEW heads to Hull for the British Open this week believing it to be the most wide-open draw in a number of years.

Nick Matthew, on his way to victory over Egypt's Fares Dessouky at London's East Wintergarden. Picture supplied by PSA.

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew donates prize money from record-breaking title win to youngster

NICK MATTHEW said he hopes to have raised awareness about a rare form of brain tumour after handing over his prize money from his record-breaking Canary Wharf Classic triumph to a seriously ill youngster.

Nick Matthew.

Nick Matthew secures semi-final spot at British National Championships

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew eased through to the semi-finals of the British National Championships with a 3-0 victory over Jaymie Haycocks at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.

James Willstrop, on his way to victory over Nick Matthew in New York last month - ending a 19-game, 10-year losing streak. Picture courtesy of PSA.

British Nationals: James Willstrop taking nothing for granted as he looks to complete National title treble

JAMES WILLSTROP has faced Nick Matthew in the final of the British National Championships five times in the last seven years – but he insists a sixth such encounter is far from a foregone conclusion.

Nick Matthew. Picture kindly supplied by squashpics.com

Yorkshire Squash League: Nick Matthew steps in to lead Hallamshire to victory

World No 4 Nick Matthew warmed up for the defence of his British National Championship by guiding Hallamshire to a comfortable 18-4 home win over Abbeydale.

James Willstrop, on his way to a memorable - and overdue - victory against long-time rival and fellow Yorkshireman, Nick Matthew. Picture: PSA.

Just grand: Joy for James Willstrop as he ends 10-year wait for sweet taste of victory over rival Nick Matthew

IT was in Nick Matthew’s home city of Sheffield that James Willstrop last tasted victory against his long-time rival ahead of their latest PSA World Tour meeting in New York.

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Nick Matthew celebrates victory over James Willstrop in the final of the British Squash Grand Prix in Manchester (Picture: PSA).

New goals: Vintage Nick Matthew delighted he’s now ‘back on it’

NICK MATTHEW is well aware that time is not on his side when it comes to making any long-term career plans.

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PUMPED: Nick MAtthew celebrates his British Grand Prix win over fellow Yorkshireman Nick Matthew in Manchester on Monday night. Picture: PSA.

‘Incredible feeling’ - Delight for Nick Matthew after lifting British Grand Prix crown in Manchester

NICK MATTHEW announced his intention to return to Manchester for next year’s World Championships after continuing his love affair with the city by clinching the British Squash Grand Prix crown.

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Nick Matthew reached the final of the British Grand Prix with a 3-1 win over Daryl Selby. He now meetes James Willstrop. Picture: PSA.

We’ll meet again: James Willstrop aiming to turn clock back to deny long-time rival Nick Matthew

JAMES WILLSTROP will be hoping to turn the clock back when he takes on long-time Yorkshire rival Nick Matthew in the final of the British Grand Prix in Manchester tonight.

Fiona Moverley, helped Hull & East Riding SC beat Hallamshire with victory over Dan Lawrence. Picture: squashpics.com

Yorkshire Squash League: Three-way battle for title between Pontefract, Dunnington and Chapel Allerton intensifies

The battle for the Yorkshire Squash League title is thrillingly poised at the halfway stage of the season, with Pontefract, Dunnington and Chapel Allerton separated by just six points at the top.


Yorkshire Squash League: Leaders Pontefract looking over their shoulder as rivals creep up

Pontefract still lead the Yorkshire Premier Squash League despite not playing this week, but their nearest challengers all won to intensify the pressure at the top.

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