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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Yorkshire Squash League: Chapel Allerton hammer Hull to close gap on leaders Pontefract

CHAPEL ALLERTON stormed to a 20-2 victory at Hull and East Riding this week to reduce Pontefract’s lead at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League to 23 points.

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Nick Matthew, missed out on the final of the Qatar Classic. Picture: squashpics.com

Qatar Classic: Nick Matthew denied final spot by resurgent ElShorbagy

IT was a case of Egypt 2 England 0, with Sheffield’s Nick Matthew being one of those to miss out on a place in the final of the Qatar Classic.

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AGONY: Yorkshire's James Willstrop shows his frustration on the way to defeat at the Qatar Classic against Germany's Simon R�sner. Picture courtesy of PSA/squashpics.com

Qatar Classic: Nick Matthew battles through but James Willstrop finds quarter-final path blocked

SHEFFIELD’S Nick Matthew acknowledged he had come through another fierce battle at the Qatar Classic, prevailing against Scotland’s Alan Clyne to clinch a place in the quarter-finals.

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James Willstrop again got the better of Chris Simpson in the 'Battle of Harrogate' at the Qatar Classic. Picture courtesy of PSA/squashpics.com

Qatar Classic: James Willstrop and Nick Matthew prevail after tough opening battles

JAMES WILLSTROP came out on top against Chris Simpson as the Harrogate-based ‘neighbours’ took their rivalry to the Qatar Classic.

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Sheffield's Nick Matthew. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Yorkshire Squash: Nick Matthew inspires Hallamshire to victory

TWO former world champions graced the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division this week in a South Yorkshire derby – and it was Nick Matthew’s Hallamshire who came out on top against Laura Massaro’s Barnsley.

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Nick Matthew puts in a drop shot against Germany's Simon Rosner.

World Championships: Nick Matthew in control to reach last eight

Three-time champion Nick Matthew moved into to the last eight of the 2016 PSA Men’s World Championship thanks to a convincing 3-1 victory over Germany’s Simon Rösner.

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Nick Matthew makes his point during his second round win over Leon Au in Cairo. Picture courtesy of PSA.

World Championships: Nick Matthew drives on in Cairo but the road ends for James Willstrop and Chris Simpson

NICK MATTHEW maintained Yorkshire’s interest in the World Squash Championships after seeing off the challenge of Hong Kong’s Leon Au in the second round.

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James Willstrop, right, on his way to winning against Jaymie Haycocks, in Cairo. Picture courtesy of PSA.

World Championships: Nick Matthew, James Willstrop and Chris Simpson safely through to second round

HARROGATE’S Chris Simpson is hoping to put previous World Championship disappointment behind him after easing through to the second round of the 2016 event in Cairo.

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James Willstrop Picture: Steve Line/SquashPics.com

Squash: Nick Matthew, James Willstrop and Chris Simpson progress to World Championships second round

Yorkshire trio Chris Simpson, Nick Matthew and James Willstrop had contrasting fortunes in reaching the second round of the squash World Championships in Egypt.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Former champions Barnsley and Dunnington are on the march

Reigning Yorkshire Squash League champions Barnsley closed the gap on Premier Division leaders Pontefract this week.

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Sheffield's Nick Matthew, left, lost out in the US Open final to top seed and world No 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy. Picture: squashpics.com

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew falls at the final hurdle in US Open

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew declared himself content despite having to retire hurt in the final of the US Open against world No 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy.

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