Squash round-up: Chapel Allerton make solid start to Yorkshire Premier League defence

Chapel Allerton 1 began the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League squash title with an opening-night 3-2 victory against last year’s runners up Dunnington.

Nick Matthew, pictured in Manchester with the 2013 World Championship trophy after winning the event for a third time
.Picture: PSA World Tour

Video: Nick Matthew planning to go out with winning flourish

AFTER announcing his intention to retire at the end of the forthcoming season, Nick Matthew believes he can now solely focus on his two main goals – victory at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

RETIRING: Nick Matthew
. Picture courtesy of Steve Line/Squashpics.com

Video: Sheffield’s Nick Matthew hoping to sign off in triumphant style

SHEFFIELD’S Nick Matthew has signalled his intention to quit his playing career on a high after announcing the forthcoming season will be his last.

Games target:  Jenny Duncalf  at Harrogate Squash Club.
Picture: Gary Longbottom

Big interview: Jenny Duncalf on coming out as gay squash player and frustration over Olympics snub

Jenny Duncalf has long kept her private life out of the public sphere.

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

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.

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.

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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