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Matthew Breaks British Record

England’s Nick Matthew has become the all time most successful British squash player by winning his record seventh national title in Manchester.

Matthew surpasses his own and Cassie Jackman’s previous record of six National Championship wins.

It was a relatively straight forward victory for Matthew who outpowered Essex’s Daryl Selby 11/5, 11/3, 11/2 at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.

Matthew  (right)said: “It was a massive goal of mine to break the record, I've learnt a lot from the names on the trophy both men and women. I watched Cassie (Jackman) train when I was growing up so it means a lot to me to break the record.

“Daryl’s never beaten so I had to keep going even at 8-1 up in the final game I had to block out my emotion and stay focused.

“The win has made me feel young again, I’m always striving to improve and want to thank my team for helping me to keep at the top,” added Matthew.

In the women’s final Sarah-Jane Perry (left) stunned Laura Massaro as she continued her giant killing run by beating the world number 3 in a thrilling final in Manchester to take her maiden National Squash Championship title 12/10, 11/9, 7/11, 10/12, 11/7 in 80 minutes.

Perry also beat the world number 5 Alison Waters by the same 3-2 in the semifinal to reach her first final.
“I've beaten two players that I've never beaten before back to back and they are both in the top five in the world so I’m pretty proud of myself,” exclaimed Perry.

It was a close affair in the opening game as Massaro and Perry traded points to reach a 10-10 tie break before the 24 year old broke clear to take the game 12/10. The second game was equally tight but Perry was able to push ahead and win the critical points to take a 2-0 lead.

In trademark fashion Laura Massaro battled back to win the next two games to draw level and take the match to a decider.

However, Warwickshire’s Perry wasn't going to let the opportunity slip and raced to a 9-5 lead in the final game before taking a memorable win in front of a capacity crowd at the National Squash Centre.

“I said to myself be confident, trust your skills and go get it. I've had three five game matches in three days so it is pretty tough but that’s what we train for. I’m off to Toronto on Tuesday so not much time to celebrate!
“This is a very special achievement for me and hopefully it won’t be my last title,” added Perry.

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British National  Championships 2014

National Squash Centre, Manchester, England
Men's Draw
Round One
Wed 12th
Round Two
Thu 13th
Fri 14th
Sat 15th
Sun 16th
[1] Nick Matthew (Eng)
11/5, 11/2, 11/2 (31m)
[Q] Patrick Rooney (Eng)
Nick Matthew
11/3, 11/9, 11/5 (42m)
Declan James
Nick Matthew
11/4, 11/6, 11/4 (38m)
Alan Clyne
Nick Matthew
11/9, 11/8, 11/6 (51m)
Chris Simpson
Nick Matthew
11/5, 11/3, 11/2 (45m)
Daryl Selby
[9/16] Declan James (Eng)
11/6, 11/8, 11/8 (46m)
Dougie Kempsell (Sco)
[5/8] Alan Clyne (Sco)
11/4, 11/8, 7/11, 13/11 (54m)
[Q] Ashley Davies (Eng)
Alan Clyne
11/6, 11/1, 11/8 (37m)
Peter Creed
[9/16] Peter Creed (Wal)
11/6, 12/10, 11/7 (41m)
[Q] Rory Stewart (Sco)
[3/4] Chris Simpson (Eng)
8/11, 11/4, 11/3, 11/8 (39m)
[Q] Steve Wykes (Eng)
Chris Simpson
11/6, 10/12, 11/9, 11/5 (67m)
[9/16] Greg Lobban
Chris Simpson
11/8, 11/3, 11/5 (44m)
Joe Lee
[9/16] Greg Lobban  (Sco)
11/7, 11/6, 11/4 (27m)
[Q] Dave Barnett (Eng)
[5/8] Joe Lee (Eng)
11/3, 11/3, 11/1 (24m)
Kevin Moran (Sco)
Joe Lee
11/8, 12/10, 11/7 (48m)
Jaymie Haycocks
[9/16] Jaymie Haycocks (Eng)
11/9, 11/6, 12/10 (48m)
Angus Gillams (Eng)
[LL] Julian Tomlinson (Eng)
11/4, 11/6, 11/7 (31m)
[9/16] Ben Coleman (Eng)
Ben Coleman
11/5, 11/4, 11/8 (35m)
Tom Richards
Tom Richards
16/14, 11/8, 11/6 (66m)
Daryl Selby
Daryl Selby
4/11, 5/11, 11/5, 11/2, 11/6 (60m)
Adrian Waller
Adam Murrills (Eng)
11/6, 11/2, 11/6 (28m)
Tom Richards (Eng)
Mark Fuller (Eng)
11/6, 11/8, 4/11, 9/11, 11/7 (83m)
[9/16] Eddie Charlton (Eng)
Eddie Charlton
11/6, 11/4, 11/7 (34m)
Daryl Selby
Joel Hinds (Eng)
11/4, 9/11, 4/11, 11/6, 11/6 (68m)
[3/4] Daryl Selby (Eng)
James Earles (Eng)
11/4, 7/11, 3/11, 11/7, 11/7 (67m)
[9/16] Tom Ford (Eng)
James Earles
11/6, 11/2, 11/8 (34m)
Adrian Waller
Adrian Waller
11/3, 11/3, 11/6 (34m)
Charles Sharpes
[Q] Will John (Wal)
11/5, 11/6, 11/2 (28m)
[5/8] Adrian Waller (Eng)
[Q] Peter Billson (Eng)
11/6, 5/11, 11/8, 14/12 (40m)
[9/16] Charles Sharpes (Eng)
Charles Sharpes
James Willstrop
[Q] Lyell Fuller (Eng)
3/11, 14/12, 11/5, 8/11, 11/6 (51m)
[2] James Willstrop (Eng)
British National  Championships 2015

National Squash Centre, Manchester, England
Women's Draw
Round One
Thu 13th
Fri 14th
Sat 15th
Sun 16th
[1] Laura Massaro (Eng)
11/2, 11/2, 11/7 (23m)
[Q] Jessica Davis (Eng)
Laura Massaro
11/13, 12/10, 9/11, 11/2, 11/4 (68m)
Emily Whitlock
Laura Massaro
11/4, 11/7, 11/8 (30m)
Victoria Lust
Laura Massaro
12/10, 11/9, 7/11, 10/12, 11/7 (80m)
Sarah-Jane Perry
[5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng)
11/4, 11/4, 11/4 (25m)
Leonie Holt (Eng)
[5/8] Victoria Lust (Eng)
11/4, 11/6, 11/6 (25m)
[Q] Alison Thomson (Eng)
Victoria Lust
8/11, 11/8, 11/7, 11/9 (39m) 
Madeline Perry
[3/4] Madeline Perry (Nir)
11/5, 11/4, 11/3 (18m)
Georgina Kennedy (Eng)
Millie Tomlinson (Eng)
14/12, 15/13, 11/9 (52m)
[3/4] Sarah-Jane Perry (Eng)
 Sarah-Jane Perry
11/9, 7/11, 11/8, 9/11, 11/8 (51m)
Fiona Moverley
 Sarah-Jane Perry
8/11, 11/7, 13/11, 6/11, 12/10 (60m)
Alison Waters
Fiona Moverley (Eng)
3/11, 11/6, 6/11, 11/8, 14/12 (55m)
[5/8] Sarah Kippax (Eng)
[Q] Rachel Chadwick (Eng)
11/4, 11/5, 7/11, 12/10 (37m)
[5/8] Jenny Duncalf (Eng)
Jenny Duncalf
12/10, 11/5, 11/9 (35m)
Alison Waters
[Q] Lucy Beecroft (Eng)
11/4, 11/1, 11/3 (19m)
[2] Alison Waters (Eng)

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Semi Finals

Perry shocks Waters in last-gasp semi final win

Reigning champion Alison Waters suffered a shock defeat at the hands of world number 16 Sarah-Jane Perry (right)in today’s semi final match at the 2015 National Squash Championships.

Warwickshire’s Perry took a 2-1 lead against the in-form Waters in a feisty battle between the pair. Waters, the world number 5, battled back to 2-2 and even had match ball at 10/9 in the fifth but in a quick twist of fate it was Perry who clinched the match on a stroke decision to claim her spot in her first ever National Championship final 8/11, 11/7, 13/11, 6/11, 12/10.

“It was a bit of a weird one in the end, she had match ball and then it was a bit of a harsh decision to give the stroke but I’m ecstatic to reach the final,” commented Perry.

“I played really well and I stepped it up a bit today and I think I’ll need to again tomorrow. I've never beaten Laura before so I will have to be on top form,” added the 24 year old.

It was a more straight forward affair for two time national champion Laura Massaro (left) who opened proceedings at the National Squash Centre with a 11/4, 11/7, 11/8 victory over Victoria Lust.

The 31 year old said: “I don’t think Victoria played as well as she can do today. I've put myself in a position where I’m in another final and you never know what can happen then. There are a lot of exciting younger players coming through to keep us on our toes. I feel hungry for the title this year and I’m looking forward to finals day, it’s always a great atmosphere in Manchester.”

In the men’s event Daryl Selby (right) blamed ‘mental weakness’ for a slow start in the first men’s semi final of the day. Adrian Waller raced to a 11/4, 11/5 lead before Selby, the 2011 champion regrouped and pulled the match back into his favour to win in five.

Speaking afterwards Selby said: "At 2-0 down it wasn't looking good, mentally I was fragile. I haven't seen my little boy much over the past month and spending a night at home with him seemed more appealing to be honest. That's a bad thing to say as a professional squash player, my dad told me after the second game that my son Noah wouldn't want me to lose 3-0 so I pulled myself together and started playing a lot better.

“I don't want to take anything away from Adrian because he was awesome in the first two games, I obviously just need to go away and work on my mental side with someone!" added Selby.

Selby will meet six time national champion Nick Matthew (right) in the men’s final after the Yorkshireman dispatched Guernsey’s Chris Simpson 11/9, 11/8, 11/6.

“He kept fighting back, but I got there in the end. Good to see so many youngsters coming through this week with four brand new semi finalists,” said Matthew.
The event run in conjunction with Manchester City Council also welcomes over a thousand of Manchester’s school children to the National Squash Centre as part of the event’s legacy programme. Children will have the chance to experience live squash, meet the players and take part in mini-squash activities


Quarter Finals

Massaro Survives Scare To Make Semis

Former world champion Laura Massaro (right) survived a scare from the up and coming Emily Whitlock to reach the semi finals of the National Squash Championships in Manchester.

20 year old Whitlock nicked the first game at the National Squash Centre 13/11 before Massaro crept back to draw level. In the third game Massaro lead 8-6 before Whitlock used her speed and precision to take a surprising 2-1 lead.

Massaro regrouped and managed to find her form to recover the next two games and the match to book her spot in the semi finals with an 11/13, 12/10, 9/11, 11/2, 11/4 victory.

“After I went 2-1 down I just thought you're going to lose here so you might as well just go for it. So I pushed up the court and really tried to volley everything, which was a dangerous tactic but it worked,” Massaro explained.

"I have to remind myself before I go on that I've won this trophy twice before, I have a World Championship title and I've won the British Open, so really the pressure is off and anything else is just a bonus.

"It's always tough against Emily as I was coached by her dad for two years so I feel like they know my weaknesses and I know hers!” added 31 year old Massaro.

Massaro will face Bedfordshire’s Victoria Lust (left) who caused an upset in the first match of the day with a win over seasoned professional Madeline Perry.

There was almost a giant killing in the last women’s quarter final with the relatively unknown Fiona Moverley pushing Sarah-Jane Perry to a deciding fifth game only to lose out 11/8.

Hull based Moverley said: “I’m proud of my performance, I was so excited to be out there, my first time on the glass court and my first time in the quarter finals. I was just looking to enjoy it. It was a great win yesterday and I was hoping to have a similar performance which I thought I did by pushing her right to the very end.

“After four years away from the tour I’m looking to challenge again, my highest ranking was 43 so I want to better that. Hopefully get into the top 20 or top 10” added Moverley.

Alison Waters (right) is seeded to meet Massaro in the final but had to be in top form to beat a spirited Jenny Duncalf 12/10, 11/5, 11/9.

In the men’s event Nick Matthew is still on course for a record seventh national title as he defeated the last remaining Scottish challenger, Alan Clyne 11/4, 11/6, 11/4.

“Hopefully everyone comes back tomorrow for a nice romantic Valentine’s Day at the squash,” joked Matthew afterwards.

Matthew will face Guernsey’s Chris Simpson after he beat Surrey’s Joe Lee 11/8, 11/3, 11/5.

In the other half of the draw Daryl Selby (left) was pleased to make the semi final stages after a win against his teammate Tom Richards, “I’m delighted to win. It’s a pity that James (Willstrop) is missing, but that doesn’t make it easier for me. I’ll have to be 100% focused,” Daryl said.

Selby will face Adrian Waller who defeated 23 year old Charles Sharpes 11/3, 11/3 11/6.

The event run in conjunction with Manchester City Council also welcomes over a thousand of Manchester’s school children to the National Squash Centre as part of the event’s legacy programme. Children will have the chance to experience live squash, meet the players and take part in mini-squash activities.

2nd Round

Defending champion Alison Waters eyes up fifth national title

Defending champion Alison Waters is through to the quarter finals of the National Squash Championships in Manchester after a convincing 11/4, 11/1, 11/3 win against Lucy Beecroft.

Waters is seeded to meet rival and world number three Laura Massaro, who also had a comfortable victory, in Sunday’s final.

“I've already won four national titles but I’d love to get my hands on it for a fifth time,” said Waters.  

The men’s draw has been thrown wide open after the number two seed, James Willstrop, withdrew from the tournament due to injury.

Nick Matthew (right) continues the hunt for a record seventh title after a 11/3, 11/9, 11/5 win against the up and coming Declan James.  

Speaking afterwards Matthew said: “Declan is a good friend and we train a lot together so I had to be on my game.  I really do feel for James (Willstrop) but I have to focus on my own job, there’s a lot of banana skins out there.”

Elsewhere the majority of results also went to seeding as the 2011 National Champion Daryl Selby also reached the quarter final stages.

However, there was an upset in the women’s draw as world number 92, Yorkshire’s Fiona Moverley (left), beat Sarah Kippax 3-2 after a dramatic final game. 

Kippax ranked 73 places higher than her opponent was unable to capitalise on a strong start and despite leading 2-1 was pegged back as the 28 year old took a shock victory.

It was a more straight forward affair for Sarah Jane Perry, Emily Whitlock and Jenny Duncalf who all recorded wins.

The event run in conjunction with Manchester City Council also welcomes over a thousand of Manchester’s school children to the National Squash Centre as part of the event’s legacy programme. Children will have the chance to experience live squash, meet the players and take part in mini-squash activities.   


1st Round

Nick Matthew starts fight for record seventh title

England’s Nick Matthew (right) has successfully started his campaign to win a record seventh national title with a victory as the National Squash Championships got underway in Manchester today.

17 year old qualifier Patrick Rooney from Merseyside had a dream tie against the three time world champion and the youngster certainly made the most of his chance on the all glass court at the National Squash Centre.

“It was good to see a young player playing so well on the glass court, he’s got a good head on his shoulders. The Nationals are a great opportunity for younger players to make a name for themselves,” said Matthew.

Despite a strong start from Rooney the Yorkshireman capitalised on his experience and pace as he defeated the plucky teenager 11/5, 11/2, 11/2.

“Everyone saw the strength of British squash at the Commonwealth Games so I need to stay on my toes.  I love the venue and court so I’m feeling good,” added Matthew.

Elsewhere Daryl Selby and James Willstrop (left) both survived scares from lower ranked opposition.  Willstrop, who was making his first appearance in Manchester since undergoing a hip operation, squeezed past Devon’s Lyell Fuller 3-2 after a slow start.

“It was tough but I am fit to play, otherwise I wouldn't be here,” explained Willstrop.

Scotland’s number one Alan Clyne also made it through to the second round after a close encounter against the resilient Ashley Davies, a player ranked 125 places below the Scot. 

The event run in conjunction with Manchester City Council also welcomes over a thousand of Manchester’s school children to the National Squash Centre as part of the event’s legacy programme. Children will have the chance to experience live squash, meet the players and take part in mini-squash activities.   

The women’s event gets underway tomorrow with Laura Massaro and Alison Waters both in action. 


The National Squash Championships are back in Manchester where the best of British will battle it out to become National Champions. Hot on the heels of England’s superstars Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro are the next generation of British players, hoping to dethrone the King and Queen of English squash.  

Watch and meet the talented youngsters in Manchester including Emily Whitlock, George Parker, Adrian Waller, Victoria Temple-Murray (biographies attached) as they play alongside and challenge England's world champions Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro plus Commonwealth medalists Peter Barker, Alison Waters and Daryl Selby for the national title. 
Also, meet the oldest and youngest competitor, 17 year old Mari Taylor and 80 year old Malcolm Gilham as the Masters commence their National title challenge. 
Schedule is as follows:
Wed 11 Feb: Men's Round One from 12pm
Thur 12 Feb: Men's Round Two and Women's Round One from 12pm
Fri 13 Feb: Quarter finals from 12pm
Sat 14 Feb: Semi finals from 12pm
Sun 15 Feb: Finals from 2pm 


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