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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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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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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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James Willstrop, left, on his way to victory at the US Open against Sgtephen Coppinger. Picture: squashpics.com

Inspirational James Willstrop powers through to US Open semi-finals

YORKSHIRE’S James Willstrop admitted to feeling “great” after reaching his first PSA World Series semi-final for two years.

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Yorkshire's James Willstrop celebrates his victory over Mohamed Abouelghar. Picture: squashpics.com

James Willstrop stays strong to reach US Open quarter-finals

YORKSHIRE’S James Willstrop produced another stunning performance in Philadelphia to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

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James Willstrop battles with top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy in Hull on Thursday. Picture courtesy of squashpics.com

British Open: Exit of Yorkshire’s James Willstrop ends home interest in Hull

No Englishman will compete in the last eight of the British Open for the first time since 1992 after Yorkshire’s James Willstrop was yesterday knocked out in the second round by top seed and world No 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy yesterday.

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James Willstrop, on his way to victory over Tarek Momen in Hull on Thursday. Picture: peterabram.co.uk.

British Open: Tough opener for James Willstrop sets up meeting with top man Mohamed Elshorbagy

Three-time runner-up James Willstrop enjoyed success in his first ‘final’ at the British Open - leaving himself to face an even tougher test in the second round.

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Jenny Duncalf: Suffered a surprise first round defeat at the British Open in Hull.

British Open - Chris Simpson drags himself into second round in Hull

HARROGATE’S Chris Simpson admitted he had to call upon all of his “determination and willpower” in order to make it through to the second round of the British Open in Hull.

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Harrogate-based Chris Simpson, background, during his first round duel with Miguel Angel Rodriguez. Picture: squashpics.com

Windy City Open: Harrogate’s Chris Simpson crashes out after fierce battle with Miguel Rodriguez

Harrogate’s Chris Simpson crashed out of the Windy City Open at the first hurdle after being out-gunned by No 4 seed Miguel Angel Rodriguez.

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James Willstrop, left, lost to Nick Matthew, right, in the final of the British National Championships on Sunday

Squash: Harrogate's James Willstrop loses fifth British Nationals final to Nick Matthew

Harrogate based squash player James Willstrop continued his hoodoo against Yorkshire rival Nick Matthew as he fell to defeat in the British National Championships final on Sunday.

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National Championships: Jenny Duncalf looking to take advantage of ‘home’ comforts in Manchester

YORKSHIRE’S Jenny Duncalf is hoping familiar surroundings can help inspire her to a third British Nationals title in Manchester.

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James Willstrop, right, lost out to world No 1 Gregory Gaultier in the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday. Picture: Steve Cubbins/squashsite.com

James Willstrop and Jenny Duncalf see Hong Kong hopes ended - but Nick Matthew prevails

WORLD No 1 Gregory Gaultier acknowledged he had been given a serious test before ending the Hong Kong Open hopes of Yorkshireman James Willstrop.

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Sheffield's Nick Matthew.

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop enjoy success in Hong Kong openers

Sheffield’s Nick Matthew eased through to the second round of the Hong Kong Open with an emphatic win over Egypt’s Marwen Elshorbagy.

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Jenny Duncalf buoyed for Hong Kong return

Harrogate’s Jenny Duncalf is heading into the first round of the Hong Kong Open next week in high spirits following her recent win in the Monte Carlo Classic.

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James Willstrop battlesd with Gregory Gaultier in the semi-final. Picture: squashpics.com

Willstrop’s ‘fantastic’ run at World Championships comes to an end in semi-finals

James Willstrop’s thrilling run at the World Championships may have ended one step short of the final, but the Yorkshireman said he was thrilled to have exceeded his own expectations.

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James Willstrop, right, on his way to victory over tournament favourite and world No 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy at the World Championships. Picture: squashpics.com

Willstrop hails ‘best-ever performance ‘ after downing world No 1 Elshorbagy

JAMES WILLSTROP blasted through to the quarter-finals of the World Championships by beating world No 1 and tournament favourite Mohamed Elshorbagy.

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James Willstrop. Picture supplied by squashpics.com

Favourite is next in line for Willstrop

JAMES WILLSTROP will head into today’s world championship showdown with top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy buoyed by a “tough” win over India’s Saurav Ghosal.

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Jenny Duncalf.

Timely Monaco triumph sees Duncalf warm up well for Far East challenges

JENNY DUNCALF warmed up in the best way possible for what promises to be a hectic December with victory in the Monte Carlo Classic.

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Squash ace Chris Simpson revels in St George’s title glory ahead of World Championships quest

Harrogate squash player Chris Simpson claimed the biggest scalp of his career after winning the St George’s Hill Classic last week.

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