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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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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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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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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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Yorkshire Squash League: Pontefract winning streak ended by Dunnington

Dunnington marked their opening fixture of the 2016-17 Yorkshire Squash League campaign by ending Pontefract’s 100 per cent record.

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Yorkshire Squash league: Pontefract remain perfect on two fronts

After two rounds of the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division only three teams can boast 100 per cent records – and two are from Pontefract.

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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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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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Yorkshire Squash League: Barnsley made to wait for what seems certain title triumph

Hallamshire reduced Barnsley’s lead at the top of the Allam Marine Yorkshire Squash League to 16 points this week, but Barnsley still look certain to win the trophy for only the second time in their history.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Lead maintained by Barnsley as second title edges into view

Barnsley remain on course for only their second Allam Marine Yorkshire Squash League title after maintaining their 18-point lead over second-placed Hallamshire at the top of the Premier Division this week.

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Yorkshire Squash League: Pressure growing on leaders Barnsley as Hallamshire rein them in

Hallamshire continue to make further inroads into Barnsley’s lead at the top of the Allam Marine Yorkshire Premier Squash League.

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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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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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Squash: British Open given one ‘Hull’ of a lift

The British Open squash championships gave the city of Hull something to lift the mood at the weekend. The world’s most prestigious event, the final one of the season, featured an English player, Laura Massaro, on finals day, two French and one Egyptian.

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