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SQUASH: Bronze for English pair

England's James Willstrop (centre) and Daryl Selby (right) celebrate defeating Scotland

England's James Willstrop (centre) and Daryl Selby (right) celebrate defeating Scotland

England’s James Willstrop and Daryl Selby have won bronze in the men’s doubles squash after defeating Scotland’s Harry Leitch and Alan Clyne at Scotstoun on the final day of the Commonwealth Games.

Willstrop asked the match referee to tell the audience to try and silence their screaming children midway through a tense opening game before the Scottish duo edged 7-5 in front.

The English duo moved ahead before there was a short break after Selby accidentally smashed his racquet into Clyne's face, forcing the Scot to replace his visor, but Willstrop and Selby continued their comeback to take the first game.

A closely-fought second was also won by the England pair in front of the Scottish crowd.

Earlier, top seeds Kasey Brown and Cameron Pilley from Australia defeated number two seeds Joelle King and Martin Knight of New Zealand 8-11 11-9 11-8 in a mammoth match time of one hour and 20 minutes to win mixed doubles bronze.

 

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