English Masters Chairman Martin Pearse rounds up the England players performance …
England Squash Masters proved yet again that they are the top Masters Nation in the World when they easily won the medals table in the World Masters Squash Championship in Johannesburg, South Africa.
England, with only 52 entrants – 80% of the top players did not travel – claimed 6 Gold Medals, 9 Silver and 3 Bronze, whilst host Nation South Africa, with well over 600 entrants and players in 10 finals, came away with just 3 Golds , 7 Silvers and 8 Bronzes.
Third was Australia with two Golds and two silvers and fourth were the USA and Ireland with two Golds each.
The inaugural Nations Cup was won by South Africa, but Masters Spokesman Robert Smith commented:
“As in cricket, where few can understand the Duckworth Lewis scoring method, the same analogy applies to the make up of how this Nations Cup decision was reached, in effect including all last 16 players contributing to a points based system.
“Be that as it may, we are proud yet again, to be the no 1 Masters Nation, not withstanding that many of our top players decided not to travel due to altitude and safety fears.”
MO45 Nick Taylor, WO55 Karen Hume, WO60 Julie Field, WO70 Ann ManleyMO75 Adrian Wright, MO80
WO35 Lauren Briggs, WO45 Andrea Santamaria, MO50 Yawar Abbas, WO55 Jill Campion, MO65 Ian Graham, M070 Guy Davies, WO70 Bett Dryhurst, MO80 John Woodliffe
WO50 Zoe Durbach, MO70 Martin Pearse, MO80 Lance Kinder