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TODAY in Glasgow – Day EIGHT

TODAY in Glasgow – Day EIGHT

The doubles events are down to the knockout stages, with last sixteens in the Men’s and Mixed, quarter-finals in the women’s …

Top seeds progress in Glasgow

14CG24585The top four seeds in each of the three doubles events made it through to the quarter-finals after two days of pool play.

In the men’s event there is heavy home interest in the last eight with two English, two Scottish and one Welsh pair winning their last sixteen matches. The biggest casualties were Kiwi fifth seeds Campbell Grayson and Martin Knight, who lost out in straight games to compatriots Lance Beddoes & Paul Coll, the 11th seeds.

14CG23479Welshmen Peter Creed and David Evans also upset the seedings – just – as they beat Malaysia’s Valentino Bong and Ivan Yuen. The Australian pairings look strong, and two of tomorrow’s quarter-finals will be Scotland v Australia affairs.

14CG24267The top seven seeds are through to the mixed quarter-finals, with India’s Joshana Chinappa & Harinderpal Sandhu causing the only upset as they beat 8th seeds Arnold & Adnan.

England are guaranteed a Gold medal in the women’s event after wins by Jenny Duncalf & Laura Massaro and Emma Beddoes & Alison Waters – the first and third seeds – set up an all-English semi. The other semi-final will be between Australia’s second seeds Kasey Brown & Rachael Grinham and Indian pairing Joshana Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal.

PLAYOFF MATCHES

Men’s Last Sixteen:
[1] Grant & Matthew (ENG) 2-0 [15] Binnie & Burrowes (JAM) 11-6, 11-5
[10] Creed &  Evans (WAL) -2-0 [9]  Bong & Yuen (MAS) 11-3, 11-2
[4] Clyne & Leitch (SCO) 2-0 [14] Lengwe & Ndhlovu (ZAM) 11-4, 11-4
[6] Cuskelly & Karwalski (AUS) 2-0 [12] Franklin & Kyme (BER)  11-4, 11-4
[11] Beddoes & Coll (NZL) 2-0 [5] Grayson & Knight (NZL)  11-7, 11-10
[3] Selby & Willstrop (ENG) 2-0 [13] Fitzgerald & Haley (WAL) 11-1, 11-9
[8] Crawford & Lobban (SCO) 2-1 [7] Ghosal & Sandhu (IND) 11-5, 8-11, 11-9
[2] Palmer & Pilley (AUS) 2-0 Hindle & Zammit-Lewis (MLT)  11-4, 11-3

Women’s quarter-finals:
[1] Duncalf & Massaro (ENG) 2-0 [7] Camilleri & Urquhart (AUS) 11-7, 11-4
[3] Beddoes & Waters (ENG) 2-0 [4] David & Low (MAS)  11-10. 11-8
[5] Chinappa & Pallikal (IND) 2-0 [6] King & Landers-Murphy (NZL)  11-9, 11-5
[2] Brown & Grinham (AUS) 2-0 [8] Tesni & Saffery(WAL)  11-10, 11-6

Mixed Last Sixteen:
[1] Brown & Pilley
(AUS) 2-0 [15] Clark & Moran (SCO) 11-2, 11-10
[7] Landers-Murphy & Coll (NZL) 2-1 [9] Gillen-Buchert & Clyne (SCO)  11-9, 9-11, 11-5
[3] Grinham & Palmer (AUS) 2-0 [13] Evans & Creed (WAL) 11-5, 11-4
[5] Pallikal & Ghosal (IND) 2-0[11] Saffery & Evans (WAL)  11-8, 11-4
[6] Kippax & Selby (ENG) 2-0 [12] Cornett & Delierre (CAN)  11-7, 11-8
[4] Waters & Barker (ENG) 2-1 [14] Perry & Craig (NIR) 11-5, 10-11, 11-8
[10] Chinappa & Sandhu (IND) 2-0 [8] Arnold & Adnan (MAS) 11-8, 11-9
[2] King & Knight (NZL) 2-0 [16] Arnold &  Bong (MAS) 11-6, 11-1

They Said:

Lance Beddoes:  “You have to put aside that they’re your mates and get on with the match. It was a pretty clean match today. It’s definitely a different game – if you look at the rankings, they are 42 and 46, whereas I think we are 136 and 72! It’s definitely a leveller.”

14CG24159Laura Massaro:  “That’s probably the best we’ve played since Delhi. We’ve always said when the medals get on it, we’d bring our best game out and that was good.”

Emma Beddoes: “We obviously know their game well and they know our game well. Hopefully it will be a great game and we hope to come out on the right side of it.”

14CG23502Alan Clyne: “Harry’s really good at cross court nicks and straight nicks. He’s really good attacking-wise but he’s also really strong in the head – I know he’s never going to let us down. We work really well together as a team. I probably use my pace more and he’s got the power.”

Stewart Crawford: “Greg’s a very naturally-talented and gifted player which I think the last shot of the match proved,” continued Crawford, Scotland’s 33-year-old assistant national coach. I think we’ve got a really good balance of youth and experience and his explosiveness and my steady calming influence works really well. He can sometimes get a bit fiery. He’s an awesome talent and I can’t wait to watch him progress over the rest of this tournament and over the singles tour over the next ten years.”

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