Sport in Short: Squash

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The Independent Online
ENGLAND'S top men players look set to boycott the National Championship in Manchester next month. Seven of the top 10, who are playing in the Cathay Pacific Open in Hong Kong, have sent an ultimatum to the Squash Rackets Association demanding that the event, from 14 to 18 January, be upgraded and the prize money increased. The players involved are the England No 2, Chris Walker, third-ranked Simon Parke, the England captain, Phil Whitlock, Del Harris, and internationals Jason Nicolle, Tony Hands and Stephen Meads.

HONG KONG OPEN Second round: C Dittmar (Aus) bt H Wiens (Ger) 15-6 15-12 12-15 15-4; R Martin (Aus) bt R Norman (NZ) 15-1 15-8 15-7; B Martin (Aus) bt Jahangir Khan (Pak) 17-14 15-10 15-12; T Nancarrow (Aus) bt J Nicolle (Eng) 15-13 15-10 15-9; R Eyles (Aus) bt M Carlyon (Aus) 15-11 16-17 15-13 11-15 15-6; C Walker (Eng) bt S Meads (Eng) 15-9 15-11 15-13; A Schreiber (Aus) bt D Harris (Eng) 15-7 8-15 15-8 9-15 17-16; S Parke (Eng) bt A Hill (Aus) 15-8 15-5 15-6.