Sporting Digest: Squash

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England's Paul Johnson will meet the local player Ahmed Barada in the semi-final of the Al-Ahram International in Cairo today. Johnson beat Australia's Dan Jenson 15-7 15-2 11-15 15-10 to earn a place in the last four, while Barada kept local interest alive with victory over the world No 1 Rodney Eyles in front of 5,000 fans in an open-air court close to the great pyramids of Giza. In the women's event England's Cassie Jackman will meet Sarah Fitzgerald of Australia for a place in the final.

AL-AHRAM INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Cairo) Men's quarter finals: A Barada (Eg) bt R Eyles (Aus) 15-13 17-16 15-12; P Johnson (Eng) bt D Jenson (Aus) 15-7 15-2 11-15 15-10. Women's quarter-finals: S Fitz-Gerald (Aus) bt L Charman (Eng) 9-5 9-0 9-4; C Jackman (Eng) bt N Grainger (SA) 9-7 9- 0 9-4.

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