Sporting Digest: Squash

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CHRIS WALKER and Tony Hands, the England internationals, have joined Leeks Wizards for the new league season. Walker helped Lambs win the title last term while Hands was a regular for second- placed Cannons, but both teams have pulled out of the league.

ANDREW SHUM of Hong Kong was disqualified from the New Zealand Open in Wellington yesterday after striking his opponent, New Zealand's Campbell Barbour, with his racket.

WORLD JUNIOR WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Kuala Lumpur) Fifth qualifying round (Pool A): England 3 United States 0 (J Tranfield bt K Johnson 9-2 9-6 9-7, S Brind bt H Ells 9-0 9-2 9-3, T Shenton bt I Pochoda 9-3 9-3 9-1); New Zealand 3 Malasyia 0; South Africa 3 Hong Kong 0. Pool B: Canada 3 Ireland 0 (J Thomas bt L Mylotte 9-5 9-2 9-5, J Dimauro bt S Thornton 9-1 5-9 9-4 9-6, M Baizley bt A McGeever 10-8 9-3 0-9 9-1); Australia 3 Germany 0; Egypt 2 Switzerland 1.