Sporting Digest: Squash

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The Independent Online
ENGLAND will today play Finland for the bronze medal in the PIA/CAA World Team Championships in Karachi after losing 2-1 to Pakistan in Saturday's semi-finals, despite producing one of the best performances by an English side.

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (Karachi, Pak) Semi-finals: Australia 2 Finland 1 (R Martin lost to S Elopuro 8-10 9-10 9-4 9-0; R Eyles bt J Raumolin 9-4 9-4 9-3; B Martin bt P Pekkanten 9-0 10-8 9-6). Pakistan 2 England 1 (Jansher Khan bt P Marshall 9-4 9-10 9-2 9-1; Jahangir Khan bt P Whitlock 9-5 9-5 9-3; Zarak Jahan lost to C Walker 5-9 1-9 9-7 9-5 5-9). Fifth place play-offs: Egypt 2 Ireland 1 (G El Amir lost to D Ryan 2-9 0-9 2-9; A Barada bt W Hosey 9-3 6-9 9-5 9-4; A Wagih bt G Stewart 6-9 9-6 9-6 9-2); Sweden 2 Scotland 1 (F Johnson lost to P Nicol 6-9 4-9 3-9; A Thoren bt M Maclean 9-7 9-3 9-0; D Ritchie lost to P Sjosten 5-9 8-10 9-4 9-4 9-3); Germany 2 Netherlands 1; New Zealand 3 Canada 0; New Zealand 3 Sweden 0; Egypt 2 Germany 1. Ninth place: Ireland 3 Netherlands 0 (D Ryan bt L Buit 7-9 1-9 9-5 9-0 9-3; W Hosey bt M Vertogen 9-3 9-3 9-6; K Flynn bt P Scheeder 9-3 9-3 9-4); Scotland 2 Canada 1 (P Nicol bt J Crombie 7-9 9-2 9-1 9-0; M Maclean bt J Hickox 7-9 9-8 9-6 9-5; D Ritchie lost to W Cabell 9-0 6-9 3-9 9-6 4-9). 13th place: Wales 3 Denmark 0 (A Davies bt T Hoelgaard 10-8 9-1 9-1; G Davies bt C Vinther 9-7 9-2 9-5; A Gough bt A Jakobsen 4-9 9-3 9-2 9-3); Wales 3 France 0 (A Davies bt J Elstob 9-1 9-2 9-5; G Davies bt S Khan 3-9 9-2 9-3 9-0; A Gough bt A Nicholas 10-9 9-4 9-1); South Africa 3 Austria 0; Hong Kong 3 Switzerland 0; US 3 Kuwait 0.

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