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Squash: Nicol receives home help

BRITAIN'S world champions, Peter Nicol and Cassie Campion, both had comfortable victories on the second day of the British Open Championships in Aberdeen yesterday.

The English top seed, Campion, wrapped up a 9-3, 9-0, 9-4 second-round win in just 29 minutes over Rachael Grinham, of Australia, who won last week's Indian Open in Madras.

Then Scotland's Nicol, the No 2 seed, received huge vocal support from his home fans as he overcame the Australian qualifier Anthony Ricketts 15-11, 15-13, 15-9.

Yorkshire's Simon Parke, eased through against the Lincolnshire qualifier Mark Chaloner.

The fourth seed, Linda Charman, reached the women's quarter-finals after beating the three-times world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald of Australia.