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arrow pointing leftBack 10 February 21 - by Donna Helmer

Wall stuns top seed Willstrop in AJ Bell England Squash Championships shock

Nick Wall and James Willstrop
World No.134 Nick Wall put on a clinical performance to sensationally oust top seed and World No.17 James Willstrop from the AJ Bell England Squash Championships in Manchester today.

20-year-old Wall required 35 minutes to edge out fellow Yorkshireman Willstrop - the current British National champion - in straight games in the Group A decider, prevailing 11-8, 11-9, 11-8.

World No.42 and England Squash Challenge champion George Parker awaits Wall in the semis.

Elsewhere in the men’s draw, Declan James and Richie Fallows were rarely tested, topping Groups D and C respectively to book their place in the last four.

In the women’s draw, British National runner-up Jasmine Hutton caused a huge upset by overpowering second seed Millie Tomlinson in straight games: 11-7, 11-3, 11-7 (26m). Hutton and England Squash Challenge champion Georgina will vie for top spot in Group B.

Meanwhile, top seed Sarah-Jane Perry overcame a stern test from England No.4 Julianne Courtice, prevailing 17-15, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 in just under an hour to remain top of Group A. With three victories under her belt, Perry, the current British National champion, remains on course to reach the finals.

Watch all the action from the all-glass court and side courts live on englandsquash.tv and Facebook. For draws and results visit: englandsquash.com/englandsquashchampionships