All eyes were on the men’s final on the final day of the World Doubles Championship as Greg Lobban and Rory Stewart took on the top seeded English duo of Declan James and James Willstrop.
The highest level of squash was played on the court in a physical battle between two teams at the top of their game.
A fantastic winner from Greg Lobban put Scotland 10-8 up, but the English team fought back to win the first game 11-10.
The second game was filled with close rallies and two teams that could barely be separated – a common theme throughout this tournament.
Lobban had a great nick and received great acclaim from the crowd, and Stewart had a great smash to complement his all-round great play.
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Ultimately the English pair would pull away to win the game 11-6 and the match 2-0.
The Scottish pair defied their status as sixth seeds to win the silver medal, and the high levels of performance from both bodes well for the future of squash in Scotland.
Alan Clyne and Douglas Kempsell played Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller in the bronze medal match.
In a game where the two teams couldn’t be separated, the Scots would eventually go on to win and clinch third place.
The first game finished 11-9 to Scotland, but England fought back to win the second game 11-10.
With England ahead in the third game, it took a strong Scottish performance to pull back from behind and take the lead.
A trademark Clyne volley took the Scots to within two points of the English pair, and was met with applause from opponent Daryl Selby.
Waller caught the tin with an error in the final point, setting up match ball for Scotland.
The Scots would clinch the point, and the combination of relief and delight was clear to see on the faces of Clyne and Kempsell.
Elsewhere today, Greg Lobban and Lisa Aitken beat the Welsh pair Joel Makin and Tesni Evans 11-8, 11-9 to clinch third position in the mixed doubles.
Georgia Adderley and Lisa Aitken overcame English duo Georgina Kennedy and Lucy Turmel 11-5, 3-11, 11-4 to clinch fifth place in the women’s doubles.
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