Marvellous Massaro is on top of the world

Laura Massaro has followed up the success of her Benz-Bavarian Duffield teammate Nick Matthew on the world stage by lifting the world squash title.

She beat Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini in the 2014 World Championships final, held in Malaysia.

In doing so, she has become England’s first female squash world champion for 15 years.

The success comes just four months after Nick Matthew’s world title in the men’s competition, a notable double for the players themselves and local side they represent with such distinction in the Premier Squash League.

Meanwhile, Massaro’s Benz-Bavarian Duffield side has sealed its place in the Premier Squash League play-offs.

The side, currently top of Group A in the Premier Squash League, plays its final game of the group programme on Tuesday, April 1, with a home game against Birmingham.

The play-off semi-finals then get under way on Tuesday, April 8 for Felix Frixou’s side, who have seven wins and two defeats from their nine league games so far this campaign.

Finally, Duffield Squash and Racketball Club’s Lesley Sturgess has excelled again at the 2014 East Midlands Regional Racketball Closed Championships.

The event took place at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club.

In the Women’s event, Lesley managed to retain her title and won both her matches.

Jo Shelley took her all the way during their match which finished 11-13 11-9 11-7 2-11 11-7. Nina Parker managed an impressive end to the day wining 3-0 against Jo and therefore gaining the runner-up position.

This was a very close run event with plenty of tight matches and organisers would like to extend a huge congratulations to all those that took part and also thank the Nottingham Squash Rackets Club for hosting this great event.