Kent’s Adrian Grant is partnering Nick Matthew in the Commonwealth Games Men’s Doubles competition in Glasgow.

Adrian and Nick are the defending champions, following their win in Delhi four years ago. They began their quest for gold by beating Malta’s Brad Hindle and Daniel Zammit-Lewis in their opening match today.

The crowds in Glasgow have been amazing for the squash, with more than 2,000 every day for the singles and over 1,000 in today for the opening session of the doubles.

Last night was a very special moment for squash with England’s gold medal men’s singles champion Nick Matthew joining runner-up James Willstrop, bronze medal winner Peter Barker and women’s silver medalist Laura Massaro on the sofa with Gary Lineker live on prime time TV on the BBC.

Most of England’s national newspapers also provided outstanding coverage of the squash today.

The wider doubles court looks great and the lower tin (13 inches) is certainly generating more attacking squash.

The atmosphere at the Scotstoun campus is absolutely fantastic and the BBC Red Button coverage has been superb.

I’ll be more than happy to give a shout-out to any fans coming up from Kent!

 

 

Posted by Alan Thatcher on July 29, 2014

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