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Howard Harding, Dec 22, 2005   
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Linda Elriani – the England
#1 .
Photo © 2005
Debra Tessier

 

British squash champions Lee
Beachill
and Linda Elriani have
retained their positions at the top of the end-of-year
England rankings, announced today (Thursday) by England
Squash
, though both are being chased by new
rivals who have moved up to second place in the lists.

 The
top four places in the men’s list are occupied by members
of the England squad which convincingly won the World Team Championships title
in Pakistan earlier
this month – bringing the trophy back to Britain
after an eight-year absence.

 Beachill,
the 28-year-old Yorkshireman from Pontefract who became
the men’s British champion early this year for the third
time in his fifth successive final, has held the number
one ranking throughout the year.  But
close behind is his good friend and Pontefract club-mate James
Willstrop
, whom he beat in the 2005 final.  Willstrop,
22, moves up a place to No2 – the same position he
currently occupies in the world rankings, ahead of Beachill!

Team-mates Peter Nicol and Nick
Matthew
(both also with county allegiances to
Yorkshire) are at three and four, respectively, whilst
former England number one Simon Parke – also a Yorkshireman – remains
at five.

Notable
risers in the list are Shropshire’s Jonathan
Kemp
, who moves three places into the top ten
at ten for the first time, and Somerset’s Joey
Barrington
, who leaps five places to 12.

Linda
Elriani became England No1 for the first time in February
after winning her maiden British national title.  The
34-year-old from Eastbourne, who was out of action in
the middle of the year with a hamstring injury, recovered
last month to crush Malaysia’s British Open champion Nicol David in the Premier
Squash League (PSL)
.

Manchester’s Vicky Botwright jumps
three places to a career-high No2 in the new list and is
likely to be seeded to meet Elriani in February’s British
National Championships
women’s final in Manchester.

London’s Alison
Waters
moves to a best-ever No5, behind Lincolnshire’s Tania
Bailey
at three and Harrogate’s Jenny
Duncalf
at four.

Middlesex’s Dominique Lloyd-Walter rises
two places to make her top ten debut at nine, while Merseyside’s Georgina
Stoker
bursts into the women’s top 20 at 15.

 



British Men’s Dec 2005 Rankings:
1       (1)        Lee
Beachill                      (Yorks)
2       (3)        James
Willstrop                (Yorks)
3       (2)        Peter
Nicol                        (Yorks)
4       (4)        Nick
Matthew                   (Yorks)
5       (5)        Simon
Parke                     (Yorks)
6       (6)        Adrian
Grant                    (Kent)
7       (7)        Mark
Chaloner                  (Lincs)
8       (9)        Peter
Barker                     (Essex)
9       (8)        Bradley
Ball                      (Suffolk)
10     (13)      Jonathon
Kemp                (Shropshire)
11     (10)      Marcus
Berrett                 (Yorks)
12     (17)      Joey
Barrington                (Somerset)
13     (11)      Stacey
Ross                    (Surrey)
14     (15)      Nick
Taylor                       (Lancs)
15     (16)      Stephen
Meads                (Berks)
16     (18)      Alister
Walker                   (Glos)
17     (14)      Ben
Garner                      (Surrey)
18     (19)      Pete
Genever                   (Sussex)
19     (20)      Alex
Stait                          (Glos)
20     (12)      Scott
Handley                   (Oxon)

Women’s British Dec 2005 Rankings:
1       (1)        Linda
Elriani                      (Sussex)
2       (5)        Vicky
Botwright               (Lancs)
3       (2)        Tania
Bailey                      (Lincs)
4       (3)        Jenny
Duncalf                  (Yorks)
5       (6)        Alison
Waters                  (Middx)
6       (9)        Laura
Lengthorn              (Lancs)
7       (8)        Fiona
Geaves                   (Glos)
8       (7)        Stephanie
Brind                (Kent)
9       (11)      Dominique
Lloyd-Walter   (Middx)
10     (10)      Rebecca
Botwright          (Lancs)
11     (12)      Lauren
Briggs                  (Essex)
12     (13)      Laura
Hill                          (Derbyshire)
13     (14)      Suzie
Pierrepont               (Sussex)
14     (15)      Sarah
Kippax                   (Cheshire)
15     (-)         Georgina
Stoker               (Merseyside)
16     (16)      Kirsty
McPhee                  (Yorks)
17     (17)      Lauren
Siddall                  (Yorks)
18     (18)      Emma
Beddoes                (Warwicks)
19     (19)      Jennifer
Knibbs                (Derbyshire)
20     (20)      Caroline
Chaloner             (Sussex)


 
   
   
 



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