Rehmann too strong for local stars

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World number 90 squash player Aqeel Rehmann demonstrated his pedigree after winning the Black Knight Junior Open in Moreton Hall.

The Austrian proved too strong for all local competitors, dropping just one set throughout to Steve Maitland as he looked comfortable throughout beating Welsh national Owen Taylor and Jamie Goodrich on his way to the title.

For 43-year-old Goodrich it proved one step too far, having already produced the result of the tournament in overcoming club professional Robert Dadds in a thrilling five-set semi-final.

There were also some sterling performances from the local junior players including Gus Beecroft, recently back from injury, who overcame his younger brother Billy in the ninth to 10th place-play-off 3-0.

Billy had managed to gain selection for England Under-15s squad prior to the tournament and celebrated this by beating club number two James Bird 3-2 in the previous round.

Another junior, Cameron Haddow, also managed to achieve the same feat in the previous round, while he also beat club rival George Stammers in one of the play-off matches.