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North Kessock and Scotland squash star Greg Lobban loses to Australian wife Donna Lobban in mixed doubles at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham


By Will Clark

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Greg Lobban was defeated by his wife Donna Lobban to be knocked out of the quarter finals of the mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

Squash player Greg Lobban. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Squash player Greg Lobban. Picture: Callum Mackay..

The North Kessock athlete, who was paired with Lisa Aitken representing Scotland lost to his wife Donna and Cameron Pilley who were representing Australia 2–1 in Birmingham.

Lobban and Aitken took a 1–0 lead after winning the first game 11–9.

But they lost the second game 11–8 before the Australian pair took the third game 11–8 to progress to the semi finals.

Lobban is still in the men's doubles competition with Perth's Rory Stewart after progressing to the quarter finals earlier today.

But they required three games to defeat Tayyab Aslab and Nasir Iqbal from Pakistan in a 2–1 win.

The Scots, who won silver at the World Doubles Championships, won the first game 11–4, but lost the second 11–10. But they comfortably won the third 11–3.

They will face Zac Alexander and Ryan Cuskelly of Australia in the quarter finals tomorrow at 6.45pm.

But there was disappointment for Munlochy squash player Alan Clyne who suffered defeat with Douglas Kempsell from Edinburgh.

The Scottish pair suffered a 2–1 defeat to Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh from India.

Clyne and Kempsell, who won bronze at the World Doubles Championships in Glasgow earlier this year, won the first game 11–8.

But they lost the next two games 11–10 and 11–8 to go out of the competition.


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