George Parker produced another sensational performance at the CIB Black Ball Squash Open being staged in Cairo at the Black Ball Sporting Club to progress to the third round of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Platinum World Tour event.

Parker continued his strong start to the season by reaching the last 16 in Cairo, courtesy of a 12-14 11-5 11-4 11-7 victory over Egypt’s Karim El Hammamy – who had caused an upset in the previous round by knocking out compatriot Mazen Hesham.

“All credit to Karim – he’s such a good counter player and makes you hit a lot of balls to the front,” said the 22-year-old Englishman. “Sometimes you see your margin go down and you start to hit tins and lose your head but luckily I managed to hit a lot more winners than tins today and I just dug in.”

Parker will now face Egypt’s World No.10 Mohamed Abouelghar for a place in the quarter-finals at the PSA Platinum tournament after the Egyptian defeated wildcard Shehab Essam by an 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 margin.

Fellow UNSQUASHABLE player & USA No.1 Todd Harrity will today play Paul Coll of New Zealand.

CIB Black Ball Open 2018, Black Ball Sporting Club, Cairo, Egypt

PSA World Tour Platinum, 3 – 9 December 2018

2nd Round:

[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Max Lee (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 13-11, 2-11, 12-10 (53m)

Eain Yow Ng (MAS) bt Campbell Grayson (NZL) 3-0: 11-4, 11-9, 11-7 (43m)

Diego Elias (PER) bt Nicolas Mueller (SUI) 3-1: 11-7, 11-7, 6-11, 11-1 (35m)

[7] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 (32m)

[8] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) bt [WC] Shehab Essam (EGY) 3-0: 11-3, 11-8, 11-7 (35m)

George Parker (ENG) bt Karim El Hammamy (EGY) 3-1: 12-14, 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 (70m)

Raphael Kandra (GER) bt Tom Richards (ENG) 3-1: 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 (44m)

[3] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 3-1: 11-4, 11-5, 11-13, 11-5 (41m)

Draw: Round Two (Bottom half) – To be played December 5

[4] Simon Rösner (GER) v Alan Clyne (SCO)

Gregoire Marche (FRA) v Leo Au (HKG)

Zahed Salem (EGY) v Chris Simpson (ENG)

Todd Harrity (USA) v [6] Paul Coll (NZL)

[5] Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)

Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) v Saurav Ghosal (IND)

Declan James (ENG) v Mostafa Asal (EGY)

Lucas Serme (FRA) v [2] Ali Farag (EGY)

Draw: Round Three (Top half) – To be played December 6

[1] Mohamed ElShorbagy (EGY) v Eain Yow Ng (MAS)

Diego Elias (PER) v [7] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)

[8] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v George Parker (ENG)

Raphael Kandra (GER) v [3] Tarek Momen (EGY)

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