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CG2022 | Chris Binnie bows out at squash round-of-16 stage

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 4:15 PM
Christopher Binnie of Team Jamaica plays a shot during a Men's Singles Round of 16 match against Adrian Waller of Team England on day three of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at University of Birmingham Hockey & Squash Centre on Sunday.
Christopher Binnie of Team Jamaica plays a shot during a Men's Singles Round of 16 match against Adrian Waller of Team England on day three of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at University of Birmingham Hockey & Squash Centre on Sunday.

Jamaica’s Chris Binnie hit a brick wall called England’s Adrian Waller in the round of 16 of the squash competition at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England this morning.

Waller won the match in straight sets, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4.

Binnie, having benefitted from a walkover in his round-of-32 match against India’s Ramit Tandon, found a gulf between himself and Waller, who is ranked at number 26 in the world.

Waller has also spent quite a bit of time among the top 20 in the world.

With Binnie ranked at 125, a victory, or even a major fight, was always going to be a bridge too far.

In the plate competition, which decides the lower positions among the men’s singles, Jamaica’s Julian Morrison is through to the quarter-finals, having beaten Ghana’s Evans Ayihm, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6.

Morrison will be back in action tomorrow against Joe Chapman of the British Virgin Islands. That match-up takes place at 8:15 a.m. Jamaica time.

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