Three of best look to squash the rest

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - RHYS CHAM­BER­LAIN

Bud­ding squash play­ers take note, three of New Zealand’s best will play in the Cromwell Open squash tour­na­ment this week­end.

New Zealand ju­nior play­ers Caleb Mad­den, 17, of Cromwell, and Hamil­ton broth­ers Lwamba, 17, and Temwa, 16, Chileshe will be the pick of an 80-strong field to take the court in the Squash New Zealand tour­na­ment.

Mad­den and Temwa Chileshe are both mem­bers of the un­der-17 elite de­vel­op­ment squad and have a fierce ri­valry, the pair ranked num­ber three and four in the squad re­spec­tively.

Lwamba Chileshe is part of the ju­nior elite squad of which a team will be picked for the World Cham­pi­onships later this year.

All three are for­mer South Is­land ju­nior cham­pi­ons.

Mad­den’s fa­ther, Shaun Mad­den, a for­mer New Zealand rep, will not play due to other com­mit­ments.

‘‘It would be good to get some of the young play­ers from the area to come and see them [play],’’ Cromwell Squash Club trea­surer Hugh Der­ham said.

‘‘To get three mem­bers of the elite squad is pretty good.’’

The tour­na­ment, fea­tur­ing play­ers from all over the coun­try, will start on Fri­day with fi­nals matches played on Sunday.

Der­ham en­cour­aged the pub­lic to get along, es­pe­cially to watch those ‘‘great young­sters’’.

‘‘It’s a dif­fer­ent game to what us old fel­lows play.’’

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Cen­tral Otago row­ers from the Dun­stan Arm Row­ing Club and Cromwell Row­ing Club af­ter their re­cent suc­cess at the World Masters Games.

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