Pilley shows ‘True Aussie Grit’ in Allam British Open, Hull, UK.

Posted on May 25, 2013

Cameron Pilley showed that, at 30 years of age, the fire still burns and that ‘True Aussie Grit’ still exists.

‘Pill’ lost to James Willstrop last night at the Hull and East Riding Club, Hull, after leading 2-0, and narrowly losing the 3rd game 12-14, the exertion became too much for the tall Aussie. Pilley succumbed to a calm and resilient Willstrop 3-2, 9/11, 9/11, 14/12, 11/6, 11/2 in 107 min.

Fram from Squashsite has written a great article here on the British Open Blog.

In the 2nd round, at the KC Stadium on Thursday, Pilley stage an amazing comeback after being 2-0 and at one stage 3-9 behind, to eventually overcome Mohammed El Shorbagy (EGY) 15-13 in the 5th. See the Squashsite Article on the match here.

His efforts this week, which will no doubt be remembered by squash fans for some time to come, will give him confidence for the upcoming WSF World Mens Teams, in Mulhouse, France from the 9th-15th June.

Pilley replied today via Twitter:

‘Cheers mate. Body is wrecked. I’ll be right for the world’s though, no doubt.’

 

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