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Squash: Joey in fitness fight to make semi.

UNIVERSITY Sport Birmingham will be keeping their fingers crossed Joey Barrington can recover from injury in time to face PCL Whitehall Security Surrey tonight in the Premier Squash League semi-finals.

Barrington collided with South African Jesse Engelbrecht while playing in the quarter-final of the UK Grand Prix in Croydon over the weekend and damaged the back of his knee.

The accident forced Barrington to withdraw from the competition immediately and he now faces a race against time to be fit.

Barrington is due to face World No.9 Wael El Hindi of Egypt tonight in what could prove the outstanding match of the evening.

The semi-final takes place at Edgbaston Priory Club starting at 7pm, while reigning champions Benz-Bavarian Duffied from Derby take on PNH Properties Chichester in the other semi-final.

Barrington had been handed an early boost after being selected to represent England at the European Team Championships in Holland next month.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 8, 2008
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