Squash star Joelle King was as busy as ever while playing both women’s doubles and mixed  doubles.

King and Amanda Landers-Murphy, the defending women’s doubles champions, faced a particularly challenging match against Georgina Kennedy, the women’s singles champion, and Lucy Termel, who had that blockbuster quarter-final singles match with King.

But the New Zealanders were ruthlessly efficient and ran out 11-8, 11-6 winners to reach the semi-final.

There they meet a surprise packet from Malaysia, Yiwen Chan and Aainaa Ampandi, who stunned the top-seeded Indian pair of Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal Karthik in double quick time.

New Zealand’s other women’s doubles team of Abbie Palmer and Kaitlyn Watts lost the previous day to Scots Lisa Aitken and Georgia Adderley 11-1, 11-3.

King followed up her women’s doubles success by teaming with Paul Coll in the mixed doubles. The powerful King-Coll combination beat  Scots Georgia Adderley and Rory Stewart 11-7, 11-9 to reach the semi-finals

New Zealand’s only representatives in the men’s doubles, the Chileshe brothers, Temwa and Lwamba, went down 11-3, 8-11, 11-8 to Eain Ng and Chee Yuen of Malaysia.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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