Kempsell defeat ends hopes of facing world champ

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Edinburgh’s Doug Kempsell missed out on a glamour tie with three-time world champion Nick Matthew after crashing out in the first round of the British National Squash Championships at Sportcity in Manchester.

A late change of opponent saw the 21-year-old face Nottingham’s Declan James instead of former world No.9 Adrian Grant, but James is 41 places above Kempsell in the world rankings and showed why as he eased to a convincing 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 victory in just 46 minutes.