Barker and Matthew battle through at Canary Wharf!

The 1st match between Englishman Peter Barker and Australian fellow Stewart Boswell was the longest match of the quarter-finals night at the Canary Wharf Classic in London. Coming back from 1 game down Barker managed to get a 2-1 lead. The 4th was a crucial game, as Boswell was not able to take one of his 6 chances to level the match, while Barker found the luckier end to his 8-11, 11-4, 11-7, 17-15 victory. World No1 Nick Matthew (pic ri) got his revenge of his English country fellow Daryl Selby (pic le) for the British National defeat some weeks ago. Matthew needed 70 minutes to overcome Selby 11-1, 12-10, 7-11, 11-5. In the 2 remaining quarters Joey Barrington (ENG) and Simon Rosner from Germany did their best to avoid the win of their favourite opponents James Willstrop (ENG) and Greg Gaultier from France. In the end the more experienced players managed to stay ahead in straight games, but both had to work for it reasonably hard.