Solent Shootout at Lee

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International talents are warming up for a shootout in Lee-on-the-Solent.

Bermuda’s Micah Franklin, who competed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, heads the entries for the fourth annual Solent Squash Shootout on Saturday (2pm).

The event, hosted by Lee-on-the-Solent Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club (LOST), is based on the groundbreaking 2008 Red Bull Squash Temple tournament in Luxor.

Action comes thick and fast in the eight-man battle, with the crowd making all refereeing decisions by holding up coloured cards to deliver let, no let or stroke verdicts.

Franklin will be joined by Lee stars Olly Pett – formerly ranked 56 in the world – and Anthony Graham (98), as well 
as Portsmouth’s Rob Downer (138).

The event is organised by LOST’s director of squash Tim Vail – the reigning British over-35 champion and England Squash & Racketball’s elite coach of the year.

Vail will also take his shot at the title, with pool matches followed by semis and the final.

Entry for spectators is free.