Top squash stars to compete for £4,500 at the Boston Open this weekend

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Boston Squash and Racketball Club will welcome some of the country’s top squash players this weekend, with a prize pot of £4,500 on offer.

The 16th annual Boston Open, the longest running event on the BSPA tour, will take place from Friday to Sunday.

World number 69 Eddie Charlton is the men’s favourite this year while Emma Beddoes returns with her eyes set on a third consecutive Boston Open title in the women’s section.

The 27-year-old reached a new high of world number 21 in the summer, but will bepushed all the way by world number 29 Sarah-Jane Perry.

Play starts at 11.15am on Friday, with the last of the day’s matches beginning at 8pm. Saturday’s action will take place from 11.30am-7.30pm, before Sunday’s finals commence at 3pm.