2 Oct 2009

Major milestone for New Zealand in world squash rankings

1:40 pm on 2 October 2009

The country's top three top men's squash players are now all in the world's top 50 in the latest PSA rankings.

Campbell Grayson and Martin Knight both attained the top 50 status for the first time in their careers at 48 and 49 respectively while Kashif Shuja, a top 50 player for the last two and half years, is up three places to number 42.

New Zealand's top women have held firm in the WISPA world rankings with Shelley Kitchen at number 10 -- although the 29-year-old mum-to-be won't stay there long with her baby due in February -- and Jaclyn Hawkes also holding steady at number 14.

Joelle King's maintained her ranking of 32 while Kylie Lindsay is up two places to a career-best 45 and Amanda Cranston, the only other player in the top 100, drops three places to number 72 this month.