Donna Urquhart & Cameron Pilley, an Aussie pairing that has only been together for eight months, claimed Commonwealth Games Squash gold after winning the Mixed Doubles final in straight games in front of a capacity and partisan crowd at Oxenford Studios in Gold Coast – thus keeping the event’s gold medal in Australian hands for the fourth time since 2006.
The fourth seeds made their breakthrough in the semi-finals when they despatched second-seeded English pair Alison Waters & Daryl Selby. Their opponents in the final also pulled off a semi-final upset – Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal, an Indian pairing celebrating their second successive partnership in the Commonwealth Games, surviving a dramatic third game tie-break against the event favourites.
But, buoyed by the crowd, Urquhart & Pilley – first cousins who hail from Yamba in New South Wales – defeated the Indians 11-8, 11-10 in 31 minutes to claim the first squash medal for the hosts on Gold Coast.
Mixed Doubles Final:
 Donna Urquhart & Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt  Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-8, 11-10 (31m)
Bronze medal play-off:
 Joelle King & Paul Coll (NZL) bt  Alison Waters & Daryl Selby (ENG) 11-6, 11-6 (28m)
Men’s Doubles Semi-finals:
 Daryl Selby & Adrian Waller (ENG) bt  Declan James & James Willstrop (ENG) 11-9, 9-11, 11-10 (86m)
 Zac Alexander & David Palmer (AUS) bt  Alan Clyne & Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-8, 11-5 (30m)
Women’s Doubles Semi-finals:
 Joshna Chinappa & Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND) bt  Laura Massaro & Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 11-10, 11-5 (25m)
 Joelle King & Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt  Rachael Grinham & Donna Urquhart (AUS) 11-9, 11-5 (20m)