Lobban and Rory Stewart have been medical to see off Australia’s Zac Alexander and Ryan Cuskelly and sustain Scotland’s probabilities of a medal on the court docket.
The Scottish pair took the primary recreation 11-2 and have been pushed deeper into the second, earlier than triumphing 11-9.
Highland squash star Greg Lobban has made the semi-finals of the lads’s doubles on the Commonwealth Video games.
They may now return to the present court docket at College of Birmingham on Sunday afternoon to face England’s Daryl Wilby and Adrian Waller, after they received a titanic tussle with Canada 2-1.
“We knew it was going to be robust – that was most likely the hardest one we may have had within the quarter-final,” mentioned Lobban. “We’d been coaching with them fairly a bit and the Australians’ report speaks for itself. We got here out strong and we knew we needed to be on high type. I feel we have been.
“Rory got here and whispered some phrases of knowledge in my ear (through the first recreation) and that helped. From 2-2 we actually zoned in on what we have been making an attempt to do.
“It was form of an ideal efficiency. We all know that was our zoned-in efficiency throughout that first recreation and the way properly we will play.
“It acquired a bit tetchy within the second recreation, a number of lets and ones we thought we should always have had the match on. However that exhibits good psychological power to complete a match like that, as a result of it’s not simple to do this within the quarter-finals.”
The primary recreation was a brutal slug-fest, because it took 5 minutes for the primary level to be scored.
A few doubtful let-calls appeared to fireside up the Scottish pair they usually pushed right into a 9-2 benefit by cleverly maneuvering the Australian pair across the court docket.
They closed the deal to take the primary recreation and saved up the stress at first of the second on Alexander and Cuskelly.
Lobban was discovering the corners of the court docket with regularity and Stewart was a constant presence on the backhand facet.
The Australians rallied to stage the second recreation at 6-6 and made Scotland work for the win, saving one recreation ball earlier than ultimately succumbing to the Scots.
Lobban had misplaced within the quarter-finals of the blended doubles on Friday night time, as his spouse Donna and cousin Cam Pilley of Australia beat him and Lisa Aitken 2-1. He additionally misplaced out on the identical stage of the singles and is motivated to get additional within the competitors on the third time of asking.
“I’m decided on a private stage however as a Scottish Squash efficiency, we have been disenchanted with Friday, we had a tricky day,” added Lobban. “To return again and switch it round, exhibits good character and resilience in the entire workforce, not simply myself and Rory.”