Name: Daryl Selby
Date of Birth: 03rd November 1982
World Ranking: 10
World Series Ranking: 13
Birthplace: Essex, England
Residence: Shenfield, Essex, England
Racquet: Black Knight
Clothing Sponsor: Adidas
Adidas Shoes / Adidas Clothing
Coach: Paul Selby
Interests: Football, golf, comedy and ultra endurance running
Clubs/Teams: Bishops Stortford, St Georges Hill, UK
Luton and Dunstable Squash Club
Grasshopper Zurich, Switzerland
Biography: Daryl Selby has become a firm fixture in England team line-ups in recent years – but the Essex man established his national credentials in emphatic style in 2011 when he became the British National champion for the first time, after a stunning final upset over the then world number one Nick Matthew.
Selby made rapid progress after breaking into the world top 30 at the beginning of 2009 - only 14 months later, in April 2010, bursting into the top ten to reach a career-high No9 ranking.
It was just over a year after he went full-time that Selby clinched his first Tour title, at the 2005 La Sportheque Pro-Am in Quebec, Canada, where he was the third seed.
"There have probably been quite a few turning points in my career - winning my first PSA title was great and also winning the British National Championships was another big achievement for me," said Chelmsford-based Selby.
He recorded his best ever success in a PSA World Series event in New York at the beginning of 2012 when, unseeded, he reached the semi-finals of the Tournament of Champions. He made his breakthrough in the opening round where he recorded his first ever win over Egypt's then world No5 Karim Darwish.
Later in the month he fulfilled his seeding in the Grasshopper Cup in Switzerland to net the 11th Tour title of his career.
Selby went on to make the quarter-finals of the NetSuite Open in San Francisco and the last 16 round of the Hong Kong Open – all of which saw him finish the year in the world top 10.
After a rocky start to his 2013 campaign, losing in the first round of the Swedish Open, Selby turned matters around at the World Series Kuwait PSA Cup in March. Seeded 13, he ended a run of six Tour defeats to Nick Matthew by upsetting the No2 seed 11-6, 11-6, 12-10.
The shock win took him through to a quarter-final against Mohamed Elshorbagy, where he went down to the sixth seed.
Selby clocked up the 18th Tour final appearance of his career in April at the Grasshopper Cup in Switzerland. Unseeded, he removed local hero Nicolas Mueller in the quarter-finals before despatching third-seeded Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema in the semis.
The final against Alister Walker went the full distance, with the No4 seed from Botswana ultimately prevailing 11-4, 5-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-2 after 102 minutes.
In July, Selby celebrated his second World Team Championship appearance for England in France, where he won all six of his matches – and gave the team a powerful lead in the final against top seeds Egypt by beating higher-ranked Tarek Momen to help England to the title for the first time in six years.
Now married, Daryl and wife Lucie celebrated the birth of their first child, son Noah, in January this year.