Hunt, the Commonwealth games gold medallist, and Kellogg, 19, had beaten two seeded partnerships en route to the semis, but found life too tough against a formidable pair. There were just a couple of brief spells when Hunt's powerful smashing and Kellogg's eager net play made progress. They reached 6-13 and in the second game were 4-10 at one stage.
Poul-Erik Hoyer-Larsen, the top seeded title holder and Olympic gold medallist, lost his chance of three All England titles in a row when he was beaten in the semi-finals 15-8 15-10 by China's Dong Jiong in a reversal of the result of the Olympic final. The Milton Keynes-based Hoyer-Larsen has not won an open tournament since Atlanta.
Dong's win made sure that both finals will be all-Chinese affairs for the first time in tomorrow's final he plays his compatriot Sun Jun, who beat the world champion Heryanto Arbi of Indonesia.Reuse content