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Andy Thomson yesterday retained his Churchill Insurance world indoor singles title by sweeping to a straight-sets victory over the three- times former champion, Richard Corsie, in Preston. Thomson pocketed the £26,000 first prize after requiring just one hour and 34 minutes and a total of 18 ends to complete a 7-2 7-6 7-3 win over the Scot.

CHURCHILL INSURANCE WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Preston) Pairs final: A Marshall and R Corsie (Sco) bt D Bryant and A Allcock (Eng) 6-7 7-4 7-3 1-7 7-4. Singles final: A Thomson (Eng) bt R Corsie (Sco) 7-2 7-6 7-3.