Sport in Short: Badminton

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BULGARIAN VINTNERS ENGLISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Norwich): Men's singles first round: S Butler (Warwicks) bt Kum Way Kok (Essex) 15-6 15; P Smith (Surrey) bt C Shepperd (Hants) 15-4 15-4; M Andrew (Ches) bt W Bhatti (Bucks) 14-17 15-12 15-9; P Edevane (Hants) bt I Pearson (Essex) 15-10 18-16; R Nock (Gloucs) bt E Plane (Nor) 15-3 15-10; A Nielsen (Surrey) bt J Webb (Hants) 15-4 15-5; C Hunt (Lancs) bt M Miller (Beds) 15-4 18-17; R Harmsworth (Essex) bt C Haughton (Lancs) 9-15 15-5 15-9; D Hall (Essex) bt R Doling (Kent) 15-7

15-8; P Bush (Wilts) bt T Dennis (Surrey) 15-8 15-9; N Panesar (Yorks) bt S Bish (Essex) 15-4 15-4; P Hinder (Wilts) bt C Palmer (Essex) 8-15 ret; S Pandya (Surrey) bt P Chambers (Essex)

10-15 15-7 15-8; A Bush (Wilts) bt M Constable (Warwicks) 15-4 15-10; P Knowles (Kent) bt R Mistri (Notts) 15-0 15-1; S Isaac (Sussex) bt C Fenton (Yorks) 15-9 15-6. Second round: Hall bt Hunt 15-3 15-2; Butler bt Andrew 15-9 15-3; Smith bt Hinder 15-6 15-5; A Bush bt Pandya 15-9 15-9; Knowles bt Edevane 15-1 15-12; Isaac bt Harmsworth 7-15 15-4 15-11; Nielsen bt Nock

18-15 15-5; Panesar bt P Bush 2-15 18-17 15-11. Women's singles first round: T Groves (Sussex) by H Watson (Surrey) 11-8 12-9; T Dineen (Essex) bt A Banks (Staffs) 11-1 11-5; J Davies (Lincs) bt R Pantaney (Gloucs) 11-3 11-2. Second round: J Willmott (Yorks) bt N Groves (Sussex) 11-6 10-12 12-11; F Smith (Surrey) bt N Jordan (Warwicks) 11-7 11-7; Dineen bt A Humby 11-3 12-9; T Hallam (Staffs) bt W Taylor (Surrey) 11-3 12-9; Davies bt S Peeke (Kent) 11-5 11-6; J Mann (Warwicks) bt J Muggeridge (Kent) wo; S Louis Lane (Devon) bt S Hore (Hants) wo.

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