Sporting Digest: Badminton

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ENGLISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Norwich) Men's singles first round: P Bush (Wilts) bt R Mistri (Kent) 15-4 15-4; M Brown (Yorks) bt S Bish (Essex) 15-0 15-9; P Smith (Surrey) bt M Constable (Warwicks) 15-11 15-11; R Pillinger (Middx) bt C Beck (Bucks) 15-10 12-15 15-11; Kum Wai Kok (Essex) bt P Hinder (Wilts) 15-5 15-2; S Pandya (Staffs) bt R Nock (Gloucs) 17-16 15-9; S Isaac (Sussex) bt N Panesar (Yorks) 15-6 15-3; P Knowles (Kent) bt P Shepperd (Hants) 15-9 15-4; D Hall (Essex) bt C Shepperd (Hants) 15-5 15-3; R Doling (Kent) bt M Tripp (Sussex) 15-5 15-10; C Haughton (Lancs) bt C Fenton (Yorks) 15-8 15-12; A Cottell (Gloucs) bt T Dennis (Surrey) 18-14 12-15 15-10; E Plane (Norfolk) bt C Palmer (Essex) 15-11 15-6; A Bush (Wilts) bt S Turnbull (Kent) 15-7 15-7; M Edge (Lancs) bt N Waterman (Kent) 15-9 15-8; A Nielsen (Surrey) bt M Miller (Beds) 15-6 15-4. Second round: Haughton bt Cottell 15-5 15-3; Bush bt Brown 15-4 15-1; Smith bt Pillinger 15-1 15-3; Pandya bt Kum Wai Kok 15-11 15-11; Hall bt Doling 15-3 15-4; Knowles bt Isaac 15-1 15-9; A Bush bt Plane 7-15 15-10 15-1; Nielsen bt Edge 15-1 15-7. Women's singles first round: T Hallam (Staffs) bt R Rule (Leics) 11-3 11-0; E Chaffin (Surrey) bt L Woodley (Berks) 11-3 11-0; B Blair (Devon) bt K Daulby (Sussex) 12-10 12-9; V Kandavanam (Avon) bt G Emms (Beds) 9-12 12-10 11-4; S Hore (Hants) bt T Dineen (Essex) 11-2 11-0; W Taylor (Sussex) bt E Miles (Ches) 11-3 11-4. Second round: S Louis Lane (Devon) bt Hallam 11-1 11-2; Chaffin bt S Barbour (Yorks) 11-2 11-3; A Humby (Hants) bt S Hardaker (Kent) 11-4 11-3; F Smith (Surrey) bt Kandavanam 11-1 11-3; Hore bt J Willmott (Yorks) 11-3 11-3; S Ho (Yorks) bt A Abbott (Warwicks) 12-11 11-4; Blair bt R Pantaney (Gloucs) 4-11 12-9 12-10; W Taylor (Surrey) bt A Chana (Middx) 11-0 11-3.

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