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Sporting Digest: Badminton

A GOOD win by Darren Hall, two victories for Julie Bradbury, and a far more convincing all-round performance from England carried them to a 3-0 winning lead over China at Mansfield last night. The success reduced the visitors' lead in the six- match series to 2-1 after China had triumphed at Carlisle and Gateshead.

INTERNATIONAL MATCH: England v China (Mansfield): Women's doubles: J Wright and J Bradbury bt Xu Li and Zeng Yaqiong 15-9 15-11. Men's singles: D Hall bt Yang Zhuo 15-8 15-1. Mixed doubles: S Archer and J Bradbury bt Liu Yong and Li Qi 12-15 15-9 15-4.