Rajiv Ouseph and Elizabeth Cann Make it Five and Two Titles Each for Adcock and White

But Nathan Robertson’s bid to equal Mike Tredgett’s record of 16 National doubles title ended in disappointment as he and Jenny Wallwork lost their mixed doubles title to last year’s runners-up Chris Adcock and Gabby White, who finished with two titles apiece.
 
Jersey star Cann defeated Yorkshire’s Kate Robertshaw, playing in her first National final, 
21-19 21-17 and the Commonwealth bronze medallist’s victory made up for last year’s shock first-round exit and meant that she has never lost a National final.
 
World No. 24 Ouseph, the Commonwealth silver medallist from Hounslow in Middlesex, overcame close friend Carl Baxter of Kent for the fourth year in a row.
 
After winning 21-18 21-14 he said: “It’s a tough thing to win it five times but it’s special because I don’t think anyone has done it before.The reason I’m as good as I am is largely down to Carl pushing me.”
 
Wallwork and White had earlier made it a hat-trick of titles when they defeated Mariana Agathangelou (Avon) and Heather Olver (Sussex) for the third year running in a close final.
 
The Leeds duo won 21-16 18-21 21-16. The scores were level at 15-15 in the decider before the Yorkshire pair’s four-point burst proved decisive.
 
 In the men’s doubles Adcock made up for three final defeats when he and Andy Ellis (Yorkshire), the 2011 runners-up, defeated defending champion and 2007 and 2008 runner-up Chris Langridge (Surrey) and new partner Peter Mills (Notts) 24-22 21-12.
 
Then, with Robertson (Notts) playing his last Nationals before retirement, he and Wallwork went down to an eager and determined Adcock and White 21-18 17-21 21-14 in a 54-minute tussle.
 
English National Badminton Championships (Bolton Arena)
Men’s singles semi-finals:
(1) Rajiv Ouseph (Middx) bt (3) Ben Beckman (Surrey) 21-18 21-17
(2) Carl Baxter (Kent) bt (4) Toby Penty (Surrey) 21-6 21-14
Final: Ouseph bt Baxter 21-18 21-14

Women’s singles semi-finals:
(1) Elizabeth Cann (Jersey) bt (3) Sarah Walker (Essex) 16-21 21-11 21-18
(8) Kate Robertshaw (Yorks) bt (2) Nicola Cerfontyne (Dorset) 21-23 21-15 21-18
Final: Cann bt Robertshaw 21-19 21-17

Men’s doubles semi-finals:
(1) Chris Adcock (Notts) & Andy Ellis (Yorks) bt (3) Garry Fox (Lancs) & Ben Stawski (Warks) 22-20 21-10
(2) Chris Langridge (Surrey) & Peter Mills (Notts) bt (4) Anthony Clark (Notts) & Kristian Roebuck (Derbyshire) 18-21 21-8 21-16
Final: Adcock & Ellis bt Langridge & Mills 24-22 21-12
 
Women’s doubles semi-finals:
(1) Mariana Agathangelou (Avon) & Heather Olver (Sussex) bt Jessica Fletcher (Yorks) & Alyssa Lim (Bucks) 21-12 21-10
(2) Jenny Wallwork & Gabby White (both Yorks) bt (3) Alex Langley (Notts) & Lauren Smith (Yorks) 21-11 21-13
Final: Wallwork & White bt Agathangelou & Olver 21-16 18-21 21-16
 
Mixed doubles semi-finals:
(1) Nathan Robertson (Notts) & Jenny Wallwork (Yorks) bt (3) Marcus Ellis (Yorks) & Heather Olver (Sussex)
21-12 21-19
(2) Chris Adcock (Notts) & Gabby White (Yorks) bt (4) Ben Stawski (Warks) & Lauren Smith (Yorks) 21-13 21-14
Final: Adcock & White bt Robertson & Wallwork 21-18 17-21 21-14
 
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If you weren't able to attend today's finals of the English National Badminton Championships at Bolton Arena, you can still see highlights on Sky Sports 3 on Tuesday at 10pm, to be repeated four times on Sky Sports 2 on Wednesday

It was high fives at the Bolton Arena today as Elizabeth Cann collected her fifth women’s singles title at the English National Badminton Championships while Rajiv Ouseph took the men’s singles crown for a record fifth consecutive year.