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Ouseph sneaks into final

Rajiv Ouseph survived a scare to keep his bid for a seventh successive men's singles title at the English National Championships alive.

The Commonwealth Games silver medallist was twice match-point down in the second game of his semi-final against Ben Beckman before recovering to win 18-21 23-21 21-11 and book a final showdown with Sam Parsons.

World number five pair Chris and Gabby Adcock will play defending champions Chris Langridge and Heather Olver in the mixed doubles final after beating Peter Mills and Jenny Wallwork 21-11 21-8.

The Adcocks earlier ended the one-off return of Gail Emms, 2004 Olympic silver medallist, with victory over her and Marcus Ellis in the quarter-finals.

Five-time winner Elizabeth Cann, 34, beat 2011 champion Nicola Cerfontyne 21-12 21-15 to reach the women's singles final, where she will play reigning title-holder Sarah Walker.