Andrew Ellis and Peter Mills scored a significant scalp at the China Open on as the new English partnership advanced to the men's doubles second round.
The best ten county teams in the country met at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes for the first of three high profile weekends to battle it out for England’s most prestigious County Championships crown.
Chris and Gabby Adcock, the world number five mixed doubles pair, once again lead English hopes at this week's Thaihot China Open.
Surrey begin their title defence as the first weekend of the two National Divisions will be played out on 8/9 November.
Jess Pugh and Toby Penty pronounced themselves “in a state of shock” after the mixed doubles pair confounded the odds to shock Chris Adcock and Chloe Magee in the National Badminton League.
The English National Badminton Championships make a welcome return to Crawley, Sussex, for first time in nearly 30 years after tickets for the showpiece event at K2 (30 Jan - 1 Feb) went on general sale today.