BADMINTON: Gold glee for Atkins and Roberts

Jamie Cackett and Megan Ready with gold medals, alongside Ben Roberts and Louise Atkins, whom they beat in the under 15 mixed doubles final at the Gloucestershire Open

Jamie Cackett and Megan Ready with gold medals, alongside Ben Roberts and Louise Atkins, whom they beat in the under 15 mixed doubles final at the Gloucestershire Open

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Louse Atkins and Ben Roberts won gold in the the Gloucestershire Open tournament in Cheltenham.

Roberts, of Brize Norton, and Atkins, of Drayton, beat fellow Oxfordshire players Jamie Cackett, from Abingdon, and Long Wittenham’s Megan Ready with a 15-8, 15-13 victory.

Roberts had earlier won bronze medals in the boys doubles and singles, while Atkins picked up silver in the girls doubles.

Ready and Kezia Lawson, from Benson, took silver in the girls doubles.

Meanwhile, Edith Langford won a bronze medal at the Hertfordshire Under 17 Silver tournament held in Stevenage.

Langford, from Harwell, beat Somerset’s Janny Nayor to reach the last four, where she lost to Stephanie Tilman, of Kent.

Didcot’s Dan Blair reached the last four of the Badminton England Gloucester Gold tournament.

Blair lost 21-19, 21-19 to Steven Stallwood, of Bucks.

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