BADMINTON: Blair's silver heads Oxon medal haul

Dan Blair led an excellent display from Oxfordshire juniors with a singles silver medal in the Badminton England Under 17 Silver graded tournament in Essex.

Blair, from Didcot, defeated the second seed, Alex Horner, of Hampshire, 15-10, 11-15, 15-11 before losing in the final.

Ashley Garrison, of Witney, won a bronze medal in the singles and a silver in the doubles with his partner, Brize Norton’s Joe Roberts. Oxfordshire’s Saffy Gujral gained a silver medal in the Under 13 Bronze tournament in Kent.

She won all four matches in her group, and then excelled in beatingtop-seed Holly Williams 21-17 in the semi-final.

The final, against Beatrice Noakes, from Surrey, was one match too far for Gujral, who went down 21-12, but took silver medal.

Megan Ready, of Long Wittenham, and Sanjana Kini, of Begbroke, took away bronze medals from the Under 17 Bronze tournament held in Worcester. Both reached separate semi-finals of the girls singles.

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