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BADMINTON: Oxon bid for success on national finals day

Oxford Mail: BADMINTON: Oxon bid for success on national finals day BADMINTON: Oxon bid for success on national finals day

Oxfordshire Under 13s will go for glory on Sunday when they play in the National Shires finals day at Walsall.

The team, which finished top of the qualifying group, will be seeded in the top four counties, together with Buckinghamshire, Lancashire and Surrey.

The other teams are from Cheshire, Essex, Hampshire and Warwickshire.

Two of the squad, Maysie Boyd and Saffy Gujral, showed they were in good form by winning bronze in the Bournemouth Open Event.

The duo lost 16-14, 15-13 to eventual champions Lily Stent (Dorset) and Chloe Du (Surrey).

It was their highest finish in an under 14 competition.

Oxfordshire squad: M Boyd (Chalgrove), H Craig (Sutton Courtenay), S Gujral (East End), S Khimji (Didcot), M Marriott (Didcot), C Mitchell (Woodstock), J Moreton-Smith (Abingdon), J Redfern (Boars Hill), E Rose (Oakley), D Worth (Abingdon).

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