• European Team Championships: England lose to Denmark in final (pic)

    England collected the silver medal at the European Team Championships after a 3-1 final defeat by Denmark in Basel.

    Team captain Rajiv Ouseph gave England a solid start with a singles victory over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

    But Andy Ellis and Chris Adcock, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, lost their doubles encounters while Toby Penty lost the second singles match.Adcock and Ellis were unable to follow that up as they suffered a 21-17 19-21 21-14 defeat by Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe.

    "We were here to win, but also to measure our level, and I'm proud of the silver," said England coach Jakob Hoi.

    "Being in the final gave us the opportunity to compete against the best and that's what we are here for."

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