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Commonwealth Games 2010: Day one round-up

Paralympic archer Brown makes history in Delhi (UK only)

Archer Danielle Brown has become the first English Paralympian to compete at an able-bodied Commonwealth event.

Brown, 22, came 14th in her individual compound archery qualification round.

"I haven't made a big fuss over it," she said. "I'm trying not to get over-excited because I don't want to put myself under any additional pressure."

Meanwhile, England's Josh Goodall and James Ward both began the Commonwealth tennis tournament with victories on the opening day of competition in Delhi.

Goodall beat St Lucia's Richelieu Alberton 6-2 6-2 while Ward defeated the Solomon Islands' Michael Patrick Leong 6-1 6-1 in the men's singles.

Josh Milton of Wales beat Kenya's Francis Thuku Mwangi 6-0 6-2.

However, Scotland's Mhairi Brown - Jamie Murray's mixed doubles partner - lost her women's singles opener 6-2 6-1 to Australia's Olivia Rogowska.

Guernsey's Patrick Ogier and Heather Watson beat Marvin Rolle and Larikah Russell of the Bahamas 6-7 6-4 7-5.

In netball, England began their campaign with a storming 81-20 victory over Barbados, while New Zealand briefly threatened a world record scoreline as they defeated Papua New Guinea 102-21.

The Welsh women's hockey team were also on the receiving end of a strong New Zealand performance, going down 5-1 to the Black Sticks , while Scotland stunned hosts India to take the lead in their encounter, before being pegged back for a 1-1 draw.

Hockey highlights - Scotland 1-1 India

England, the 2002 Commonwealth champions, overcame the Falkland Islands 5-0 to underline their medal ambitions in badminton's team event, even without Nathan Robertson, England's flagbearer at the opening ceremony, taking part in the first session.

Anthony Clark defeated the Falklands' Douglas Clark and Michael Stewart 21-3 21-7 alongside new partner, Chris Adcock.

"It wasn't the toughest match of my life, but this tournament is about the smaller nations getting a chance as well," said Clark.

Other English victors included Carl Baxter in the mens' singles, Liz Cann in the women's singles, Adcock and Gabby White in the mixed doubles, and Heather Olver and Maria Agathangelou in the women's doubles.

There were singles squash victories for Scottish duo Alan Clyne and Frania Gillen-Buchert on the opening day, Clyne beating Nicholas Kyme of Bermuda 3-0 while Gillen-Buchert defeated Guyana's Ashley Khalil 3-0.

English pair Daryl Selby and Peter Barker were also 3-0 winners, disposing of Michael Rucklinger (Papua New Guinea) and Kelvin Ndhlovu (Zambia) respectively.

Guernsey's Issey Norman-Ross beat Kerrie Sample of Trinidad 3-0 and Chris Simpson won by the same score against Julius Taulo (Malawi).

Jersey's Jeannine Cowie was a 3-2 winner over Barbara Stubbings (Papua New Guinea) but team-mate Kate Cardigan went down 3-0 against Miranda Ranieri of Canada.

Scotland's lawn bowls campaign started in defeat as Willie Woods and triples team-mates Wayne Hogg and David Peacock went down 1.5-0.5 against Malta and 2-0 against South Africa at the J N Sports Complex.

In the women's pairs, England beat Wales 1.5-0.5 while Scotland and Wales drew 1-1.

There were 3-0 defeats for Wales against Australia in the women's table tennis singles - Naomi Owen lost to Jian Fang Lay, Charlotte Carey went down against Maio Miao and Angharad Phillips was beaten by Vivian Zhenhua Tan.

Naomi Folkard finished third in her individual recurve archery qualification round at with a score of 642, ahead of fellow Beijing Olympian Alison Williamson in sixth and Amy Oliver in seventh. Scotland's Lilian Downie finished 19th.

In the men's event, English trio Larry Godfrey, Simon Terry and Alan Wills finished sixth, seventh and 11th respectively.

Holly Cram (11) celebrates her goal for Scotland against India in their hockey match
Holly Cram (11) celebrates scoring for Scotland against India

Northern Ireland's Mark Nesbitt was 17th and Scottish trio James Laing, Simon Needham and Mark Forrester finished 19th, 25th and 27th.

In the compound archery, Paralympic gold medallist Brown helped England qualify in second place overall, behind Canada, in the team event.

"I haven't competed in a major able-bodied event before so it could well be an opportunity of a lifetime," said Brown, who has reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a condition which causes pain in her feet and requires that she compete with the aid of a stool manufactured to her requirements.

Nicky Hunt and Nichola Simpson, her fellow women's team members, finished second and fourth respectively in the individual standings, with Claudine Jennings third and Tracey McGowan fifth for Scotland, Lucy O'Sullivan eighth for Jersey and Tracey Anderson 11th for Wales.

The men's compound qualification round saw England's Duncan Busby finish second, ahead of team-mates Liam Grimwood in fifth and Christopher White in 12th.

Tapani Kalmaru led the Welsh challenge in fourth, while Alistair Whittingham was the highest-placed Scot in 16th. Stuart Wilson finished 19th for Northern Ireland.

England thrash Barbados in netball opener

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