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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 March 2007, 17:20 GMT
Clark and Kellogg earn final spot
Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg
Clark and Kellogg were crowned English champions last month
Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg secured a place in Sunday's mixed doubles final at the All England Championships with a comfortable semi-final victory.

The English sixth seeds beat second seeds Xie Zhongbo and Zhang Yawen 21-19 21-17 and now face another Chinese pair Zheng Bo and Gao Ling in the final.

Zheng and Gao beat Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in the quarter-finals.

The highlight of Clark and Kellogg's win came when Clark played two shots while lying on his back to win a rally.

"That was an amazing rally," he said. "It's rallies like that that turn matches. It was a massive rally and gave me fresh impetus. Xie is a big strong guy.

"It was tough for us but our coaches kept telling us he's suffering as well. It's a big boost to show that we can compete in the physical game."

Kellogg said: "Anthony getting those shots back was amazing and so demoralising for the Chinese."

The English duo will be bidding to stop a Chinese clean sweep of titles in Birmingham.

World champion Lin Dan and Xie Xingfang are still on course for their third singles titles while world men's doubles champions Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng are bidding to win their second title.

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