The team’s medal haul in Delhi has taken England past 1800 in Commonwealth Games history, topping the 600 mark for gold, silver and bronze.

Another big day for Nathan Robertson as England’s OC flag bearer bears down on his ninth and tenth CG medals against Malaysian opposition. His mixed doubles title defence with Jenny Wallwork is first up at 10:00 when the English pair will play Kien Keat Koo and Ee Hui Chin.

Robertson returns with long-time partner Anthony Clark three matches later to take on Koo and Boon Heong Tan in the men’s doubles final. This pair won bronze together back in 1998 and again in Manchester four years ago, so whatever happens they have already exceeded the Commonwealth achievements of their younger selves. Gold would be good, though, for the England centurions.
Squeezed between will be Rajiv Ouseph, the Hounslow man in his first major final at his first major Games. The 24-year-old was seeded two for the men’s singles here and will play another Malaysian, the number one seed Chong Wei Lee. “It will be very tough,” said Ouseph after winning his semi-final on Tuesday. “He’s the favourite to win but I’ll try and enjoy the game and the occasion – it’s not every day you get to play in a Commonwealth Games final.”
It’s marathon day in Delhi – or marathon morning to be more precise – early morning. The long distance men set out from Raj Path in the central vista at 06:30 with the women following 15 minutes later for a 26.2 mile journey on a loop course around the Indian capital.

In the absence of England’s biggest names, it will be a chance for the unheralded to shine, just as Dan Robinson and Liz Yelling did in Melbourne when they took bronze. England’s hopes of making the podium rest with Andi Jones and Ben Moreau in the men’s, and Michelle Ross-Cope, Holly Rush and Helen Decker in the women’s.

Moreau has already had a good season. He ran a pb to finish 11th at the London Marathon and was 24th at the European championships in Barcelona, while Jones was 13th in London but failed to finish in Spain.

All three women were part of Britain’s bronze medal-winning team at the European championships with Staffordshire’s Ross-Cope the highest finisher at 14th.

The pressure’s off for Rachel Ennis, Francesca Fox and Lynne Hutchison as they return for the individual rope, hoop, ball and ribbon finals. The trio have already skipped and flicked their way to a medal in the rhythmic division of the sport.

After winning no medals in Melbourne, it’s already been a step up for the sequined ones, and pleasantly unexpected. Not that they’re satisfied yet with medals in four events up for grabs. The session begins at 11:00 with the rope final.

England’s women picked themselves up yesterday to bring back bronze after their devastating semi-final. Now it’s the men’s turn following that dramatic (and controversial) penalty shoot-out with India. With push-off against New Zealand at 09:00, England could have bronze in the bag by mid-morning.

It’s a rather similar story for Maggie Jackson’s netball team following their defeat at Australia’s hands in Tuesday’s semi-final. It will be familiar territory too, as England line up against Jamaica at 11:30.
Four years ago they beat the Caribbean side to bronze by a single strike in a rather more dramatic than comfortable finish, the now retired Abby Teare scoring the decisive goal. Eight years ago they overcame South Africa for the same medal by just two.
A slightly healthier margin would be one welcome change as England hope to hold on to their place on the podium.