England passed the century mark for Delhi medals on day seven and collected two more golds.
With eight more medals to add to the tally, England now have 104, just six short of the Melbourne total with four days to go. The team is now three golds behind India in third place on the Delhi table.
Baptiste comes of age: Former football-hopeful Leon Baptiste flew to his first senior title in the 200m, an “unbelievable” achievement for the 25-year-old sprinter at the end of “a long journey of a lot of downs and some ups”.
Heading above the fray: Aaron Heading was heading for frustration when he missed his opening target, but soon he was dancing a victory jig after winning gold by a point in the single trap shooting.
Bowls brings the century home: England’s medal counter clicked round to 100 early this evening when the men’s triples lawn bowls team completed a 2-0 victory against Wales.
England medals today: Gold: 2; Silver: 2; Bronze: 4
England medal tally: Gold: 26; Silver: 45; Bronze: 33.
Sport by sport round-up:
Athletics: Another unexpected gold in athletics, this time for cool man Leon Baptiste in the 200m, Carl Myerscough heaved his way to a discus bronze.
Archery: Alison Williamson added individual recurve silver to the team medal she won two days ago, but Simon Tery and Larry Godfrey missed out in the men’s.
Badminton: “More of the same” was the message after all of England’s players and partners won without dropping a set in their knock out matches.
Boxing: Five English fighters are guaranteed bronze medals after winning their quarter-finals today. Callum Smith emulates his brothers, Paul and Stephen, after beating Scotland’s Aston Brown.
Cycling: Lizzie Armistead snatched silver in a hot and dusty women’s road race half a wheel behind the winner; Alex Dowsett was the highest English finisher in the men’s race – both won by Australians.
Diving: England’s synchronised pairs just missed out on medals, while Nick Robinson-Baker finished sixth in the 1m springboard.
Hockey: England top the group thanks to a fairytale winner by James Tindall four minutes from time that sunk South Africa’s hopes. It was Tindall’s 50th England goal.
Lawn Bowls: After a dramatic semi-final against Australia, Mark Bantock, Rob Newman and Graham Shadwell took bronze against Wales, while Sian Gordon, Sandu Hazell and Jamie-Lea Winch added another this evening in the women’s triples.
Netball: England geared up for Tuesday’s semi-final clash against Australia with a comprehensive 89-31 demolition of group B underdogs Papua New Guinea.
Shooting: Aaron Heading outscored the legendary Michael Diamond 147-146 to win gold in the single trap.
Squash: Nick Matthew and Adrian Grant won their opening match without losing a point, as the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles competitions wound through their preliminary stages.
Table Tennis: Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Parker led the way on a largely successful day for England’s men’s singles and mixed doubles paddlers.
Tennis: Sarah Borwell and Ken Skupski took mixed doubles bronze in an all-England three-setter.
Weightlifting: Despite leading after the snatch, Gurbinder Cheema’s hopes of a medal in the 105kg event disappeared in the clean and jerk.