Pairs from England and New Zealand enjoyed success in the women's and mixed events ©WSF World Doubles Championships

England's Alison Waters and New Zealand's Joelle King each enjoyed a superb day in reaching two finals at the World Squash Federation World Doubles Championships in Manchester.

Waters first teamed up with Jenny Duncalf to win her women's semi-finals against India's Commonwealth champions Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal.

The home duo recovered from losing the first set to win 6-11, 11-6, 11-8 in 49 minutes.

Defending champions King and Amanda Landers-Murphy enjoyed easier progress in the other half of the draw after an injury to Australia's Donna Urquhart forced she and Rachael Grinham to withdraw beforehand.

King and Paul Coll then cruised into the mixed final after an 11-8, 11-8 win over Grinham and Australian partner David Palmer.

Waters joined Daryl Selby to end the run of Wales' Peter Creed and Tesni Evans 11-10, 10-11,11-8.

Neither England nor New Zealand gained a place in the men's final.

Australian second seeds Cameron Pilley and Ryan Cuskelly overpowered home pair Declan James and James Willstrop 11-3, 11-7. 

Scotland's top seeds and defending champions Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban beat Kiwis Coll and Campbell Grayson 11-7, 8-11, 11-8.

All finals will be played tomorrow.

The event will provide useful warm-up for doubles pairs competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast next year.

English city Manchester will also host this year's Professional Squash Association men's and women's World Championships, between December 9 and 17.