Chairman steps in to fill A team vacancy

UPHILL A, men’s and junior teams were in action this week, with the A team winning, the men’s team losing, the Under-15s losing and the Under-18s winning.

UPHILL A, men’s and junior teams were in action this week, with the A team winning, the men’s team losing, the Under-15s losing and the Under-18s winning.

The A team were away to Frys A and despite having the number one man Paul Edwards missing, still managed to win by eight rubbers to one.

Club chairman Rob Morray stood in for Paul and gave a good account of himself. The third mixed was the only rubber that Uphill lost.

All the other rubbers were won in straight games except the last men’s in which Mark and Rob were stretched by Steve Rugg and Nigel Sattelly.


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The men’s team were away to top of the division Mendipway and lost by five rubbers to one.

The Mendipway players proved too strong for the Uphill team of Carl Harrison, Paul Wright, Nigel Judge and Bill Ponting.

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Colin Grist and Adam Feather of Mendipway won all their rubbers. The final games of the match were hard fought with long rallies. Paul and Nigel played their best badminton of the evening, but lost 21-15, 21-18.

The last rubber of the match saw Carl and Bill put up a spirited performance against Simon Dunton and Robin Hatcher to win 21-18, 21-15 to avoid the whitewash.

Uphill junior badminton club has entered teams in both the new Under-15 and Under-18 Avon Badminton Leagues. The teams have to consist of four players who each have to play one singles rubber and three doubles rubbers. Their first two matches were at home against Keynsham.

The Under-15 team consisted of Rowan Weeks, Will Bennett, Ryan Collins and Toby Norman and they had a close home match against their Keynsham opponents.

After the six doubles, Uphill led by four rubbers to two and eight games to five. In the singles rubbers, Keynsham won three and Uphill only one with Keynsham getting six games and Uphill two, which resulted in Keynsham winning 11-10.

Uphill’s Rowan Weeks was the only player to win all his rubbers.

The Under-18 team were far more successful, with Billy Fear, Sourish Ganapathi, Callum Grayson and Harrison Whitehouse proving too strong for their Keynsham opposition.

They won all their singles and doubles rubbers and won the match 20-2.

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