Maximum points for Uphill

Uphill A proved too strong for Frys and top the league with maximum points.

UPHILL Badminton Club’s A, C, E and men’s A teams were in action last week, with the A and men’s A teams whitewashing their opponent, while the other two teams lost.

The A team were at home to newly promoted Frys B and had an easy 9-0 win. All the rubbers were won in straight games, with the team of Ellie Jewell, Paul Edwards, Christy Langford, Matt Cole, Becky Halfpenny and captain Mark Edwards proving too strong for their opponents. The team tops the league with maximum points from the three matches played.

The C team were at home to Nailsea & Backwell B and lost a close match 5-4. The team missing captain Julie O’Sullivan, was Matthew Valentine, Jess Hargrave, Brian Hadley, Fiona Singleton, Glyn Davis and Maureen Mathews, who all played well.

The first three mixed rubbers all went to three games with Nailsea winning the first and third and Uphill’s Brian and Fiona winning the second. This was reversed in the ladies, Jess and Fiona winning the first and Fiona and Maureen winning the third, while Athene Lane and Dee Nicol won in straight games.

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In the men’s, Nailsea & Yatton won the first and third men’s rubbers, both in three games while Matt and Glyn won the second in straight games. The only person to win all their rubbers was Fiona for Uphill.

The junior E team were away to Mark and lost 8-1. The team of captain Luke Morgan, Emily Walker, Harrison Whitehouse, Dannie Stone, Scott Booth and Abbie Rickwood tried hard, but were taught a lesson by a more experienced team.

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The Uphill girls played well, but the Mark ladies were more consistent. The Uphill boys however, despite having better racket skills than their opponents, were guilty of poor shot selection and too many unforced errors. Luke and Scott, playing his first league match, played well together to win the second men’s.

Uphill men’s A team were away to Winscombe and won 6-0. The team of James Bright, Neil Sandifer, captain Ian Gilmore and Paul Wright all played well.

All the rubbers were won in straight games except one. This team tops their division at the halfway stage, having only dropped one point from the four matches played.

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