Two wins for Uphill

UPHILL Badminton Club C and D teams were both playing away and returned with winning results.

UPHILL Badminton Club C and D teams were both playing away and returned with winning results.

The D team whitewashed their opposition and the C team winning a close match by five rubbers to four.

The C team were away to Chew Valley A and the team consisted of Neil Burstow, Julie O’Sullivan, Robin Curry, Maureen Matthews, Glyn Davis and captain Fiona Singleton. The evening started well for Uphill when Neil and Julie won, what proved to be the critical match winning rubber. Robin and Maureen then won the second mixed easily.

Chew then struck back with Babs Fowles and Josh Joyner beating Glyn and Fiona comfortably. The Chew ladies proved too strong for their Uphill counterparts, winning all three ladies rubbers in straight games.

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The Uphill men replied by winning all their rubbers comfortably in straight games. The whole match only took one and a half hours to complete.

The D team were away to Wedmore and won by nine rubbers to nil. The team of Grant Kelly (c), Andy Potts, Neil Burstow, Ellen Davis, Emily Look and Kate Robinson all played well.

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It was good to see Neil playing again after his enforced lay off due to injury. The team played well together and after a tough start, in which both the first two mixed rubbers went to three games, they got into their stride and won all the following rubbers in straight games.

They have now played seven matches, won six, got 45 rubbers and 57 points. With three matches left to play, they need to pull back six points on the leaders Nailsea & Yatton B to catch them and win the division.

This friendly club welcomes both junior (five to 18-year-olds) and senior new members and organises a variety of social events throughout the year.

Anyone interested in joining the senior club should visit the website or phone Paul Edwards on 07866 946422.

For junior membership, contact Caroline Poole on 01934 418120.

? NORTH Somerset Mixed Badminton League Division 1: Clevedon Feathers A 7, Frys A 1; Uphill B 2, Clevedon Feathers A 7; Wyvern A 7, Frys A 2.

Division 2: Frys B 1 Pill A 8; Winscombe A 4 Nailsea&Backwell A 5; Frys B 4 Nailsea&Backwell A 5; Clevedon Feathers B 8 Winscombe A 1.

Division 3: Wyvern B 9 Mark 0; Portishead A 9 Mark 0.

Division 4: Wyvern C 5 Pill B 4.

Division 5: Chew Valley B 6 Wedmore 3; Chew Valley B 6 Nailsea &Yatton C 3; Wedmore 0 Uphill D 9.

Division 6: Tickenham 4 Winscombe B 5.

Men’s League: Winscombe 4 Wells City A 2; Wells City B 0 Uphill 6; Mendipway 6 Wells City B 0; Nailsea&Backwell 0 Mendipway 6.

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