Unbeaten Uphill top the league table
PUBLISHED: 13:41 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:41 31 October 2018
Uphill Badminton Club’s B team remain unbeaten and top the league table.
The Uphill B team of Billy Fear, Harrison Whitehouse, Rob Morray, Rebecca Falwasser, Caroline Higgins and Anna Bickell all played well to defeat Clevedon Feathers C 5-4.
The night started with Billy and Becky winning 18 and 17. Harrison and Caroline lost a thriller 21-23, 21-16, 17-21, before Rob and Anna won comfortably to put Uphill 2-1 up after the mixed.
The men’s were dominated by the Uphill boys taking all three in two games.
The ladies produced some close games, with Clevedon youngster Anna Webster particularly impressing.
Becky and Anna went to three games, with Caroline and Anna going close, but Clevedon took all three to leave the score 5-4.
Uphill-trained youngsters Jack and Lauren Rickwood stepped out for the opposition, so actually only one rubber won on the night Uphill did not contribute to!
The side have now played two and won two and top the league. Next up is local rivals Wyvern B.
The Under-18s made a strong start to the campaign with a 10-0 victory over Clevedon.
Missing Lewis Gilbert, the team of Jack Rickwood, Harry Gardner, Ben Moore and Zion Chen all played well, with the singles won in straight games.
Into the doubles and both Jack/Harry and Harry/Zion were taken to deciding games.
This was a good start team for the team in defence of their title, next up is Yate away.
A young Under-14 side were defeated 7-3 by Clevedon, with Marcus, aged 12, Vincent (11), Aidan (11) and Abin (11, on his debut), with the boys all putting up a good fight in a competitive match.
The singles were shared two each with Vincent and Georgia involved in a thriller, Vincent winning 14-15, 15-13, 15-13.
In the doubles, Marcus and Vincent won a three-setter v Olly and Georgia, before Clevedon’s all-round strength told taking the remaining doubles to win 7-3.