Uphill close in on league title

UPHILL Badminton Club’s A team crushed their opposition and the men’s team annihilated theirs, whilst the C team had a convincing win.

UPHILL Badminton Club’s A team crushed their opposition and the men’s team annihilated theirs, whilst the C team had a convincing win.

The A team were at home to Nailsea & Yatton A and won by eight rubbers to one.

All but the third ladies rubbers were won comfortably in straight games. The third ladies was the only rubber to go to three games and in this, Cathy Alexander and Terri O’Shea from Nailsea & Yatton beat Nicky Mills and Christy Langford 21-14, 20-22, 21-15.

The team now need a maximum of 12 points from their last three matches to win the league.


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The C team were at home to Mendipway in Division 3 of the North Somerset League and won a match which had many close games by six rubbers to three.

The evening started badly for Uphill with Matthew Valentine and Julie O’Sullivan losing the first mixed. Robin Curry and Maureen Matthews then gave a spirited performance before going down 23-21, 21-16. The final mixed went to Uphill with Glyn Davis and Fiona Singleton winning a close rubber 19-21, 21-9, 21-14.

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The Uphill ladies then stepped up the pace and won all three ladies rubbers, the first two with ease, but the third between Maureen and Fiona and Sue Timpson and Wendy Plenty was a hard fought rubber which Maureen and Fiona eventually won 21-14, 19-21, 21-8.

This brought the score to 4-2 in Uphill’s favour. The first men’s rubber then went to Mendipway in straight games, before the Uphill men finally won the last two rubbers, both of which went to three games.

The only players to win all their rubbers were Fiona Singleton and Glynn Davis from Uphill.

The men’s team were away to Wells City B and won by six rubbers to nil.

This was a convincing and emphatic win by the team of three youngsters, Robin Curry, Andrew Potts and Sourish Ganapthi, and the experienced captain Bill Ponting.

All the rubbers were won in straight games, with the best opposition score 14-21, 13-21, obtained by Paul Toseland and Marcus Millett against Andrew and Sourish.

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