Uphill dominate derby encounter

PUBLISHED: 09:22 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:22 28 October 2016

Tom Miller.

Tom Miller.


Uphill Badminton Club bounced back to winning ways with a 9-0 whitewash of rivals Wyvern A.

This week saw Uphill Badminton Club’s A, B and D teams in action, with two wins and one loss.

The A team bounced back in fine fashion from their opening defeat with a 9-0 whitewash of local rivals Wyvern A.

The team of Louise, Christy, Becky, Paul, Matt and Mark were all on form running out comfortable winners.

The mixed were all won in two games with a highest score of 15. The ladies gelled well with only Louise and Becky being taken to three games, winning 21-15 in the decider.

The men’s were all won in straight games, however Matt and Mark were pushed close by Anthony and Clive of Wyvern winning 21-17, 22-20.

The B team also got back on track after an opening defeat beating Portishead A 7-2.

Robin and Louise started well winning, followed up with Billy and Becky winning. The third mixed was a thriller, with Rob and Becky winning 21-18, 17-21, 21-19.

The ladies all went the way of Uphill, despite some close games, Louise and Becky going to three ends, but coming through 21-15 in the decider.

The men’s were a battle all night. Robin and Billy lost in two, before Robin and Rob lost out 19-21, 21-18, 16-21. Billy and Rob took the final men’s 21-19 in the third game to leave Uphill 7-2 winners on the night.

The D team opened their Division 5 campaign against a strong Chew Valley C team losing out 6-3.

The team of all juniors Anna Bickell, Tom Miller, Bethany Chadwick, Harry Gardner, Lucy Loud and Rhys Davies all put up a good fight.

The mixed were won 2-1 by Chew Valley with Tom and Anna playing extremely well to beat a strong Chew first pair 21-19 in the decider.

The ladies all went the way of a strong Chew Valley trio, but the Uphill girls pushed them hard.

The men’s were dominated by Uphill number one man Tom Miller. He firstly paired up with Harry to win 21-15, 16-21, 22-20 and then with Rhys to win 22-20, 19-21, 21-16.

The final men’s could also have gone Uphill’s way with Harry and Rhys dominating the first game 21-15, before falling away to lose the next two games. This left Chew 6-3 winners, but man of the match going to Tom Miller winning all three of his rubbers in the maximum nine games possible.

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