Uphill mixed teams remain unbeaten

Uphill Badminton Club C team.

Uphill Badminton Club C team. - Credit: Archant

UPHILL Badminton Club had the A and C teams in action, with both continuing the mixed teams unbeaten start in seven fixtures so far.

Uphill C began their Division 3 campaign away to Wells City playing in, what is affectionately called, The Barn. The first two mixed doubles rubbers were won quickly in two games giving Uphill a 2-0 lead.

Tom Higgins and Bethan Dunning, of Uphill, won 21-17, 21-10 against Chris Allen and David Taylor, while Billy and Jess Hargreaves beat Sheila Patterson and Spencer Russell 21-11, 21-15.

The third mixed rubber was a tight affair with Emily Williamson and Hugh Allen of Wells showing a lot of resistance taking the rubber to three games. The experienced paring of Glyn Davies and Maureen Matthews ensured that the third game went Uphill’s way with the scoreline reading 16-21, 21-18, 15-21, giving the away team a 3-0 lead before the ladies’ and men’s doubles were played.

The three ladies’ doubles rubbers were all long and hard-fought and going to three games. Wells number one lady, Chris Allen, won both her rubbers with her respective partners providing Wells with their only victories of the evening. The third doubles was won by the Uphill pairing of Jess Hargreaves and Maureen Matthews.

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The three men’s rubbers were decisively won in two games giving Uphill victory by 7-2. Uphill’s Tom Higgins and Billy Fear played their rubbers without conceding a game during the match.

Uphill A played Portishead A, who were recently promoted to Division 1. Portishead found the high standard difficult to cope with. Unfortunately, their number two man retired injured, thus conceding two of the rubbers.

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The experienced and talented Uphill side won all the rubbers convincingly in two games and Uphill swept to a 9-0 victory.

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