Uphill narrow the gap

Uphill Badminton Club’s B team defeated Wyvern A to narrow the gap to just one point between them.

UPHILL Badminton Club’s B and men’s A teams have been in league action, with the B team recording their second win in Division 1 and the men’s team losing.

The B team were away to Wyvern A and won by six rubbers to three. This reversed the earlier result when the teams played at the start of the season. The team, missing their first pair of Emily Page-Symonds and Anjam Ajif, was Emily Hollis, Will Hollis, Harriett Birt, Matt Potts, Steph Hancocks and Robin Curry.

Uphill started well winning all three mixed rubbers in straight games and followed this by winning the first two ladies’ rubbers in straight games and the first men’s rubber in three games.

Wyvern struck back by winning the last ladies’ rubber and the last two men’s rubbers. The only player to win all their rubbers was Emily Hollis for Uphill.

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These two teams are now within one point of each other, with both fighting to avoid relegation.

The men’s A team were away to Wells City A and lost 6-0. This proved to be the opposite of the last time the teams met when Uphill won 5-1. The team of Brian Hadley, Carl Harrison, Paul Wright and James Clapham all had difficulty in coming to terms with the conditions.

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The score was a true reflection of the match, with all the rubbers being won easily in straight games.

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 www.uphillbadminton.co.uk or phone Paul Edwards on 07866 946422.

For junior membership, contact Caroline Poole on 01934 418120.

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