Uphill team miss out on promotion by a point

Uphill Badminton Club C team.

Uphill Badminton Club C team. - Credit: Archant

Uphill Badminton Club’s C team missed out on promotion by just one point.

UPHILL Badminton Clubs C and men’s A teams had their last league matches for the season with the C team losing and the men winning.

The C team were at home to Wyvern B team and lost six rubbers to three. The C team of captain Julie O’Sullivan, Rob Morray, Fiona Singleton, Carl Harrison, Maureen Matthews and Glyn Davis got off to a poor start by losing the first two mixed rubbers in straight games.

The experienced pairing of Maureen and Glyn hit back, winning a close third mixed rubber in three games. Wyvern won the first ladies’ rubber comfortably, with the rest of the rubbers were all nail-biting affairs, with four of the five going to three games and the other finishing with a 23-21 score line.

This was the closest and most competitive match seen this season and produced some good badminton for Division 3 level. The final result meant that both teams finished the season tied on 64 points each, but Wyvern will go up, with Division 3 winners Winscombe A, as they won seven matches to Uphill’s six. The only players to win all their rubbers were Julie Stainer and Clive Wood from Wyvern.

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The men’s A team were at home to Mendipway A and won 4-2. With one result still to come in this division, it looks likely that that the team will finish runners-up to Mendipway in the First Division.

This friendly club always welcomes new members and organises a variety of social events throughout the year. Anyone interested in joining the club should visit the website www.uphillbadminton.co.uk, or phone Paul Edwards on 07866 946422.

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Uphill C (left to right): Rob, Glyn and Carl. Front: Julie, Maureen and Fiona.

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