Uphill well placed

Uphill B team are well placed in the league, winning 31 out of the 33 points available.

UPHILL Badminton Club only had two teams in action this week with the B team winning and the C team losing.

The B team were away to newly-promoted Chew Valley A and the team of Teresa Davison, Anjam Ajif, Emily Look, Robin Curry, Steph Hadley and Rob Morray (captain) won 9-0.

There were two mixed rubbers which went to three games, but both being won comprehensively in the end. The ladies were a one-sided affair with Uphill winning all three in straight games.

The men’s were a tougher battle with Chew Valley number one Gene Joiner being the biggest obstacle. Both Anjam and Robin along with Robin and Rob won in two games.

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The toughest game of the night was Anjam and Rob against the father and son combination of Gene and Luke Joiner, with Anjam and Rob winning 23-21, 19-21, 21-18 to complete the whitewash for Uphill.

After three matches, Uphill have amassed 31 points from a possible 33 and are looking well placed at this stage in the season.

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The C team were away to a strong Nailsea and Backwell B side and were 6-3. The team of Julie O’Sullivan (captain), Matt Valentine, Jess Hargrave, Brian Hadley, Maureen Matthews and Glyn Davis all performed well.

Nailsea had ex-Division 1 man Steve Phippen playing, which certainly strengthened their side and for Uphill Jess was standing in for the absent Fiona Singleton.

Nailsea got the better of the mixed winning two out of three, Uphill’s success coming with Jess and Brian beating Emma Bird and Alastair Caulfield. Nailsea then took charge winning all three ladies rubbers, this despite two going to three sets.

The men’s were all hard-fought matches, Nailsea taking the first with Steve and Alistair beating Matt and Brian. Uphill hit back winning the last two, with Matt and Glyn winning, before Brian and Glyn defeated Alastair and Alex James to leave Nailsea as 6-3 winners.

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