Mid Lancs Week Q

This week in Division 1, the ‘old school’ met again in a crucial clash at Wellfield. The match, as expected, was ever so tight and it started with 3 split levels sets before Andy’s took a pair in the Ladies 4th set to go 3-5 ahead. A split opening mixed set was followed by Rick Wallbank & Jen Rigby winning a pair in the 6th set to even the score at 6 all. Steve Taylor & Liz Holt immediately stuck back winning a pair in the 7th to take the score to 6-8. The final 2 sets were split including a score of 16-17 to Steve & Liz in the final set to give St. Andrews the victory & 3 points in the bag in this vital title chasing match. The result takes Andy’s into 2nd place, keeps MGS in 4th as the best player on the night was Liz, she won 5 games to help Andy’s victory.

Hawks A had a right old battle against Carlton A this week & at 4 all after the levels it was game on! The opening mixed set was split before Chris Foote & Michelle Skinner won both games in set 6 to go 7-5 in front. Sets 7 & 8 were split to take the score to 9-7 to leave a thrilling finale in which Dave Wiseman & Jane Parkinson won both games for Carlton 15-17 & 10-15 to earn a draw for the visitors. Dave also won 5 games to be the best player & make the difference to help grab the draw.

MGS B got beat 6-12 at home by leaders of the division, Cross Feathers, however, the home team won the vital bonus point in the 8th set to help their relegation worries. Mike Johnson won all of his 6 to be the MOTM & keep the team in the top slot.

Crusaders A clashed with Clitheroe A in a bottom of the table scrabble for pts. Crusaders won all the Men’s & a single Ladies game to go 5-3 ahead going into the mixed & Clayton struck hard in the opening sets winning 5 games in a row to win the match. The 1st ever win in division 1 must have gone to their head, as they then lost the remaining 5 games of the match to make a final score of 10-8. Best on the night was Azam Sharif, he won 5 games to help assist in the 1st ever historic win!

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New and Fixtures

The A Team progressed to the cup semi final at the expense of the B Team. The D Team also won, but  we are awaiting the result of other round robin matches to find out if they have progressed. All teams are back in league action this week. There is no junior badminton this time as it is half term.

Monday the 12th of February
A Team vs MGS A @ Wellfield, 8:00pm D1
C Team vs Whittle B @ Home 7:30pm D4
D Team vs Preston College @ Preston College 7:00pm D5
NO JUNIORS THIS WEEK

Wednesday the 14th of February     
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday the 15th of February
B Team vs Evergreens A @ Albany Science College 7:00pm D2

Good luck to everyone taking part in matches this week.

News and Fixtures

Busy Monday night in the cup, with our B Team taking on our A Team and the D Team playing Preston College A. I expect the B Team have been working on their serves, and the A Team their returns!

Cup Score Sheet

Monday 5th of February
B Team (-50) vs A Team (-140 OH GH) 7:30pm @ Home – Cunningham Cup
D Team (+70 RH) vs Preston College A (-20) 7:30pm @ Home – Phillips Cup
Juniors 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday 7th of February
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Mid Lancs Week P

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, Clitheroe A had a tough match against Hawks A in a scrabble for some points. At 3-5 down after the levels, Hawks surged ahead in the mixed to snuff out any hopes of the host’s chances of any points at all. Final score ended up at 5-13 as Hawks took the max points back home with them; Chris Hoyle & Chris Chu both won all of their 6 games.

St. Andrews A thrashed MGS B 17-1, only Rob Metcalfe & Alex Mackie winning the 1 game to setting stopped the complete whitewash. Karolyn Hustler was statistically the best player on the night as Andy’s move up into 3rd place with the 4 points.

David Lloyd’s match was off due to Clayton Crusaders A conceding & have a 1 pt deduction with a £10 fine imposed on them.

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News and Fixtures

100% record last week as we had wins for the A and C teams. League games continue for everyone and the fixtures are creeping into February, the season will be over before you know it!

The A Team are at home on Wednesday, so courts will be shared with Club Night.

Monday 29th of January
B Team vs Hawks C @ Home 7:30pm D2
D Team vs Evergreens C @ Home 7:30pm D5
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 31st of January
A Team vs MGS B @ Home 7:30pm D1
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 1st of February
C Team vs Clayton Crusaders D @ Wellfield 7:30pm D4

Good luck to everyone taking part in matches.

Mid Lancs Week O

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, Carlton A took a giant leap towards safety when they beat Clitheroe A 11-7.  Phil Price was responsible for most of the damage; he won all his 6 games in 3rd Men’s slot to help bag the pts & earn the MOTM award.

MGS B got beat 3-15 by David Lloyd at home who keep in 3rd place on the tables with the 4 max points; Clarky was stat best.

St. Andrews A remain in 4th place with a 4 point max win over Hawks A. Ash Gibson & Karolyn Hustler were the best players on the night in the No 2 slot. They won all of their 6 games in the 15-3 win.

Cross Feathers extended their lead at the top of the division by 4 points when they thrashed Clayton Crusaders A 18-0; only 4 of those games going into double figures. Statistically, Hayley Harrison was the best player on the evening

The only match to survive in division 2 this week was MGS D verses their own C team. To be fair, the D team who lie in a troublesome spot at the bottom end of the table put up a great fight against the C team who are at the opposite end of the tables in the runners up spot. At 2-6 down after the levels, the D team fought back in the mixed, Martin Hobin & Alison P Truman winning the opening mixed set, but the C team sealed the win by winning the next 4 games. However, it was the D team who spoilt the C team’s victory parade by winning 3 of the 4 remaining games to take a vital bonus point that just might make a difference at the end of the season. Matty Timms was the MOTM on the night for winning all his 6 games.

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