St Andrews E V Penwortham B – 2 March

Lost 13-5

Team: Graham Alex Josh Anne Lilly Hannah

Not quite good enough on the night to steal a point against an experienced team lying 3rd in the division.

In four of the games that we lost we were only 4 points or less behind including a marathon 1st men’s game which went to  setting.

Having said that, we did pinch a couple of games 15-13 after coming from behind.

A hard fought match played on carpet – oh my aching limbs!

St Andrews 7 Hawks 1 24 Feb

A good night for St Andrews at home this week, the B team had an emphatic 14-4 win
against Hawks C and the E team got back to winning ways by beating Hawks G 11-7.
A good all round performance again by the E team led by Josh who picked up all
his 6 games.

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Gerry Huskisson

I am sorry to record that Gerry Huskisson, who was a well-liked member of St Andrews Badminton Club some years ago, passed away on 8 February 2011.  Some of the older club members who knew him paid their respects at his funeral.

Gerry was club secretary for a considerable period and relinquished this position in 1981 due to work commitments abroad but returned to play at the club, mainly at a social level, a few years later.

Most of the current membership will not remember Gerry but I would like to take this opportunity for us to recognise his contribution to the history and continuance of our club and offer our condolences to his family.

Graham Harrison

17/2/2011 E Team V Hawks F – Lost 4-14

Against the top team in the division  we knew we were in for a battle.
A 14-4  defeat was no disgrace   as only our D team  has won more than 4 games in a match against this team so far this
season. It was also good to see that every member of the team contributed to
the 4 games. We were actually only 6 points away from taking another two games off
them in the first men’s doubles. Taking a point off them would have done our D team a real
favour but unfortunately it was not to be.

The E team have quite a few games left to play so lets hope they can climb
the table a little by the end of the season. A good win over nearest rivals
Hawks G in the next match  would be a really good start.
I enjoyed being back among the action again.
Graham H

Congratulations to the 5th Team

I would like to add my congratulations to Monday’s  night’s winning team and also the whole squad for the way you have all improved so much in half a season. From watching and playing at club nights and partnering  several of you in 4th team matches I have  been really  impressed with your  developing skills, enthusiasm, humour and, not least, your excellent on-court conduct.

This is the largest  group of young players that I can remember playing at the same time for the club (and I have been around since Mark was a lad!) so it certainly bodes well for the future of St Andrews Badminton Club.  The only worry  I now have  is that my place in the 4th team is becoming vulnerable, but I am up for the challenge!

We must also recognise Helen’s dedication and coaching skills which have given you the opportunity to play competitively and improve.

Thanks Helen.