This week in Division 1, Carlton A had a cracking home match against MGS B; they got off with a brilliant 7-1 start in the levels, but were pinned back down in the mixed as MGS fought hard to salvage something out of the match. A split opening mixed set was followed by John Bowker & Sian Meakin winning a pair in the 6th to win the match, but MGS fought back to steal the bonus point from them as the final match score was finalised at 11-7.
MGC C wanted to go up last year into the elite division, because they had earned the right and fancied the challenge! Well, for the second week on the trot they got thrashed 0-18, this time by their own A team who now move into 2nd place on the tables. Jared Matthew was statistically the best player on the night; as for the C team…. I think the pain is gonna continue all season!
David Lloyd opened their account this week when they hosted St. Andrews A. At the end of the levels, David Lloyd found themselves 3-5 down & went further in trouble when Ash Gibson & Liz Holt won a pair in the opening mixed set to go 4 ahead. Alan Clarkson & Joanna Holt won their opening mixed games to pull the score back to 5-7, but in the 7th set Ste Taylor & Nicki McGrath won both games to take the score to 5-7. In the crucial 8th set, Alan & Joanna too on Ash & Liz, but disaster stuck for Andy’s as Ash retired hurt after a suspect Achiles injury & had to concede both games (7-9). However, in the final set, Ste & Nicki managed to win the last 2 games, both to a nail-biting 13 to win the match 7-11 & go joint top of the table as Nicki was the POTM on the night, taking all of her 6 games…. Would have it been Ash?…… who knows!!!! J (Speedy recovery mate!)
Cross Feathers built on last week’s success by beating Hawks A 15-3 to sit jointly at the top of the table with St. Andrews A.
Continue reading “Mid Lancs Week B”
Wins for the A and B Teams last week. The C Team match was postponed and the D Team lost in a close match. The B Team have a week off this week, everyone else in action.
Monday 1st of October
D Team vs Mythop B @ Home 7:30pm D4
Tuesday 2nd of October
A Team vs Hawks A @ Clayton 8:00pm D1
C Team vs Hawks E @ Clayton 8:00pm D3
Wednesday 3rd of October
Club Night – All courts available 7:30pm onwards
Good luck to everyone taking part in matches this week.
The A and C Teams kicked off with wins last week. Fixtures for all teams this time round.
Note that match fees and membership are staying the same as last time £3.50 and £55 respectively.
Monday 24th of September
B Team vs MGS D @ Home 7:30pm D2
D Team vs Project 12 @ Home 7:30pm D4
Wednesday 26th of September
Club Night 7:30pm onwards.
Thursday 27th of September
A Team vs David Lloyd @ David Lloyd 7:30pm D1
C Team vs Clayton D @ Wellfield 7:30pm D3
Good Luck to everyone taking part in matches this week.
Report From Paul Eastham:
Hi Folks, I hope you all enjoyed our summer this year, but Autumn is upon us and that can mean only one thing…..here we go again… the 2018/19 badminton season is here & results/tables can be seen ‘live’ online at http://w.fixtureslive.com/
Thank you all again for all your prompt cards and I will update you when the handbooks are ready for distribution.
Division 1 started with MGS A taking on the current Champions, Cross Feathers and the host went 2-6 up straight away in the levels. A split mixed was followed by Ric Wallbank & Jen Rigby pulling a pair back for a 5-7 score line, but the visitors powered ahead in the remaining 3 sets, winning 5 of the 6 on offer to take a 6-12 win. Jared Matthew & Becky Ashton won the final game to snatch the bonus point. Ste & Fay Andrews both won 5 games each to be the best pair on the evening.
Hawks A beat their own B team 16-2 to shoot joint top of the early table. Michele was stat the best player on the night.
MGS B thrashed their own promoted C team 18-0 to go to top of the shop as Alex Mackie was stat the best player.
St. Andrews A thrashed Carlton A 18-0 to go joint top as Ash Gibson was stat the best player on the evening.
Continue reading “Mid Lancs Week A”
Just a quick reminder that the Mixed Doubles Tournament is this Sunday, the 22nd of April. If you are interested in taking part, your entries need to be sent to Mark Pallett by Wednesday the 18th of April.
These are the last 3 league fixtures.
Wednesday 18th of April
A Team vs Cross Feathers @ Home 7:30pm start D1
Club Night 7:30pm onwards
Cut off for Mixed Doubles Entries
Wednesday 25th of April
A Team vs Clitheroe A @ Home 7:30pm start D1
Thursday 26th of April
D Team vs Evergreens A @ Albany 7:00pm start D5
Report From Paul Eastham
In Division 1 this week, MGS A went to the top of the table with a 14-4 win over bottom team, Clayton Crusaders A.
Hawks A took all 4 points in a 13-5 victory over MGS B to take them to a snug mid table position.
David Lloyd didn’t have any drama this week and it was back to usual business as they beat Clitheroe A 16-2. Clarky was statistically the best player on the night… probably because everyone else is out injured!! J
Cross Feathers took all 4 points in a fine 17-1 win over opponents Carlton A to take them into joint 2nd place on the tables with St. Andrews. Ste Andrews was statistically the best player on the night in the No 2 slot.
For me, being absolutely neutral… as you all know!! The top of the table has never looked so exciting! The top 4 teams, all past winners of some kind are being separated by just 5 pts with Andy’s & David Lloyd having a game in hand over the others and ‘they’ have still got to play each other! Something or someone is gonna crack…. Or is it.. Will it be like this to the end? J
Continue reading “Mid Lancs Weeks G”