Mid Lancs Week U

In my final report of the season, Division 1 kicked off with MGS A whitewashing bottom team Clayton A 18-0, with Becky Ashton being statistically the best player on the night to help the team move into 2nd place due to Andy’s A not playing.

Hawks A beat MGS B 11-7 as Jenny Mx won 5 games to be the best player on the evening.

David Lloyd as expected beat Clitheroe A 17-1, only Alison Leaver & Jess Portas stopping the complete whitewash.

Cross Feathers kept firmly in charge at the top with a 16-2 victory over Carlton A; Hayley Harrison was statistically the best.

The result makes Cross Feathers favourites to lift the shield for the very first time and who knows on the runners up????           Crusaders A are relegated and Clitheroe A are likely to join them in the drop into division 2.

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Mid Lancs – Week T

Resumption of fixtures started in Division 1 this week when Carlton A hosted joint runners up, St Andrews A. The visitors didn’t mess about, they got off to a 2-6 flying start being 2-6 up after the levels and then only lost 2 more games in the match for a 4-14 win to keep in sole 2nd place on the tables. Ash Gibson & Karolyn Hustler won all their 6 games on the night.

Hawks A got thrashed 1-17 by leaders of the division Cross Feathers to keep a 6 point lead at the top; only Andy Owen & Chris Chu winning the 1 game to stop the total whitewash. Rach Graham was statistically the best player on the night.

Clayton Crusaders A suffered another loss this week at the hands of MGS B who virtually send them tumbling back into division 2 next season with a 3-15 win. Adrian Greenwood, Alex Mackie & Jenny Stothard won all their 6 in the 4 pt win.

In a crunch match at David Lloyds pad, the struggling Champs took on current joint place team, MGS A who were 3 points ahead of them prior to the match kicking off. At the end of the levels the score was tied at 4 & then Jared Matthew & Rebecca Ashton won the opening mixed set to take MGS into a 4-6 lead. Alan Clarkson & Joanna Holt won both games to 12 & 14 to even the score again. The 7th was split before Jared & Rebecca won a pair over Alan & Joanna to go 7-9 ahead going into the nail-biting final set which was split to give MGS a 8-10 victory & a clean sweep of wins over the Champs this year! In the 3 point win that drops MGS down to 3rd place, Rebecca was the LOTM on the night for winning all of her 6 games.

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News, Fixtures and Dinner Dance

Cup week this week, and news from last night is that the D Team won their semi final and have progressed to the Phillips Cup final. Well done to them. The A Team have an opportunity to match that when they play their Cunningham Cup semi final on Wednesday.

Note that last call for the Dinner Dance early bird discount is this weekend, so those planning to go, can get in for £20 instead of £25, a great saving on what is already bargain price. Get your orders to Matt/Janette by Sunday the 11th of March.

Wednesday 7th of March
A Team (-140 OHGH) vs Hawks A (-145 GH) @ Home 7:30pm Cunningham Cup
B Team vs MGS D @ Wellfield 8:00pm D2
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Sunday 11th of March
Dinner Dance Early Bird Cut Off

Monday 12th of March
A Team vs Carlton A @ Garstang YMCA 8:00pm D1
B Team vs Hawks B @ Home 7:30pm D2
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday 13th of March
C Team vs Garstang B @ Garstang YMCA 8:00pm D4

Wednesday 14th of March
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Mid Lancs – Week S

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, MGS A managed to overcome Hawks A with an 11-7 home victory over them. The match was won in the 6th set as MGS blew Hawks away in the early sets, only a brave comeback in the last 3 sets saved the visitors blushes when they won 5 of the 6 games on offer to steal the bonus point. MGS move into joint 2nd place with the 3 points won.

In a crunch title chasing match, last year’s runners up, Cross Feathers took on Champions, David Lloyd at home and after the levels, the hosts were 5-3 up. Cross Feathers then built on this lead in the mixed when they won the next 4 games to at least earn a draw at 9-3. Scott Weber & Emily Hollis won a pair in the 6th set to take the score to 9-5, but Mike Johnston & Rach Graham won both games to 7 to win the match for Cross Feathers before Scott & Emily won the final pair of games to make the final match score 11-7. The win & 3 points keep Cross Feathers in pole position at the top with a lead of 6 points over joint 2nd place teams, MGS A & St. Andrews A… but they both have a match in hand, so it’s still gonna be tight!

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Mid Lancs Week R

Report from Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, Clitheroe felt the wrath of the leaders, Cross Feathers; they fell 2-16 at home as the sand of time starts draining away on their hopes of stopping up. Matt Tolman was the best player winning 5 of his 6 ‘played’ games.

MGS B got beat by their own A team 3-15 to remain in a precarious position above the red line, however the 4 point max win for the A team catapulted them into 3rd place on the tables. Jared Matthew & Rebecca Ashton won all their 6 to be the best.

Second place team, St. Andrews A had a cracking 12-6 win over an injury struggling David Lloyd. The much welcomed 3 points keeps Andy’s hopes alive of once again lifting the division 1 shield as they are 3 points adrift from Cross Feathers & they play David Lloyd next week. Liz Holt & Lizzie Balmforth won 5 games to be the best players on the evening. With around 6 games to go in this division & all the top teams due to play each other, it really is an open race & a fight to lift that giant shield!!!

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Mid Lancs Dinner Dance

Message From Janette Norris:

Please find attached the menu and booking form for the end of season dinner dance on Friday the 18th of May. For the early bird price of £20 then the booking form and menu choices will need to be with me with the money by 11th March.  All other bookings from 12th March to 29th April will be £25.  Please ensure that all your team captains have received this in case I have missed anyone.

All cheques made payable to ‘Mid Lancs Badminton League’.  No refunds will be given but you are welcome to sell your ticket on if you so wish but they will have to let me know any menu changes before the deadline date.  All money will need to be paid upfront.

Any dietary requirements will need to be discussed so alternative menu options can be sought so please let me know in good time.  Any questions or problems don’t hesitate to ask.

Many thanks

 

Wellington Park Banqueting Menu

All our dishes are homemade with locally sourced ingredient when possible.

Starters

Mushroom Pot (v)
Mushroom in a creamy garlic sauce topped with parmesan cheese and served with garlic bread.

Chicken Liver Pate
Smooth chicken liver pate served with Cumberland sauce, petit salad and a wedge of bread. 

Salmon and dill fish cake
Salmon and dill fish cake served with paprika mayonnaise and mixed salad.

Main Course

All main courses are served with a selection of potatoes and vegetables

Traditional Roast Beef
Roast beef seasoned with black pepper and sea salt, served with a rich roasting gravy and Yorkshire pudding.

Chicken Roulade
A chicken fillet filled with goat cheese and thyme, wrapped in bacon and served with a creamy white wine and thyme sauce.

Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Tart (v)
Roasted red pepper in a short crust pastry, topped with a creamy goat cheese. Served with a rich Italian sauce.

Desserts

Apple Crumble Cheesecake
A biscuit base topped with tangy apples and a vanilla cheesecake. Garnished with a crunchy crumble and toffee sauce.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Homemade sticky toffee pudding served with toffee sauce and cream.

Profiterole Cream filled choux pastry served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce.