Message from League Secretary Sam Gorrell:
Just a quick reminder about Monday’s Annual General Meeting. It will commence at 7:30pm at The Welcome Tavern, Hennell Lane, Lostock Hall.
In readiness for Monday, please find attached the proposed rule changes received from Battledore Badminton Club which will be discussed and voted upon. As you will see, Rally Points are back on the agenda!
Please note that anyone who is a registered player with the Mid Lancs League has a right to attend the AGM and vote, so please encourage all your club members who would like to be present to come along as well. I have also attached the proposed Agenda – the minutes from the last AGM will follow.
See you all there!
Kind regards Sam
Message From Jennifer Clough
Here are the results of the Cup finals – played during w/c 7th April.
Cunningham Cup Final at MGS on Monday 7th April at 8pm
St Andrews B beat David Lloyd A by 55 points
Wrennall Cup Final at MGS on Monday 7th April at 8pm
Springfields A beat Evergreens A by 15 points
Phillips Cup Final at St Andrews on Thursday 10th April at 7.15pm Clayton Crusaders D beat Springfields D by 89 points
See you at the AGM and/or League Dinner.
Kind regards Jennifer (Cup Match Secretary)
Message from Paul Eastham:
All the final rearranged matches have now all been complete on time and have settled the final places as regards to vital promotion and relegation places. Firstly in division 1, David Lloyd polished off their season with a 17-1 win at St. Andrews B. The result means that they only lost 2 points all season and 31 games lost in the 16 matches!
The runners up spot was finally taken by St. Andrews who won their final 3 matches in style, taking max points to throw them into the runners up spot by just 2 points over their closest rivals, Hawks A. Hawks had lead the division for a few weeks & were in the runners up spot at the end of the close of the scheduled fixtures. The match that decided that Hawks fell back into 3rd place was when they hosted St. Andrews A & nothing could separate the 2 sides as the final result was indeed a 9 all draw; Nick Hodgson was the star on the evening, he took all 6 games & was awarded the MOTM. If Hawks would have won it 11-7, they would have sneaked the Runner up spot by a single game! At the other end of the table St. Andrews B were relegated some weeks ago, but the fight continued who would join them; either MGS B, Hawks B or David Lloyd B. Hawks B’s final match was at DLB and managed to win the match 8-10 to give Hawks division 1 security next season; Ric Wallbank won his 6 to be MOTM & assist to keep his side up. So the final match of the season took place on Thu 3rd April on the turf of DLB and their relegation rivals MGS B. The match did not disappoint any neutral, as it really was a winner takes all. After the levels DLB were staring defeat in the face, as 2-6 down going into the mixed looked bleak! But in the mixed, they battled hard & Abdul Malik & Lynn Hosegood needed to win the final 2 games of match to pull off a draw. They did indeed did that winning 15-13 & 15-2 to share the points on the evening and help save their team from the dreaded drop by a single point. However, the silver lining regarding MGS B, is that their C team gained promotion & therefore the B team will maintain their division 1 status after all…… Phew!
Continue reading “Final Report”
Message From Mark Pallett:
The Handicap Singles Tournament for the season 2013 / 14 will be held on Thursday 24th April 2014, @ Wellfield School, Yewlands Drive, Leyland, (home venue off MGS, Clayton etc.) starting promptly @ 7pm & hopefully completed on the night (sorry this is short notice, but have been struggling to source a venue, but thanks to Clayton we have sorted).
Entries will close on Friday 11th April, (normal fees will apply (£5 – Seniors, £4-Juniors). Entries can be sent via e-mail, post or phone etc. but entry fee must be submitted to confirm entry & numbers to hold tournament will be limited due to court times, so first come first served.
Message From Jennifer Clough
Thanks very much for your semi final cup results – here are all the details.
Cunningham Cup results:
St Andrews B beat Hawks B by 19 points
David Lloyd A beat St Andrews A by 54 points
Wrennall Cup results:
Springfields A beat Flight by 63 points
Evergreens A beat St Andrews by 19 points
Phillips Cup results:
Springfields D beat Whittle B by 79 points
Crusaders D beat Whittle A by 26 points
The cup finals are due to be played during w/c 7th April. St Andrews and MGS have kindly offered courts so the fixtures will be:
Cunningham Cup Final
St Andrews B v David Lloyd A – at MGS on Monday 7th April at 8pm.
Wrennall Cup Final
Springfields A v Evergreens A – at MGS on Monday 7th April at 8pm.
Phillips Cup Final
Springfields D v Clayton Crusaders D – at St Andrews on Thursday 10th April at 7.15pm
Please can all the finalists let Yunus know their teams before Friday 4th April so we can make up the final score-sheets? Yunus will allocate the home and away teams. Spectators are very welcome at the finals – it helps to create a great atmosphere so I hope to see you there.
(Cup Match Secretary)
Team: Jane, Anne, Zoe, Alex, Ben, Richard
Result: Won 14-4
Our final match of the season saw early setting in the first mens’, steady performance in the ladies’ and splitting event 3 for Ben & Alex leaving us a solid 7-1 up after the levels. Whittle were determined to improve on their score last time round and fought back to split events 6, 7 and 8 before Zoe & Richard took the last 2 games (& the full 6 games apiece) to make it 14-4 and the full 4 points. This secures our runners up spot in division 5 and a great overall season led by our super-fab captain Jane. Thanks also to our other players not in this match’s line up ie Graham, Seb, Chris, Laura, Helen R and Karen P (sorry if missed anyone!).