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.

Cup Results and Draws

Semi Final Draws

Cunningham cup
MGS ‘B’ (-50 GH) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘B’ (-35)
St. Andrews ‘A’ (-140 OHGH) vs Hawks ‘A’ (-145 GH) (7th of March)

Wrennal cup
Project 12 (40) vs Penwortham ‘A’ (30)
Mythop (-10) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘D’ (10) 

Phillips cup
Clayton Crusaders ‘E’ (-40 GH) vs Brindle (50)
Preston College ‘B’ (SCR) vs St Andrews ‘D’ (70 RH)  (5th of March)

 

Cup Round 2 Match Results
Cunningham cup
MGS ‘B’ (-50 GH)                                                     vs                                Hawks ‘B’ (-20 GH)
MGS ‘B’ beat Hawks ‘B’ 211 to 82

Clayton Crusaders ‘B’ (-35) vs Carlton ‘A’ (-55 GH)
Unfortunately Carlton ‘A’ had to concede so Clayton ‘B’ moves on to the semi finals without hitting a shuttle!!

St. Andrews ‘B’ (-50) vs St. Andrews ‘A’ (-140 OH GH)
St Andrews ‘A’ beat St Andrews ‘B’ 124 to 63

MGS ‘D’ (-20) vs Hawks ‘A’ (-120 GH)
With the handicap being adjusted to -145 GH Hawks ‘A’ still managed a draw against MGS ‘D’ 107-107 but as Hawks were the away team they move on to the semi finals.

Wrennal cup
Hawks ‘E’ (+30) vs Project 12 (+40)
Project 12 beat Hawks ‘E’ 254 to 241.

Penwortham ‘A’ (+30) vs Evergreens ‘B’ (-25)
Penwortham ‘A’ beat Evergreens ‘B’ by only 2 points 220 to 218

Clayton Crusaders ‘D’ (+10) vs Hawks ‘D’ (-40 GH)
Clayton Crusaders ‘D’ beat Hawks ‘D’ 213 to 169

Mythop (-10) vs Garstang ‘A’ (-110 GH)
Mythop beat Garstang ‘A’ 155 to 144

 

Phillips cup
Brindle (+50) vs Evergreens ‘C’ (+35)
Brindle beat Evergreens ‘C’ 280 to 213 securing them a place in the semi finals

St. Andrews ‘D’ (+70 RH) vs Preston College ‘A’ (-20)
St Andrews ‘D’ beat Preston College ‘A’ 272 to 183 meaning they go through to the semi finals as the winners of their group

Preston College ‘B’ (SCR) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘E’ (-40GH)
Preston College ‘B’ beat Clayton Crusaders ‘E’ 235 to 143 meaning they go through as winners as clayton Crusaders take the second place slot

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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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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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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Mid Lancs Week N

Report From Paul Eastham

In the 1st report of the year, Carlton A fell 2-16 to current joint leaders Cross Feathers who incidentally beat MGS A 16-2 last week to go joint top of the table with their rivals and as we enter the final stages of matches it’s gonna be tight!

Clitheroe A were beaten 7-11 at home by David Lloyd in a match that had 4 conceded games by the visitors that cost them a vital point. Alan Clarkson was the MOTM on the night for winning all of his 6 games.

MGS B failed to get any points again this week when they hosted Hawks A and were beaten 5-13. The best player on the night was Jenny Mullineaux; she won all of her 6 games to be awarded the LOTM & help the team take the max 4 points.

Crusaders A were well beaten 2-16 by MGS A who keep in joint 1st place on the tables. Rebecca Ashton was stat the best.

In division 2, St. Andrews B were beaten at home by 2nd placed team, MGS C, 8-10. At 4 all it was all to play for and the opening mixed set was won by Dan Porter & Danya Lewis-Baron. Two split sets followed (6-8) as Dan & Danya wrapped up the points in the 8th set with Andy’s taking the final set to make the final score 8-10. Dan took 5 games.

Hawks B thrashed Crusaders B 17-1, only Neil A Jones & Rachael Sides stopping the total whitewash by winning the single game. Hawks are on track to return back to division 1 as Caz Grimbaldeston was statistically the best player on the night.

MGS D were beat 8-10 after a thrilling match against Hawks C. The score was level at 4 all after the levels before Martin Hobin & Alison P Truman took a pair in the opening mixed set to go 6-4 up. The 6th set was won by Ian Hunter & Gail Monk to square the match again & then Jason Loffman & Jackie Atherton took the 7th to take Hawks 6-8 ahead. The final 2 sets were split which included Jason & Jackie taking the final game of the match 10-15 to end up winning the tie, 8-10. The result takes Hawks clear from danger, however MGS can still be caught by Clayton who have 2 games in hand. Jackie was LOTM for her 6.

 

In Division 3, nothing changed in the New Year for Carlton B, they thrashed MGS F 17-1; only Dave Bird & Rees Parry stopping the total whitewash. Andrea Phillips was stat best as Carlton keep a massive 11 point lead at the top.

Garstang A kept in a solid 2nd place on the tables when they whitewashed bottom team Hawks E, 18-0. Elaine Higginson was statistically the best player on the evening, however it looks as though the curtains are beginning to draw on Hawks E! L

Hawks D beat Evergreens B at home 14-4 to leave the opposition still fighting to avoid relegation.

Crusaders C fell 5-13 at home to Clitheroe B who remain in 3rd place with the 4 max points.

 

In 4, Project 12 delved deeper into relegation trouble when they lost 5-13 at home to Mythop. Linde Settle was responsible for most of the damage, she won all of her 6 games to be crowned LOTM & help Mythop move into pole position at the top.

Penwortham A had a clash with the current leaders of the division, St Andrews C and the hosts got off to a flying start when they went 6-2 up. A split opening mixed set was followed by Alan Turner & Caroline Coxen taking the hosts 9-3 ahead. A split set in the 7th ensured the win for Penwortham, but they marched on to take the match 13-5. Caroline was awarded the LOTM for winning all her 6 games & destroying St. Andrews who didn’t pick up any pts. The result takes both teams onto joint 3rd place on the tables as Mythop took advantage of Andy’s loss & moved into the top slot of the division with a match in hand.

Whittle A were beaten 5-13 at home to Garstang B who with the max 4 points move into 2nd place on the tables and the hero on the night was Andy Smerdon, he won all of his 6 games to be the MOTM on the night & help the team fight for promotion.

 

In 5, Brindle beat a five sided St Andrews D 13-5 to take max points and move into a healthy 4th spot on the tables.

Clayton Crusaders E drew with a five sided Preston College A to go into joint 2nd on the tables with their opponents. LOTM, Hazel Bradshaw saved Colleges blushes when she won all of her 6 games to help salvage the match & 2 points in the bag.

Preston College B had a tough match after the Xmas break with Penwortham B. At 5-3 up things were looking good for the home side, but a pair in the opening mixed for Penwortham tied the score at 5 all before Neil Duke & Jane Anthony took both games in set 6 to take College 7-5 ahead. Dave Jackson & Maureen Turner took a pair in the 7th set to square the match again & then set 8 was split to set up an 8 all classic in which Dave & Maureen won to take the final match score to 8-10. Maureen was the LOTM on the night for taking all of her 6 games at the crucial stage of the match.

In a rearranged match, Evergreens C hosted Penwortham B. The final score turned out to be 5-13 to catapult Penwortham into pole position on the tables with the maximum 4 point win, which makes the top of the table very interesting indeed!

As you can see from the attached tables, that is a normal full season over!  We still have another half season to go and as you can see from those tables, there is still a lot to play for and I can imagine it going down right down to the wire!!!

Now that the table matrix is now full, I cannot produce ‘my’ tables, as I’ve not figured out a program to do it yet; however the tables are unaffected on fixtures live and for now that will have to do!

 

Latest results, tables & fixtures are at: – http://w.fixtureslive.com/  & type in Mid Lancashire Badminton League.

 

Paul.