Mid Lancs Dinner Dance 2017

Message From Janette Norris

Please find attached the menu for the forthcoming Annual Mid Lancs
Dinner Dance for the 2016 – 2017 Season to be held this year at
Wellington Park, on Friday 19th May 2017.

Please either co-ordinate with your team captain or club secretary to
choose menu options and forward correct payment to myself by the dates
given on the booking form.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or any food allergies,
please let me know at your earliest convenience and I will co-ordinate
with the catering staff at Wellington Park.

Prices :
Pay before 26th March  £22.00
Pay from 27TH March  – 23rd April (J)  £24.00  (S)   £26.00

Menu Options

Starters, choose from…

Companion of Melon (v)  –  Galia and Cantaloupe melon entwined together and served with berries and a fruit coulis

Chicken Liver Pate  –  Smooth Chicken liver pate served with Cumberland Sauce, petit salad and a wedge of bread

Mushroom and Stilton Soup (v)

Mains, choose from…

(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

Roast Pork Loin  –  Slow Roasted Pork Loin seasoned with cracked black pepper and served with a cider sauce

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

Deserts, choose from…

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

News 15th of February

All courts are available for club night tonight as there are no fixtures this week. The Doubles tournament is on Sunday, followed by a full set of league fixtures next week.

Wednesday 15th of February
Full Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Sunday 19th of February
Doubles Tournament @ Clayton Sports Centre
Mens Doubles 9:30am
Ladies Doubles 11:00am

Monday 20th of February
B Team vs Carlton B @ Home 7:30pm D2
D Team vs Brindle @ Home 7:30pm D5
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 22nd of February
Full Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 23rd of February
A Team vs David Lloyd @ David Lloyd 7:45pm D1
C Team vs Clayton Crusaders B @ Wellfield 7:30pm D3

Mid Lancs Week O

Level double entries are due in by the 10th of February. Which is at the end of this week, the tournament takes place on Sunday the 19th February.

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, MGS A beat their own B team 12-6 to move into 4th on the tables as Becky Ashton won all of her 6 games to be the LOTM on the evening in the No 1 pairing slot. MGS C got beat 1-17 by the reigning Champions, David Lloyd; Hannah Burgess & Christine Atkinson won the single game to stop the total whitewash, but not stop division 2 badminton next season! Mark Tuttle was statistically best on the evening, he lost just 11 pts out of his 6 games to help put the Champs 7 points clear at the top of the table.

Continue reading “Mid Lancs Week O”

Level Doubles/Mid Lancs Week N Report

Level double entries are due in by the 10th of February. Which is one week today, the tournament takes place on Sunday the 19th February.

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1 it was potentially the Biggy! David Lloyd would have hosted Cross Feathers for potentially the division 1 shield, but I was not informed of this match cancellation & therefore the X-mind reader fines them £5 (Rule 29e)

Hawks A built on last week draw at Andy’s when they beat Carlton A 16-2 to move into a solid 4th place on the table;  Andy Owen & partner Emily Miller and Chris Foote all won their 6 games to be the best players on the evening.

MGS C who have not won a match this season fought against fellow relegation strugglers, Hawks B and not only won the match, but managed to pick up all 4 points as well. In the 15-3 victory, it was Cheryl Parry & Hannah Burgess who were the stars on the evening, they both picked up all of their 6 games to put the team on the same points as their opponents; just ahead of them on game difference. But I’m afraid apart from dotting the i’s and crossing the T’s, it now looks highly likely that both teams are doomed to play division 2 badminton next season.

St. Andrews A hosted old school rivals, MGS A but it didn’t quite turn out to the epic battle which I used to see years ago; this was mainly due to Pete Ferns conceding 4 games after picking up an injury after the Men’s set. The eventual score ran out at 12-6 to Andy’s and thrusts them back into the runners up spot due to Cross Feathers not playing at David Lloyd’s.

In 2, Carlton B who are teetering around the drop zone hosted MGS D who had a bad day at the office last week & were aiming  to put things right this week! The opening 4 levels sets were all split before Carlton won the first 3 mixed games and then MGS struck back to level the match again at 7 all by winning the next 3 games. But in the 8th & 9th set, the hosts powered ahead to win all 4 games and run out eventual winners at 11-7. The 3 points open up a 6 point gap between them and the dreaded red line as Simon Bruford & partner Andrea Philips won 5 games to be the best pair on the night.

Clitheroe A were back in action for the 1st time this year and wanting to build on last year’s success they were hosts to Evergreens A, who recently have hit a sweet spot when it comes to form, but sadly they didn’t manage to take a single point in the 15-3 defeat. Jess Portas & Alison Lever were the best players on the night, they took all of their 6 games in the 15-3 win, but the sting in the tail for Clitheroe was that the card was late, so they are duly fined £10 as per rule 25!

Continue reading “Level Doubles/Mid Lancs Week N Report”

News 1st of February

The light bulb has been replaced and there is no match, so all courts are available for Club Night tonight. The Cup draw has also taken place, so upcoming fixtures are club nights are as follows:

Wednesday 1st of February
Full Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 2nd of February
C Team vs Clayton Crusaders B @ Wellfield 7:30pm D3


Monday 6th of February
B Team (+20) vs MGS D (+20) @ Home 7:30pm Cunningham Cup
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 8th of February
St. Andrews A (-80 OH GH) vs Garstang A (50 RH) @ Home 7:30pm Cunningham Cup
Shared Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 9th of February
St. Andrews D (SCR) vs Brindle (50) @ Wellfield 8:00pm Phillips Cup

Club Night 25th of January Cancelled

Unfortunately the repair to the lighting did not go to plan, so we are in the same position as last week, with 2 courts and and an A Team match on Wednesday, so this weeks Club Night has been cancelled. The correct part should be available this week to complete the repair.

Next week there is no A Team match on Wednesday, so club night will go ahead irrespective of lighting situation.

On the plus side that gives us more time to eat haggis!