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.



Cup Draw and Results

Message From Mat Norris

Hi all

Thank you for your quick score sheets.

Attached are the results for all the games played this week, the cup draw up to date and the second round matches.


Cup Draws for Round 2

Cunningham cup
MGS ‘B’ (-50 GH) vs Hawks ‘B’ (-20 GH)
Clayton Crusaders ‘B’ (-35) vs Carlton ‘A’ (-55 GH)
St. Andrews ‘B’ (-50) vs St. Andrews ‘A’ (-140 OH GH)
MGS ‘D’ (-20) vs Hawks ‘A’ (-120 GH)

Wrennal cup
Hawks ‘E’ (+30) vs Project 12 (+40)
Penwortham ‘A’ (+30) vs Evergreens ‘B’ (-25)
Clayton Crusaders ‘D’ (+10) vs Hawks ‘D’ (-40 GH)
Mythop (-10) vs Garstang ‘A’ (-110 GH)

Phillips cup
Brindle (+50) vs Evergreens ‘C’ (+35)
St. Andrews ‘D’ (+70 RH) vs Preston College ‘A’ (-20)
Preston College ‘B’ (SCR) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘E’ (-40GH)

Cup Draws Round 1 Match Results

Cunningham cup

Hawks ‘C’ (SCR) vs MGS ‘B’ (-50GH)
MGS ‘B’ beat Hawks ‘C’ 202 to 141
Hawks ‘B’ (-20GH) vs MGS ‘A’ (-130 OHGH)
Hawks ‘B’ beat MGS ‘A’ 188 to 90
MGS ‘C’ (-20GH) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘B’ (-35)
Unfortunately MGS ‘C’ had to concede so Clayton Crusaders move on 
Carlton A (-55GH)
Carlton Had a First round BYE
St. Andrews ‘B’ (-50) vs Clayton Crusaders ‘A’ (-30GH)
Clayton Crusaders ‘A’ had to concede so St. Andrews ‘B’ move on 
St. Andrews ‘A’ (-140 OHGH) vs Evergreens ‘A’ (-45)
St. Andrews ‘A’ beat Evergreens ‘A’ 127 to 62
MGS ‘D’ (-20) vs Clitheroe ‘A’ (-40GH)
MGS ‘D’ beat Clitheroe ‘A’ 201 to 194
David Lloyd (-150 OHGH) vs Hawks A (-120 GH)
David Lloyd had to concede so Hawks ‘A’ move on

Wrennal cup
Garstang ‘B’ (35) vs Hawks ‘E’ (30)
Hawks ‘E’ beat Garstang ‘B’ 254 to 226
St. Andrews ‘C’ (25)  vs Project 12 (40)
Project 12 beat St. Andrews ‘C’ 273 to 232
Penwortham ‘A’ (30) vs Carlton ‘B’ (-100 OHGH)
Penwortham ‘A’ beat Carlton ‘B’ 272 to 105
Evergreens ‘B’ (-10)  vs MGS ‘F’ (-10)
Evergreens ‘B’ beat MGS ‘F’ 202 to 186
Whittle ‘B’ (-10) vs Garstang ‘A’ (-110GH)
Garstang ‘A’ beat Whittle ‘B’ 145 to 100
Mythop (-10) vs Clitheroe ‘B’ (-85GH)
Clitheroe ‘B’ were unable to defend their title so Mythop move on
Clayton Crusaders ‘D’ (10) vs Whittle ‘A’ (-10)
Clayton Crusaders beat Whittle 178 to 103
Clayton Crusaders ‘C’ (-50GH) vs Hawks ‘D’ (-40GH)
Hawks ‘D’ beat clayton crusaders 186 to 133

Phillips cup
Brindle (50) vs St. Andrews ‘D’ (70 RH)
Brindle Beat St. Andrews ‘D’ 293 to 243
Evergreens ‘C’ (35) vs Preston College ‘A’ (-20)
Preston College beat Evergreens ‘C’ 227 to 220
Preston College ‘B’ (SCR) vs Penwortham ‘B’ (-50GH)
Preston College ‘B’ beat Penwortham ‘B’ 243 to 80

Mid Lancs Week M

Report From Paul Eastham

In the last report of the year, the current leaders of division 1, MGS A completely blew open the title race this week with a 14-4 victory over David Lloyd. The win keeps MGS A at the top, 2 ahead of St. Andrews A as statistically the best player on the night was Tim Vickers, he won 5 games including an ‘egg’ (that’s to love) in the 2nd Men’s… I had never heard that before?

MGS B beat downtrodden Crusaders A 14-4 to climb 8 points above the red line. In the max point win, it was Tom Lowe & Lynn Hosegood who were the best pair on the evening; they won all their 6 games in the No 2 slot.

St. Andrews A beat Carlton A 11-7 to keep in 2nd place on the tables; Steve Taylor, Lizzie Balmforth & Ash Gibson won 5 games each to assist in the 3 point win. Next week Andy’s travel to Cross Feathers in a make or break match for both teams!

Meanwhile, Cross Feathers moved back into 3rd position on the table when they beat Hawks A 14-4. Rachael Graham and Terri-lee Holmes won all of their 6 games to be the best players on the night & next week they host St. Andrews A…….Fab!

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Cup Preliminary Matches and Draws

Message From Matt Norris

Cup Draws
Cup Score Sheet

Hi all

Below is the Cup Match list for the preliminary matches. Also attached are the draws for this years cup matches and a score sheet.
There are a few matches on W/C 11th December for the Phillips cup, the Cunningham and the Wrennall cups will start on W/C 8th January.

Cup Draws Preliminary Matches
All the teams that are first in the list below will be the host for the first matches. The use of shuttles remains the same as last year splitting the cost between the teams. (£1 per shuttle) Please send the score sheets to me via E-mail or via Whats App within 2 days of playing. All games must be played on the designated nights! If you have a problem with good reason, please contact me via phone and the game may be postponed if approved by committee. Also when taking photos of the score sheet and sending them in please turn flash on, as some of them were hard to read as they were so dark. Good Luck to all teams playing!!

Phillips Cup
Brindle (+50) vs Preston College A (-20)
St. Andrews D (+70 RH) vs Evergreens C (+35)
Penwortham B (-50 GH) vs Clayton Crusaders E (-40 GH)

Matt Norris