St Andrews D vs Evergreens C

Team : Josh, Dave, Colin, Anne, Janet, Charlotte

Result : 15-3 Win D6

Juggled the pack a bit this week and we got off to a very shaky start, but it all turned out OK in the end. Ladies were strong as usual, well done to Dave, Janet and Charlotte for getting their 6. Now all we need to do is win our last match 37-0 and we will be champions. Winking smile

Next Up:

Monday 14th of March
Clayton Crusaders C @ Home Phillips Cup Semi

St Andrews E V Penwortham B – 2 March

Lost 13-5

Team: Graham Alex Josh Anne Lilly Hannah

Not quite good enough on the night to steal a point against an experienced team lying 3rd in the division.

In four of the games that we lost we were only 4 points or less behind including a marathon 1st men’s game which went to  setting.

Having said that, we did pinch a couple of games 15-13 after coming from behind.

A hard fought match played on carpet – oh my aching limbs!

17/2/2011 E Team V Hawks F – Lost 4-14

Against the top team in the division  we knew we were in for a battle.
A 14-4  defeat was no disgrace   as only our D team  has won more than 4 games in a match against this team so far this
season. It was also good to see that every member of the team contributed to
the 4 games. We were actually only 6 points away from taking another two games off
them in the first men’s doubles. Taking a point off them would have done our D team a real
favour but unfortunately it was not to be.

The E team have quite a few games left to play so lets hope they can climb
the table a little by the end of the season. A good win over nearest rivals
Hawks G in the next match  would be a really good start.
I enjoyed being back among the action again.
Graham H

Whittle D vs St Andrews D

Team : Sam, Colin, Dave, Lucy, Janet, Charlotte

Result : 17-1 Win

Although the opposition struggled a bit we also played a lot of good quality badminton. Maximums all round apart from the grown ups who dropped the one (it was getting late!).

Next up : Cup Game vs Evergreens C (home team yet to be drawn).

Cup Report and Pictures

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Message From Jennifer Clough:

MGS, Hawks & St Andrews Win! Three entertaining matches saw MGS D, Hawks D and St Andrews E win the cup finals last Thursday night at Clayton Green.

In the Cunningham Cup, David Lloyd B and MGS D had a close fought match throughout with David Lloyd gradually eating away at the 80 point handicap advantage of MGS until, after 7 games, they were only 12 points apart. MGS though kept up the pressure in the last 2 games and won by just 16 points!

The Wrennall Cup saw Brindle A take on Hawks D. Brindle A had only a 20 point handicap difference but in a challenge for the umpires they also had 5 serves! This match saw some of the closest games of the night including Les Halton & Selina Walton (Brindle) and Dave Sherrington & Beth Cowell (Hawks) ending 14-15 and 15-14. Hawks handled the pressure well, gradually stacking up the points throughout and although Brindle kept going, Hawks ran out winners by 60 points.

St Andrews E took on Brindle B in the Phillips Cup final with Brindle giving Andrews a 50 point start and a couple of serves. This match was played with a really good atmosphere thanks to the teams themselves and the many supporters who turned out. Brindle put up a good fight but St Andrews (Sam Pattison, Lucy Halsall, Stuart Grice, Katie Burgess, Josh Robinson and Lily Simmons) played really well and won a comprehensive and well deserved victory.

The official results (after points are added/deducted):

  • Cunningham Cup – David Lloyd B – 209 points v MGS D – 225 points
  • Wrennall Cup – Brindle A – 202 points v Hawks D – 262 points
  • Phillips Cup – Brindle B – 117 points v St Andrews E – 296 points

I’d like to thank the supporters who came along and the teams themselves for making a great cup final atmosphere. Thanks as always go to the handicap committee for their efforts at the start and during the season and to Yunus and all the umpires/service judges for finals night. I hope everyone enjoyed the games. Hope to see you at the dinner.

Jennifer (Cup Match Secretary)