BADMINTON: Belvoir sides bow to Melton pressure

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Melton League

MIXED Division One sides Belvoir A and Belvoir B both suffered at the hands of Melton OGs within a short space of time.

Three-times champions Belvoir A lost 7-2 at home and Belvoir B, finding the step-up in leagues hard to handle, went down 9-0.

Bottom of the league Belvoir Bottesford fared no better in Mixed Division Two, helping Oakham to continue their 100 per cent record with an 8-1 home defeat.

The Melton League’s Men’s and Ladies Handicap Tournament takes place at Asfordby Amateurs on Sunday, January 30, starting at 10am with a £4 per person entry fee.

Contact Linda Hallam on 01664 854790 or lindahallam@ntlworld.com to confirm entry.

Results:

Mixed Division One

Belvoir A 2

Melton OGs 7

Lynne Hume and Jon Hume lost to Margaret Roskell and Paul Sanders 18-21, 14-21; beat Julia Cunniffe and Tom Easom 22-20, 21-18; lost to Hayley Mogg and Nigel Lewis 19-21, 18-21; Helen Hill and Phill Pugh lost 14-21, 21-23; won 21-18, 21-12; lost 11-21, 21-12, 15-21; Jane Roberts and Paul Stapleford lost 19-21, 18-21; lost 12-21, 22-20, 13-21; lost 21-12, 15-21, 20-22.

Melton OGs 9

Belvoir B 0

Lisa Pycroft and Nigel Lewis beat Ally Haynes and Paul Haynes 21-9, 21-11; beat Katie Mogg and Andy Burdett 21-17, 21-14; (Away concede) Julia Cunniffe and Rob Cunliffe won 21-18, 21-17; won 21-8, 21-8; (Away concede) Hayley Mogg and Brian Farr won 21-17, 21-11; won 21-13, 21-14; (Away concede).

Mixed Division Two

Belvoir Bottesford A 1

Oakham 8

Joan Miller and Richard Lambert lost to Gail Neville and Bill Eichler 18-21, 11-21; lost to Gabby Croson and Clinton Croson 18-21, 16-21; beat Rebecca Wisden and Peter Killeen 21-11, 15-21, 21-16;

Jean Wright and Jeremy Green lost 5-21, 12-21; lost 15-21, 13-21; lost 17-21, 11-21; Eileen Plummer and Ross Ryan lost 4-21, 13-21; lost 11-21, 9-21; lost 15-21, 15-21.