BADMINTON: Bottesford ladies’ unbeaten streak continues

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BOTTESFORD ladies continued their unbeaten streak with a 6-3 away victory against their nearest rivals Belvoir. Belvoir followed this defeat up with a good victory again at home against Welland Valley.

Belvoir and Bottesford now sit a long way clear of the other teams in the league on 43 points, but Bottesford have a game in hand.

In Men’s Division One, Staveley Amateurs continued to struggle with injuries when they could only put out two pairs in both of their recent matches. The managed to take two games away to Bottesford, but found the trip to Mars too much of a stretch and lost 9-0. At the top of the league, Belvoir are clear of Grantham by nine points.

An excellent 8-1 victory for Mars B at home to Belvoir Bottesford took them top of Mixed Division Two, with a two point lead over Grantham, although with one more game played. Grantham themselves recorded an 8-1 home victory against Radmoor. Belvoir Bottesford went very close to their first win of the season when they narrowly went down 5-4 to a two-pair Great Dalby team.

Results:

Ladies’ Division One

Belvoir 3

Bottesford 6

Jane Roberts and Katie Mogg lost to Linda Hallam and Yvonne Orchard 12-21, 14-21; beat Heidi Scott-Smith and Nicky Newman 21-6, 21-10; lost to Sally Brown and Shirley Stevenson 13-21, 16-21;

Helen Hill and Karen Mabbott lost 14-21, 10-21; won 21-13, 23-21; lost 14-21, 5-21; Ally Haynes and Margaret Roskell lost 10-21, 9-21; won 23-21, 21-17; lost 11-21, 9-21.

Belvoir 8

Welland Valley 1

Lynne Hume and Helen Hill beat Sue Wilding and L Blisset 21-6, 21-6; beat Ondine Addison and Yvonne Stebbing 21-11, 21-10; beat Sandra Yates and Joyce Slater 21-13, 21-14; Ally Haynes and Margaret Roskell lost 15-21, 11-21; won 21-10, 21-15; won 21-19, 21-12; Katie Mogg and Jane Roberts won 21-18, 18-21, 21-9; won 21-11, 21-9; won 21-17, 21-14.

Men’s Division One

Bottesford 7

Staveley Amateurs A 2

Simon Blaydon and Simon Gant beat Casey Miller and Peter Barnett 21-4, 21-10; beat Graham Hyman and Richard Lee 23-21, 15-21, 21-19; (Away concede) Mike Bennett and David Borat won 19-21, 21-14, 21-12; lost 21-19, 15-21, 16-21; (Away concede) Bruce Baxter and Steve Roe won 21-12, 21-14; lost 12-21, 21-19, 20-22; (Away concede).

Mixed Division One

Belvoir A 5

Catmose 4

Helen Hill and Phill Pugh lost to Linda Fitches and Kevin Barron 15-21, 21-13, 17-21; lost to Katie Wilcox-Smith and Paul Hubbard 21-19, 19-21, 18-21; beat Sophie Jamison and Chris Thorne 21-6, 22-20; Lynne Hume and Jon Hume won 21-14, 23-25, 21-14; won 21-17, 23-25, 21-16; won 21-17, 21-15; Jane Roberts and Paul Stapleford lost 21-18, 12-21, 16-21; won 21-13, 23-21; lost 13-21, 17-21.

Mixed Division Two

Grantham 8

Radmoor 1

Sonal Modi and Toby Mills beat Louisa Stevens and Joe Collier 21-15, 21-9; beat Shelley McCardle and Peter Smith 23-21, 21-12; beat Kitty Hin and Rich Andrews 21-14, 21-14; Anna Howbrook and Phil Palmer won 21-15, 21-16; won 22-20, 18-21, 21-12; won 21-15, 21-11; Laura Graves and Paul Izod won 26-24, 21-18; lost 18-21, 19-21; won 21-14, 21-18.

Mars B 8

Belvoir Bottesford A 1

Jane Scatchard and Nigel Radford beat Jean Wright and Jeremy Green 21-16, 21-16; beat Eileen Plummer and Ross Ryan 21-16, 21-16; beat Joan Miller and Phil Miller 21-17, 21-18; Sandra Watson and James Eccells won 21-17, 21-5; won 21-6, 21-16; lost 17-21, 21-17, 17-21; Clare Gough and Gavin Watkin won 21-12, 21-12; won 21-2, 21-6; won 21-15, 21-10.

Great Dalby 5

Belvoir Bottesford A 4

Brenda Langridge and Steve Loddington beat Jean Wright and Ross Ryan 21-6, 16-21, 21-9; beat Liz Pritchett and Richard Lambert 19-21, 21-18, 21-19; lost to Joan Miller and Jeremy Green 17-21, 18-21;

Elaine Ravenshall and James Mason won 21-7, 21-8; won 21-10, 21-13; won 21-10, 21-15; (Home concede) (Home concede) (Home concede).