BADMINTON: Grantham ladies enjoy good away form

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Two of Grantham Badminton Club ladies’ matches ended with them taking victory this week.

The second string played Lincoln Albion away. Laura Graves with Sonal Modi picked up all three of their rubbers, Sophie Lamb with Sandra Jennings won two rubbers, and Sarah Bransby with Rose Bitowt claimed the sixth in a good 6-3 win.

The first team also played away at Cross O’Cliff who they impressively beat 8-1. Sophie Turley with Kerry Durham won all three rubbers as did Jaz Gilbert with Susie Steeples, while Laura Graves with Sonal Modi managed two from three.

Grantham men’s also played Cross O’ Cliff away, and notched up a good win. Nick Gill with Chris Parrot won three as did Jon Ashley with Adrian Ackroyd, while new reserve Andrew Leonard with Toby Mills won two out of three.

At home, Grantham men’s third string were narrowly defeated 5-4 against Lincoln Albion 2nd. Reserves Rob Scarborough with Declan Hill had a thrilling final rubber after picking up their first two rubbers. In the first game they went down by 30 points to 29, but battled to a 22-20 win the second. They triumphed in their final game to claim the third rubber.

Reserves Dave Chambers with Rod Tyler also had a good night, winning one rubber and narrowly missing a second in the third end. Josh Gould with Brian Coyle were not so fortunate and missed out on any rubbers.