BADMINTON: Grantham second string triumph over Crossed Rackets

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Grantham Badminton Club’s mixed second team entertained Crossed Rackets in Division Two of the Newark League.

Captain Jaz Gilbert with Chung Chan won two rubbers, as did Martin Peat with Susie Steeples. The Grantham win was confirmed by Laura Graves with Martin Chambers who claimed a fifth rubber for the team to seal the affair 5-4.

Also at home in Melton League Mixed Division One, captain Rob Scarborough’s team took on Radmoor.

He and Lesley Jackson won all three of their rubbers, including a nail-biting clash against the visitors’ first pair in which they lost the first end 25-23, then won 30-29 and 21-14.

Declan Hill with Zoe Foote, and Martin Chambers with Sandra Jennings, also did suberbly in picking up two from three rubbers apiece, making the final score 7-2 to Grantham.