BADMINTON: Grantham teams struggle in snow-hit programme

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Only three teams from Grantham Badminton Club had a match at the weekend – and their results were as bleak as the weather outside.

The mixed first team played away at Westside in Newark League Division One. They were soundly beaten by seven rubbers to twp. Chris Parrot with Susie Steeples won a rubber, as did Kerry Durham with Nick Gill. Jaz Gilbert with Joe Attewell failed to grab any.

In Division Three, Grantham men 3rd were hammered 9-0 by top of the league Southwell Centre. Mike Woodhouse with Daniel Watson, Andrew Watson with Carl Jennings, and Josh Gould with Brian Coyle, all endured a steep learning curve dished out by the strong opposition.

In Division One of the Melton Mixed League, Grantham again struggled against quality opponents Uppingham. But they did manage their strongest result against the side, going down 6-3, with a further rubber narrowly missed in the third game by Sandra Jennings with Matt Whittle. Rob Howbrook with Sonal Modi managed to claim a rubber, and Rob Scarborough with Sophie Turley won two from their three.