BADMINTON: South Kesteven juniors start season in convincing fashion

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Nottinghamshire Junior League

Under-17

South Kesteven 9

Worksop B 1

South Kesteven continued their excellent start to the season with a convincing home win.

Back-to-back victories and maximum points ensures that South Kesteven remain among the pacesetters at the top of the league table.

South Kesteven comprised captain Carl Jennings, Andrew Watson, Harry Simpson and Jack Railton.

l Travelling away to Newark, Grantham Badminton Club men’s third team played a two-pair Devon team in Newark League Division Two. Of the rubbers played, Rob Howbrook with Declan Hill claimed an unbeaten two, while Josh Gould with Chris Graves took one. Carl Jennings with Andrew Watson had an off night, failing to add to the score, which with the three conceded rubbers, completed a comfortable 6-3 victory to Grantham.

Also away were the men’s fourth team who were beaten soundly by Bottesford in Division Three of the Newark League. Ian Witham with Dave Chambers put in a stunning performance, winning a rubber and taking both the other opposition pairings to exciting third game deciders. But the other Grantham pairings – Chris Graves with Brian Coyle and Dean Patel with Daniel Watson – struggled throughout and their side went down 8-1.

The men’s second string entertained Lincoln St Andrews at home in Newark League Division One. Captain Martin Chambers with Dave Coleman picked up a single rubber and reserve Andrew Watson with Martin Peat almost added another after a three-game battle. Declan Hill with Carl Jennings stepped up as reserves but did not add to the score which ended 8-1 in favour of the visitors.