BADMINTON: Two more wins for Grantham club

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Grantham Badminton Club notched over two more cracking away wins in Division One of the Newark League.

The first mixed team beat Cross Rackets at Lincoln by six rubbers to three. Jan Bailey with Susie Steeples won three, Jaz Gilbert with Chris Parrat claimed two and Jon Ashley with Sonal Modi won one.

Also victorious against Lincoln St Andrews were Ben Johnson with Susie Steeples and Jan Bailey with Kerry Durham, each pair winning all three of their rubbers. The win was completed by Chris Parrot with Jaz Gilbert who managed a single rubber to take the score to 7-2 in Grantham’s favour.

Grantham men’s first team lost 5-4 at home in a tough clash with Cross O’ Cliff, where Ben Johnson with Jan Bailey won two rubbers, as did Nick Gill with Chris Parrot. Martin Chambers with Joe Attwell did not manage to claim.

Grantham men’s second string were at home to Cross Rackets. An on-form Rob Young with Josh King claimed two rubbers, Rob Howbrook with Chris Graves took two, and John Ashley with Ian Witham also scored two, taking the score to 6-3 in Grantham’s favour. All three narrowly to win rubbers against the opposition’s first pair.