BADMINTON: Grantham ladies lose out in second string battle

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Grantham Badminton Club ladies’ second team took on Westside 2nd in Division One of the Newark League, and went down 5-1.

Maria Hart and Zoe Foote won their first game , and there was a good team performance throughout with some closely-fought games. Also playing were Sandra Jennings and Holly Sparks.

l The first set of end-of-season club tournaments took place and were well attended with around 12 men’s doubles pairings entered in the handicapped tournament, arranged and run by Susie Steeples and her sister Cathy.

The Men’s Cup went to young Jack Railton and Chung Chan in an exciting final in which they edged out Ben Johnson and Jan Bailey by a single point, after the scores in the last game reached 20 points apiece.

The Ladies’ Cup was won by Jaz Gilbert and Susie Steeples after the latter’s successful recent return from an injured Achilles’ tendon. Runners-up were Zoe Foote and Maria Hart.