BADMINTON: Grantham ladies take first victory of the season

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Grantham Badminton Club ladies’ second string enjoyed their first win of the season in Division One of the Newark League.

They defeated Lincoln Albion 6-0 after battling in half the rubbers to win by the close margin of two games to one.

The winning Grantham team was led by captain Sandra Jennings, with Maria Hart, Zoe Foote and Holly Sparks also taking part in the brilliant win.

l Grantham men’s fourth team took on Devon at home in Newark League Division Three. They were soundly beaten 8-1, with the single rubber being scored by Rod Tyler with Mike Poyser. Young member Ryan Curtis gained valuable experience when he made his debut in a senior match with Chris Graves. Dean Patel partnered Will Tse.

l In Newark League Division One, Grantham mixed seconds were beaten 7-2 away, Jon Ashley with Zoe Foote picked up two from three rubbers, but neither Martin Peat with Sandra Jennings nor Adrian Ackroyd with Maria Hart could add to the score.