Badminton: Grantham lose

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Grantham’s new Mens 2 team slipped to a narrow defeat in Newark Division One.

Playing away to XO Cliff in their new sports hall,team pairings Martin Chambers with Dave Frobisher and Pete Mathews with Dave Coleman each claimed two rubbers.

However reserves Rob Scarborough with Ian Witham lost in the third end to the opposition third pair to leave Grantham 5-4 losers.

Grantham Mens 2 also had to play Grantham Mens 1 twice as they are in the same Newark League division.

The results went according to starrings, with the first team comfortable winners.

Mens 4 entertained X Rackets at home in Division 3 but were soundly beaten, 8-1.

Daniel Watson with Dean Patel did well to pick up the only Grantham rubber, and despite some close three-enders neither Mike Woodhouse with Brian Coyle, nor Ian Witham with Matt Whittle added to the rubbers tally.

Grantham are running nine teams this season – five mens, a ladies and three mixed. Club night is Thursday 7.30 - 10pm, and home matches are played on Fridays at Priory Sports hall. Inquiries to Rob Scarborough on 01476 570838 or Rod Tyler 01476 407002.