BADMINTON: Grantham second team lose at home

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Newark League

Division Two

Grantham 2nd 3

Cross O’Cliff 6

Grantham men’s second string were beaten at home.

Martin Chambers played with Dave Frobisher, Martin Peat with Andrew Watson, and Adrian Ackroyd with Carl Jennings, and each pair scored one rubber each.

l The men’s third team thrashed Balderton 9-0 away in to maintain their top spot in Division Three. Chris Graves played with Jon Ashley, Andy Attewell with Ben Attewell, and Rob Scarborough with Daniel Watson.

Grantham men’s fourth string also won away at Lincoln Albion in Division Three, despite requiring five reserves to make up the team. Chris Graves played with Declan Hill, claiming three rubbers, Rob Scarborough with Will Tse, and Ian Witham with Paul Izod won two rubbers each to complete the 7-2 win.

The ladies’ first team were comprehensively beaten 6-0 away by Westside in Division One. Players were Jaz Gilbert, Kerry Durham, Susie Steeples and Zoe Foote.