BADMINTON: Mixed fortune for Grantham club’s men

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Grantham Badminton Club men were in action twice in Division One of the Melton League

They were soundly beaten away when Paul Izod was forced to concede after injury, losing all three of his rubbers paired with Rob Howbrook. Toby King with Dave Chambers also failed to gain any rubber,s while Toby Mills with Ian Witham were more succesful in claiming the only two Grantham rubbers in a 7-2 defeat to Meltonshire.

At home, the men narrowly scraped a valuable 5-4 win against Belvoir A. Declan Hill with Josh King scored two rubbers from three, as did Chris Graves with Rob Howbrook. The win was sealed by Dave Chambers with Toby King who picked up a fifth rubber of nine.

In Newark League Division One, Grantham first mixed hosted Westside. The the Grantham pairings only managed one rubber apiece from three against strong opposition. Chris Parrot paired Jaz Gilbert, Jan Bailey paired Kerry Durham and Nick Gill paired captain Susie Steeples in the 6-3 defeat.