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Badminton Round-Up

Tue, 27 Oct 2015


 

The third week of badminton fixtures saw some very close matches in

mixed league 4.

 

League results for the week ending 23rd October 2015.

 

Mixed Leagues 

 

League 4

 

Designer Glass Castletown/Abbey B 9 Fencibles C 10

 

 

For the second week in succession, Castletown Abbey hosted Fencibles as Castletown Abbey B team took on the visitors C team. Fencibles pairings Hollie Robertson and Leah Masson at second womens and Roberta Cannell and Sarah Buss at first womens started with comfortable victories over Claire Townsend and Sinead Stephens 21/6 21/15 and Lisa Watterson and Hannah Clague 21/16 21/7 respectively. The home team won both men’s doubles in closer games. At second men’s, reserves Martin Greenwood and John Thornley came through after losing the first game to win in three beating Richard Weir and Joel Avery 18/21 21/17 21/18, while at first men’s, Fencibles’ Ian Barnes and Ben Clague were unfortunate not to snatch a game as Graham Coffey and Stu Lyon won 24/22 21/19. At fourth mixed  Fencibles Weir and Masson took the first game but Thornley and Stephens managed to force a deciding game. In a game which could easily have gone either way, Thornley and Stephens won the third game rounding off the closest match of the evening 23/25 21/14 23/21, and levelling the overall match score at 6-6. Third mixed also required three games to find a winner.  Castletown/Abbey's Greenwood and Townsend came back after losing the first 20/22 to win the next 21/10, but Avery and Robertson claimed the win as they took the decider 21/12. Fencibles Ben Clague and Buss beat Coffey and Hannah Clague at second mixed 21/12 21/18 to secure overall victory for Fencibles, but Lyon and Watterson secured two more points for Castletown Abbey by beating Barnes and Cannell 21/10 21/19.  BW

 

 

Citywing Vikings C 9 Doehle Corporate Selborne C 10

 

Cannell Print Rushen B 12 Speedy Parking Peel A 8

 

The first match of the season for both teams resulted in a very close match with four of the sets going to a third game. At second mens there was a win for Rushen's Nick Fullerton and Brendan Harrison 21/10 21/16 against Bharat Chhettri and Raygie Dolloso.  At second womens the Peel pairing of Chantal McLean and Gillian Craine won in two games 21/13 21/16 against Gill Young and Caroline Whitehead.  First mens went to a third game and it was Rushen's Adrian Edwards and Dave Leigh who came out on top 21/11 16/21 21/13 against Stuart Gell and Darren Irving.  First womens also needed a third game and it was Alison Craine and Rachel Golby for Peel who were successful 16/21 21/13 21/18 against Lucy Kerr and Amanda Munro.  After the level doubles it was all square at 5-5.  Fourth mixed was decided in two games and was won by Rushen's Fullerton and Young against Dolloso and McLean 21/9 21/17.  Third mixed was  won by Rushen in the third game.  Harrison and Whitehead claiming victory 16/21 21/19 21/19 against Chettri and  Gillian Craine.  Second mixed was won in two games by Rushen's Leigh and Kerr 21/13 22/20 against Irving and Golby.  First mixed saw a victory for Peel's Gell and Alison Craine 14/21 21/10 21/12 against Edwards and Munro.   

 

 

Men’s Leagues

 

League 1

 

Doehle Corporate Selborne A 191 Citywing Vikings A 244 

 

 

The theme of this match was Vikings winning all the first games then for Selborne to fight back and win three of the six second games with Stuart Foley and Roy Wilson, Stuart Foley and Alex Lambie and John Cretney and Alex Lambie all picking up a game each.  With two matches remaining Selborne were within 30 points of Vikings and in with a chance of taking a match point but the last two games went the way of Vikings with wins for Sam Mills and Steve Allen 21/10 21/20 and Matthew Nicholson and Steve Quayle 21/18 21/13. SN

 

 

CuPlas Callow St Ninians A 233 Microgaming Marown A 194

 

League 4

 

Sulby Glen Sulby 173 Fencibles B 246

 

 

League 8

 

CuPlas Callow St Ninians D 98 Magee & Co Castletown/Abbey D 243

 

Women's Leagues

 

League 1

 

CuPlas Callow St Ninians A 232 Citywing Vikings A 212

 

 

This match saw St Ninians fielding quite a different team to last season with Sarah Corlett being the only player from last season, joined by Julie Thomas who has transferred from Selborne, and two players making a very welcome return to Isle of Man Badminton, former Junior Island Champion Ashleigh Keown and many times Senior Island Champion Cara Corlett.  Vikings women's team this season is very young with all players being juniors with a total age of just 64.  The match on the night was very evenly balanced with Vikings players Charlotte Dougherty and Kristina Buck beating Sarah Corlett and Julie Thomas 21/17 21/18.  This was followed up with a win for St Ninians Ashleigh Keown and Cara Corlett 21/17 21/20 over Emma Nicholson and Georgia Foxton.  There were then comfortable wins for Sarah Corlett and Cara Corlett and Nicholson and Buck.  This left St Ninians with a slender lead of seven points going into the final two matches, which they increased to a win by 20 points to give them two  points and Vikings one in a well fought match. SN

 

 

League 3

 

Tynwald Celts A 242 CuPlas Callow St Ninians B 200

 

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