A round-up of match results from the local badminton leagues on the run-up to Christmas.
Lew Kelly Men’s League
Quine & Cubbon Rushen A 235
Rushen’s Rob Mason and Paul Osbourn shared games with Ben Watterson and Neil McMullen 21/12 18/21, then Neil Ronan and Richard Kerr won two against Alan Ferguson and Shibu Augustian 21/17 21/17.
Selborne battled back to win two games when Watterson/Augustian beat Mason/Kerr 21/19 21/16.
It was then the turn of Rushen to win two close games, with Ronan/Osbourn defeating Ferguson/McMullen 21/18 21/19.
Success in the next went to Selborne, with both games won by McMullen/Augustian against Osbourn/Kerr 21/19 21/16.
The final encounter went to Rushen with Ronan/Mason winning 21/15 21/13 against Ferguson/Watterson to give Rushen a 2-1 points win. [RR]
Apollo Blinds Vikings C 241
Align 4 Life Selborne C 171
Athol Park Guest House Castletown C 227
Furnitureland Sulby B 192
Marown D 244
Kirk Michael B 194
Lew Kelly Women’s League
Kirk Michael A 239
Quine & Cubbon Rushen A 182
Tynwald Celts A 231
Apollo Blinds Vikings C 173
Align 4 Life Selborne C 251Sulby A 163
The third match for Selborne C was home to Sulby A, which opened up with close games between Selborne’s Carol Kelly/Sue Richardson and Sulby’s Beth Nicol/Katie Strickett. The Selborne pair took the advantage here with scores of 21/16 21/15.
In the next set involving Natalie Bennett/Maia Xiao and Aalin Penketh/Heather Kennett, Sulby won their first and what turned out to be their only game of the evening 21/20, before losing the second 11/21 to trail Selborne by 20 points after four games.
Sulby were unable to win another game all evening, with Selborne simply proving too strong for the northern side. However, Sulby’s Strickett/Kennett fought hard against Richardson/Xiao, but lost 15/21 16/21, which proved to be the third closest set all evening.
Well done to Selborne C for a deserved win, which puts them firmly at the top of the division with three wins and no defeats at the halfway stage.
Congratulations to Aalin Penketh and Natalie Bennett who were nominated players of the match. [TG]
Apollo Blinds Vikings A 16
Align 4 Life Selborne A 0
Fencibles B 7Apollo Blinds Vikings B 12
Kirk Michael A 8Marown A 10
Athol Park Guest House Castletown B 16
Tynwald Celts B 0
Marown B 11Fencibles C 6
Quine & Cubbon Rushen C 3
Marown C 16