Recent match results in the local badminton leagues for the week Monday, November 29 to Friday, December 3.
Lew Kelly Men’s League
St Ninian’s A 209
Apollo Blinds Vikings A 228
Tynwald Celts A 192
Athol Park Guest House Castletown B 246
Quine & Cubbon Rushen C 211
Marown C 219
Fencibles D 238
Lew Kelly Women’s League
Apollo Blinds Vikings A 252
Apollo Blinds Vikings B 155
Athol Park Guest House Castletown A 231
Align 4 Life Selborne A 193
Tynwald Celts B 228
Falcons A 233
Marown A 14Fencibles B 3
Quine & Cubbon Rushen A 14
Kirk Michael A 4
Rushen’s Richard Kerr and Paul Osbourn were 16/20 down in the first game at second men’s, but came back to win 23/21 and then take the second game 21/11 against Jamie Everitt and Michael Brew.
Second women’s was also won by Rushen when Amanda Munro and Sarah Goldie defeated Alison Callister and Jo Moore 21/9 21/13.
A good first men’s was won by Rushen’s Neil Ronan/Rob Mason 21/12 21/15 against Ryan Brew/Ben Kneale.
Kirk Michael got off the mark with a win at first women’s. Leanne Miller/Vanessa Roberts won a close first game 21/19 and then took the second 21/10 against Kirree Ronan/Carole Ennett.
At the halfway point in the match, Rushen led 6-2. Fourth mixed included three reserves but it was Rushen who came out on top in two games through Mason/Munro against Everitt/Callister 21/8 21/9.
Kerr/Goldie at third also won in two games for Rushen 21/16 21/14 against Michael Brew/Moore.
The evening concluded with two excellent encounters at first and second mixed.
At second, Osbourn/Ennett won a very close first game for Rushen but Ryan Brew/Miller came back to win the second. The Rushen pair then took the third to seal them a 22/20 16/21 21/14 victory.
A similar pattern occurred at first mixed. Rushen’s brother and sister team - Neil and Kirree Ronan - won the close first and Kirk Michael’s Kneale/Roberts took the second.
So again all rested on the final game which the Rushen pair won to give them victory 24/22 17/21 21/16. [RR]
Align 4 Life Selborne B 10
Apollo Blinds Vikings C 8
A close match at Bemahague Secondary School for these division three teams.
Selborne opened up the evening with two strong games 21/10 21/11 for Paul Griffiths/Adi Iswanto versus Raymond Wun/Roy McClean, but Vikings immediately retaliated with Hayley Brophy/Sophie Wade beating Angela Guest/Lisa Hennessy 21/14 21/10, to bring the match level.
This same pattern was repeated for the first men’s and women’s pairings, with Shibu Augustian/Joel Avery beating Vikings’ Neil Brew/Mark Falconer 21/12 24/22 and Sam Spellman/Melissa McKnight beating Selborne’s Sarah Davidson/Anita Griffiths 21/10 21/8.
With the match all square at 4-4, there was everything to play for in the mixed sets.
Both teams fought hard with half of the mixed sets going to the full three games.
With Selborne winning the first three mixed matches, the scoreline was 10-6 in Selborne’s favour, but Vikings put up a tough battle in the final set of the evening with Falconer/McKnight battling Augustian/Davidson to narrowly win 22/20 21/19 and putting Vikings only two games behind Selborne at the end of the evening.
So a close win for Selborne and congratulations to both teams for a well-fought match, also to Adi Adwason for being voted Selborne’s opposing team player of the match. [TG]