50s A result at the Championships weekend
Somerset >50 A team WIN Division 1B and gain promotion to Premier Division for next season
Team; Launa Eyles-Christine Hunt-Jane Keates-Kerry Mullen-Cath Vigar
James Buckle(Capt) - Chris Ashworth-James Elkin-Barry Harris-Chris Hunt
Mary Buckle ( Team manager)
A very exciting weekend in Bournemouth ended up with a narrow win for the Somerset team . Carrying injuries to Launa and James B the whole team performed brilliantly .
Initial wins over Oxford (4-0), Bucks(3-1) and finally a very close game with Kent (3-1) we ended the first day level on wins with Hampshire . After the annual dinner and dance on the Saturday evening an early start on the Sunday saw us play old rivals Wiltshire, again a win (3-1) .We then faced the Hampshire team ,still to drop a game ,who had brought in a new number one player for the day !
A 2-2 draw with a very close ladies doubles loss 22-20 in the third end looked as if we may have blown our chances ,before a easy 4-0 win over Middlesex. All square with Hampshire on points( 11-11) - so to the rule book .. where if teams equal on points then the result went to the head to head game between the teams which we had won by 5 sets to 4 ! Success , league won and promotion secured .
My thanks to all the team ,especially James E who came fresh from a days coaching to play the Kent game with James B injured .Special thanks to the >50B team for their support and encouragement through out the weekend and to Mary for making sure we were at the right courts and in team order on time !
In all a great weekend for Somerset Vets Badminton