Southend and District Badminton Association

It was a good week for home teams in the Southend and District Badminton Association leagues with all bar one securing victory.

Fitzwimarc continued their perfect start to the Mixed Premier season with a 9-0 victory over SLH Rayleigh. Marie Baker and Phil Tuffee, Michael Clark and Rebecca Terry and Jenny Chu and Spencer Collins all won three perfect rubbers for Fitz. Adam Whiting and Jan Watt came closest to getting a point for the visitors.

Fitzwimarc Seconds didn’t fare quite as well, in the same division, as they lost out 9-0 away at Eastwood. It was a perfect three rubbers for Matt Allum and Emma Harris, Arran Weston and Kirsty Binstead and Adam Sibley and Charlotte Mortlock to move them up to third in the table. Pam Lee and Ryan Pinnock came closest for Fitz who drop down to fourth.

SLH Rayleigh also faced Phoenix Flames in the Mixed Premier but again were on the end of another heavy defeat as they lost out 8-1 on the road.

Despite the scoreline, four of the nine rubbers went to three games as Tracey Haylett and Tim Baskett and Mandie Breed and Andy McMahon both secured hat-tricks for the Flames.

There was also a double from Ahsan Rohman and Sara Thompson. Caroline Fletcher and Adam Whiting picked up Rayleigh’s point.

Phoenix Flames Seconds made it three wins from three in the Mixed Second division as they beat their Thirds 9-0. Russell Dobson and Vikki Walker, Ben Bradford and Carly Horsler and Rob Dunn and Tracey Carey picked up hat-tricks, with the latter not dropping a game. Danny Peach and Kana Hazlewood fared the best for the Thirds.

Finally, Fitzwimarc Seconds and Eastwood Seconds shared the spoils in the Masters First division with a 3-3 draw. Three of the six rubbers went to three games in a very tight encounter. Donna Venables and Mair Dew both picked up braces for the home side while

Martin Rainbow and Adrian Watling were victorious in two rubbers each for Eastwood.

Player of the Week – Jenny Chu

Team of the Week – Eastwood

Mick Ferris

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