Southend & District Badminton Association – week 22

Hawkwell took a massive step towards safety in the Masters Premier division with a 4-2 win over fellow strugglers Phoenix Flames Seconds. Alan Morriss secured a hat-trick for the Hawks and Sue Mills and Jamie Cole got the other to seal victory. Sara Thompson helped the visitors to their two points who are now three points from safety with just one match left.

In the division below, Fitzwimarc Seconds moved back into second but were denied victory as they were held 3-3 by Phoenix Flames Thirds. Donna Venables and Peter Smith both bagged braces for the home team. Jill Beaver and Colin Campbell also got two wins each for Phoenix as they remain bottom.

Fitzwimarc made it nine wins out of nine in the Mixed Premier as they eased past their second team 9-0. Liz Gotts and Phil Tuffee, Spencer Collins and Angela McDaniel and Marie Baker and Alan Adkins all picked up three rubbers each with Gotts and Tuffee not dropping a game. Jay Crewe and Julie Ingham did best for the Seconds.

In the Mixed First division, Westcliff Seconds overcame Phoenix Flames with a 7-2 victory. Emma Anderson-Brown and Rob Perry won a perfect three rubbers for the home side with braces for Andrea Lloyd and Matt Tonge and Vicki Russell and Mark King. Sara Thompson and Ahsan Rohman and Tracey Haylett and Danny Peach got a rubber each for the Flames.

Leighway moved closer to retaining their Ladies Premier title as they beat Westcliff 6-0. Lynne Swan and Viv Gillard both won three perfect rubbers each with June Hammond and Mia Petchey also getting hat-tricks. Adrienne Munro and Jade Timms came closest to a rubber for Westcliff who remain in second.

B & BP moved up to third in the Ladies First division with a 6-0 win over struggling Hawkwell. Emma Potter, Tamsin Collinge, Wendy Hyde and Dawn Eagon made up the winning team for the home side. Farnaz Siddiq and Caroline Trace came closest for the away side.

Finally, in the Men’s Second division, Fitzwimarc Thirds went top with a 9-0 win over Hawkwell Seconds. James Williams and Rob Cornish won a perfect three rubbers for Fitz and were supported by hat-tricks for Adam Dixon-Peters and Craig Walsingham and Mike Vardy and Tarun Goel. Andrew Strutt and Richard Gardner narrowly missed out twice on getting a point.

Team of the Week – Hawkwell (Masters Prem)

Player of the Week – Alan Morriss

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Mick Ferris

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