BECCLES 1 v TEACHERS 3
Match report by Nick Saunders
The Beccles Badminton Club Men's team kicked off the new season with a home game against Teachers 3.
The team was sporting a new look from last season with the introduction of a new player along with the return of former members. The new pairings seemed to work well however as Brett + Nigel played brilliantly to comfortably win all three of their matches putting the team in a great position. Unfortunately the evening didn't go quite so smoothly for the other pairings of Rob + Nick and Robin + Keiron.
Rob + Nick started the evening well with victories in their first two matches but tiredness and powerful smashing from their third and final opponents meant they weren't able to overcome them. Robin + Keiron also put in a very good performance considering they had not played a match together before. Despite the lack of playing practice they were able to win the first of their matches and took the other two to three games. The final result was 6 - 3 to Beccles.
It was a great first performance from the team and is hopefully the shape of things to come.
1 Home v 1 Away 21/16 & 21/9 to Beccles
2 Home v 2 Away 21/19 & 21/13 to Beccles
3 Home v 3 Away 21/10 & 21/10 to Beccles
2 Home v 1 Away 21/19 17/21 & 11/21 to Teachers
3 Home v 2 Away 21/11 & 21/14 to Beccles
1 Home v 3 Away 21/17 & 23/21 to Beccles
3 Home v 1 Away 16/21 & 18/21 to Teachers
1 Home v 2 Away 21/14 & 21/18 to Beccles
2 Home v 3 Away 17/21 - 21/12 & 12/21 to Teachers
Final score 6/3 to Beccles
BECCLES B v. BESTHORPE
Match report by Emma Welton
The Mixed "B" team started their season with a home match against Besthorpe. It was good to have Nigel back in the team and a warm welcome to Robin.
Besthorpe have re-entered the League after a missed season and had some new young players.
Nigel & Claire began the show with a 2:1 victory, followed by Nick & Sonia, with the same result. The third pairing of Robin & Emma secured another win (2:0). Unfortunately, Nigel & Claire narrowly lost their next game, but Nick & Sonia managed a comfortable 2:0 win.
In the ladies' games, Claire & Emma lost 2:1, however Sonia and Emma ensured a final ladies' win. In the men's games, both the pairings secured victories, with the final result 7:2 to Beccles.
Many thanks to Besthorpe, who ensured that all the games were enjoyably competitive.
A great start to the season team "B", with hopefully more victories to come!
1H & 4H v 2A & 5A: 20/22, 21/16, 22/20
2H & 5H v 1A & 4A: 19/21, 21/9, 21/16
3H & 6H v 3A & 6A: 21/18, 21/8
1H & 4H v 1A & 4A: 21/23, 16/21
2H & 5H v 2A & 5A: 21/10, 21/19
6H & 4H v 6A & 4A: 21/12, 6/21, 17/21
3H & 1H v 3A & 1A: 21/17, 21/16
6H & 5H v 6A & 5A: 21/16, 20/22, 21/17
3H & 2H v 3A & 2A: 21/16, 18/21, 21/17
Final score 7/2 to Beccles
EATON EAGLES v BECCLES
Match report by Louise Ball