Report 31st December 2006
A flurry of matches before Christmas saw Ely Victoria romp to the top of Newmarket Badminton Federation Men’s Division One with good wins over St Edmunds, Crossways A and a 6-0 thumping for the weakened side of potential contenders, Newmarket A. Burwell once again showed their knack or upsetting form by holding Ely to a draw at home, but bizarrely only managed the same result after winning no games on the night at home to Newmarket A, who had to concede 3 out of 6 games by being a man short.
Littleport charge to the top of Men’s Division Two with 5 wins, honours going to Crossways B who did manage to hold them to a draw.
In Women’s Division One Newmarket B had mixed fortunes. They lost heavily 5½-½ to St. Phillips, who will be pleased to have reversed last year’s performance, but beat Haverhill who slide after also losing against Newmarket A.
In Women’s Division Two Little Shelford continue unbeaten with a win over Littleport who at least picked up their first points at home to Crossways, winning 5-1.
Ely Victoria still head Mixed Division One with two more wins, away to Borders and a 6-3 Saturday night home advantage win again for Ely, hosting Newmarket A, despite Scott Perkins and Sue Sriskanden scoring maximum 3 points for Newmarket.
Two home wins for Howard, 7-2 against Con Club and 8½-½ against Newmarket B, sees them move ahead of the pack in Mixed Division Two, but still well behind Linton who beat Burwell 5½-3½ and St. Phillips B 8-1.
Soham A stay ahead in Mixed Division Three, now with clear space after wins at home, against Littleport 9-0, Soham B 8-1 and a draw against Crossways. Hawks still look contenders, staying second after winning away at Crossways 6½-2½.
Reminders / other items:
On Sunday 14th January 2007 Newmarket Leisure Centre hosts the National Leisure Centres Badminton Championship 2006/07, a competition specifically for those people that have not played league badminton (separate Email to follow).
The deadline for entries for teams or individuals into the 14th International Tournament, which will be held over the weekend of 17th and 18th Feb 2007, need to be sent to Sandra Ashcroft by 21st January 2007.
Details of this and other news and badminton information can be found on the website at www.newmarketbadmintonfederation.org.uk .
The 40th Cambridgeshire Senior Tournament will be played at Burwell Sports Centre on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January 2007 - see http://www.cambsba.org.uk .