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New Season (2018/2019)


Nathan & GailTo keep up-to-date with all the latest league results and tables please follow the link to the Nottinghamshire Badminton Association website. This will give you the very latest situation and you can view up-to-date Division tables or get a current summary for the Club.

2017/2018 Season Review

Mixed

An excellent season characterised by the successful formation of new partnerships and a fantastic second place finish in the division. Stalwarts Gill Rogerson and Adrian Mateo continued as the established pair and maintained their usual consistency, but the real revelations were the new partnerships of Alice Garcia-Melgares & Andy Longton and Pen Sutton & Craig Parkin whose superb performances ensured the team achieved a well deserved promotion.

Mens

The Mens 1 team had to endure an exceptionally tough start, kicking off their campaign with matches against the two teams that would eventually finish in first and second place respectively i.e. Bingham and Rolls Royce. Despite a heavy loss to Rolls Royce, the match was notable for the debut of ex-junior player Jacob Bates who acquitted himself very well. The following matches saw a significant change in fortune with victories in all the remaining fixtures cementing third place spot in the division, the highest finish in the past five years.

After an unexpected promotion the previous season, the Mens 2 team knew that staying in Division 3 would be a tough task, but its main aim was to be competitive and this was achieved...and some! The season opener was a close fought match away at Unity that resulted in a narrow 5-4 defeat, despite matching Unity point for point. This was followed by another 5-4 defeat with an overall difference of just 10 points and then a further two successive losses in yet more close matches. The first win eventually came in a 6-3 win against Boots but the final match of the season would determine whether or not the team would remain in the division or be relegated. With the match all square at 4-4 one more rubber was all that stood between the team and survival but alas it was not to be and yet another close 5-4 defeat ultimately sealed relegation.

The Mens 3 team cemented their position in Division 4 finishing in an excellent fourth place. Notable highlights were a sweeping 9-0 victory against Safari and the debuts of ex-juniors Will Caltrop-Owen and Dan Oakley who won 80% of their rubbers playing as a pair. Remarkably, there was a difference of just six points more for the teams opponents over the course of the whole season.

Nottinghamshire Cup

After a ten year absence, the knock-out cup was reintroduced this year. East Leake entered a team and after a first round bye found itself in the quarter finals against long time friendly rivals Beeston Valley. A magnificent 6-3 victory set up a semi-final match against the mighty Bingham but despite the handicapping advantage, Bingham proved too strong and regrettably there was no repeat of the Clubs historic appearance in the 2008 final.


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