O70 PREMIER DIV (WOLVERHAMPTON)
The 70’s were at Wolverhampton this January in the Premier Division. The team was: Vera Groves, Wendy Arscott and Sue Awcock, Mike Stoneman, Tim Kaye, Laurence Walker plus Derek Webb as reserve.
We kicked off with Hampshire on Saturday followed by Yorkshire, by the end of the day we had one win and a close loss. Sunday saw us at 9 am against the eventual winners Kent , a tough start and a 2-1 loss (Wendy & Vera winning the ladies doubles 28-26 in the third). However, we then picked up much needed wins against Lancashire and Cheshire to finish the day equal on points, but one game behind Hampshire and a final 3rdplace which will maintain our place in the Premier Division.
A good result and a great team effort with Sue and Laurence saving our blushes in the mixed on a couple occasions over the weekend and everyone playing their part. This, as always, was a very enjoyable weekend with competitive games played in the best spirit. Badminton England do a great job arranging all the venues and Hotel packages.
Mike Stoneman (Captain)