St Clements Badminton Club, Oxford

Mens A also off to a winning start

Our Mens A team also got their Division 3 campaign off to a winning start on Wednesday after a closely fought match against visitors Leys A. None of our pairs had any answer to Leys’ top pairing (Jack Bullivant and Adam Uberoi) but some consistent performances against the other two pairings saw the home side record a 5-4 win. Alex Cousins, making his Mens A debut, formed a new and impressive partnership with Josh Long in recording two victories from three rubbers. Steve Hurt and Dan Floris, a rather more longstanding partnership (!) also secured two wins. Their rubber against Leys’ second pair went to a deciding game that was resoundingly won by Dan and Steve 21-7. As the match drew to a conclusion the score stood at 4-4, with Nick Abitabile and Rohit Karwal needing to grab the vital winning rubber, which they did so with aplomb, dispatching Leys’ third string 21-15, 21-18.

Next it is the turn of our 3D team who, after gaining promotion last season, will be competing in Division 2. They start their campaign away to Abingdon C on Friday night and this is followed by a home match against Leys A on Wednesday 8th October.

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