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Week 10 Report W/E 16th November


Division 1

It was 2nd v 1st when Kingfisher A entertained Fleetwood A and it was the visitors who not only maintained their winning run but extended their lead at the top to 4 points with a 15-9 win. It was the ladies that proved decisive as they ended 6-0 in Fleetwood's favour whilst the men's and mixed were more competitive ending 3-3 and 6-6 respectively. In the final games Jess Logue and Jonathan Mosley won a pair of mixed to give Kingfisher a vital point. Caroline Andrew was the star player winning 7 for the champions and Jonathan won 5 for Kingfisher.

Poulton Le Fylde moved up to joint second with a comfortable 21-3 home win over bottom team Albany B. Nikki Wilford and Harry Townsend won all their 8 games and Clare Thompson and newcomer Adrian Speakman split both their mixed games to win 2 on the night for Albany.

Division 2
Pilling B put themselves back in contention with their 3rd successive win, this time over Project 12. Pilling's ladies won all 6 comfortably and with the men's all being split, the score reached 9-3. Pilling maintained the pressure in the mixed to deny their rivals a point and ran out winners 18-6. Sarah Rayner and Elizabeth Harrison won 8 and Projects Jon Jackson won 4.

League leaders Hesketh A had a scare in their away match to Stanley A. The ladies went Hesketh's way 4-2 but this was matched by Stanley's men who also won 4-2 to make it all square at 6 games each. In the mixed Hesketh's Nicky Johnson and Dominic McVittie won the first pair which was followed by a split before Lynsey Rees and Lee Meakin from Stanley won both games to tie the score at 9-9 each! 2 more split games followed to reach 11 games each before Sheena Carberry and Rick Percival won the last 2 games for Hesketh for a 13-11 victory ! Nicky won 7 for Hesketh and Steve “Consistent” Canavan won 5 for the unlucky losers.

Promotion chasing Lids B beat struggling Fleetwood B 18-6 to move into second place in a match involving lots of close games including a 30-28 men's levels! Lids took a strong 9-3 advantage into the mixed which also ended 9-3. Super Steph Tsang and Dynamite Dan Cooper proving their value winning 7 games each - Linda Adams and Ant Cross replied with 3.

Division 3
At the bottom of the table, an important win by Ribby Hall B over Kirkham Charter B 16-8 which has lifted them out of the bottom 2. Kirkham again showed their fighting qualities when they managed to split the final games to earn themselves a point. Melanie Bunney was top scorer with 7 games for Ribby and John Barker with an encouraging 5 games for Kirkham. Thanks Penny.

Unbeaten Hesketh B beat promotion rivals Ribby Hall A 16-8 helped by Steve Blackburn and Andy Manson winning 7. Emma Nickson won 5 for Ribby including the last mixed with Graham Bielby to get a bonus point for Ribby.

Surely there is only one outcome when there is a bottom v top clash ? Not so as Fleetwood had a much needed win 10-6 against high fliers Project 12 with Derek Hill and Ant Cross winning 6 and Jon Jackson replying with 5.


Week 9 Report W/E 9th November


Division 1

Albany B were quickly down 12-0 after the levels against Kingfisher A with Karen Pye and Fran Hellier the only pair to get close to taking a game which ended 20-22. The mixed produced some closer scores but with Kingfisher always on top. Only Cockers and Fran were able to grab a couple of games towards the end of the night. Final score 22-2 to Kingfisher. Jess Logue was POTM winning all 8 and conceding the least amount of points.

Lids A had a good win 16-8 v Pilling A to push themselves away from the relegation zone thanks mainly to their ladies who won 6-0 whilst the men won 4-2. The mixed was a much more even contest ending 6-6.Margaret Dixon & Michael Banks winning the last game 21-19 to secure a vital point. Hannah Parr again top scored for Lids with 7 and Andy Davis (again) and Michael both won 4 for Pilling.

A very strong Fleetwood A maintained their title grip with a 17-7 win over a weakened Albany A. The levels was evenly contested with Fleetwood holding a slender 7-5 lead. However the mixed was rather one sided as Fleetwood won the first 8 games. Albany had chances at the end to gain a bonus point but a mixed win in the very final game by Dave Wiseman and Elizabeth Andrew meant Albany left with nothing ! Both Dave & Tim Vickers won 7 for the Champions and Sian Meakin was Albany's best performer with 4.

Division 2
Kingfisher B 24-0 Lids C Match conceded.

Division 3
No matches

It was top v bottom as league leaders Warton A entertained Albany and won convincingly 13-3. It was Graham Cooper who was Man of the Match with a maximum 6 games. For Albany, Gregor Creelman and Paul Cross won 2 games each.


Week 8 Report W/E 2nd November


Division 1 - No matches

Division 2
Kingfisher B kept in touch with the leaders with a 16-8 home win v Stanley A thanks to a dominant display by their ladies who won all 6 whilst the men's ended 3-3. The mixed was much closer and finished 7-5 to Kingfisher though not without a fight as Stanley won the last 2 games through Wendy Rutter and Steve Canavan to earn a bonus point. Lynne Williams won all her 8 games for the winners and Steve won 6.

Lids C picked up their first point of the season despite a 16-8 loss to Project 12. Mark Pickles won all his 8 games for Project who climb up to 2nd place and a promotion spot. Linda Settle won 6 of Lids' 8 games to help them earn a vital bonus point in their quest to avoid relegation.

Division 3
It looks like a 3 way fight for promotion with all 3 top teams managing comfortable wins this week.

On Monday Ribby Hall A beat bottom placed Kirkham Charter B 20-4 and maintain their fine start to the season. 4 games went to settings (3 to Ribby) reflecting Kirkham's fighting spirit. Anita Driscoll and Ian Womesley won 8 games for the promotion challengers. Amelia Parker,Dave Longbottom and Richard Pascucci replied with 2 for Kirkham.

On Wednesday Kirkham Charter A also kept pace at the top with an away win at Stanley B by 16-8. The match was poised at 6-6 after the level doubles but then KC forged ahead winning the mixed 10-2 although it was Stanley's mixed pairing of Julie Burrows and Steve Whyatt who won the very last game for a much deserved bonus point. Julie and Steve actually split all their games to end with 4 games each whilst James Atherton won 7 for KC to keep their promotion dream alive!

On Friday Hesketh B returned to top spot with an emphatic 19-5 home win versus Kingfisher C. The result doesn't reflect on the games as it was a brave effort by Kingfisher but unfortunately Hesketh were just too strong. Jill McMillan won all 8 of her games while Joe Wadsworth was a last minute stand in and won an impressive 6 games for his only 2nd match. Rebecca was the best player for Kingfisher winning 2 ladies, one 24-22 & a mixed. Thanks to Mike Lloyd for this report.

A strong Warton A side moved back to the top with a resounding 14-2 home win against Fleetwood although there were plenty of close games. Adrian Speakman won all his games with Ant Cross top scorer for Fleetwood with 2 games.


Week 7 Report W/E 26th October


Division 1
Despite some close scores, especially in the men's doubles,Fleetwood A consolidated their top spot with a 19-5 win away to Pilling A. Elaine Danson and Andy Davis with 3 were again Pilling's best performers whilst Fleetwood had Cath Bagley, Emily Broadbent and James Lester winning 7.

Albany B remain rooted at the bottom after a heavy defeat at the hands of Lids A by 23-1. Only a Paul Cross & Steve Tivey men's doubles troubled the scorecard. 4 players for Lids won 8 but it was Hannah Parr who conceded the fewest points!

Undefeated Albany A lost their 100% start as they lost 14-10 at Poulton Le Fylde A making the fight (for runners up spot ) even more fascinating. There were many close games which included 4 settings. PLF however capitalised on the fact that an Albany lady was unwell for the entire match but they kept their concentration to move up the table to second place. Nikki Wilford won 7 for Poulton and Rob Oakes won 6 for Albany.

Division 2
Another fantastic night of badminton as Lids B took on division leaders Hesketh A! There were so many crucial games with 5 of them (a league record so far!) decided on settings - Hesketh winning 4 of them. Overall far too much excitement for 'Chief Scribe', Carol Booth to take in! Hesketh ladies won 5-1 whilst the boys from Lids won 4-2. With Hesketh leading 7-5 it was vital that Lids won the first mixed set which they did through Steph T'sang and Dan Cooper to tie the match 7 all ! However the league leaders showed their experience by winning the next 6 games to get over the finishing line. Although Lids won 3 of the last 4 games Hesketh triumphed 14-10 and remain the team to beat! Sheena Carberry and Jill McMillan both won 7 for the victors. (Lin) Dan not only won 5 for the losers but also found time to send this enthusiastic report - Thanks!

Fleetwood B v Pilling B ended 5-19 to move Pilling (after a slow start to the season) up to 3rd and push Fleetwood nearer to the bottom. Ant Cross was playing his 4th match of the week and it was only Thursday!! In recognition of this I am calling it the “Effort of the Season” - unless someone can better it ! Elizabeth Harrison and Tim Shipway won all 8 games for Pilling whilst the best player for Fleetwood was - you guessed it - SupermAnt who won 4 games!

Division 3
Kingfisher C conceded their home match to Ribby Hall B.

Ribby Hall A moved into 2nd spot after a 16-8 win over Stanley B. Some close games with 4 settings emphasising this was a tough match in which Stanley won the last 2 games through Irene Radcliffe and Steve Wyatt to clinch a bonus point. Anita Driscoll and Emma Nickson with 7 for the home team - Steve won 6 for Stanley.

Game of the Week matched 2 unbeaten teams Project 12 and Warton A who met at Preesall for a top of the table clash. Unsurprisingly 4 of the 16 games went to setting with each team winning 2. It was Project 12 who started better winning 5 of the first 6 games to put themselves in a strong position. Although Warton rallied at the end and managed to close the gap it was never quite enough and Project 12 ran out winners 9-7. Jon Jackson won 6 for the home team and Jeremy Cara replied with 5 for Warton.


Week 6 Report W/E 19th October


Division 1
Only a Sam Ames and Will Booth men's split prevented a whitewash as Kingfisher A cruised to a 23-1 home victory v Lids moving them into top spot. However 4 settings all went the way of the home team suggesting it wasn't totally one sided. Jonathan Mosley statistically the best player on the night.

Albany B v Pilling A was a tough bottom of the table clash with both teams hoping to pick up points. Albany, however, were unable to convert their many net court shots and the match finished with a 23-1 win for Pilling. The scoreline doesn't really reflect how close the games were and included a 30-29 in the last levels game as well as 3 other games which went to setting.Only Amit Misty and Fran Hellier managed to win the final game 22-20 but not before the sports hall staff tried to pack up and walked onto the court with the score 19-20! Elaine Danson and Andy Davies were POTM (players of the match) for winning 8 games. Biggest shock of the night was Shippers declining an invite to the pub ! Thanks to Cockers for his onsite report!

Fleetwood climbed up the table with a tough 15-9 win at Poulton. They edged ahead 7-5 in the levels and then pulled further ahead winning the mixed 8-4. Nikki Wilford & Ant Forrest won 5 for PLF but Andy Wiseman was back to his best - winning all 8 for the Champions (elect?).

Division 2
Pilling B improved their lowly position with a 23-1 thumping of bottom team Lids C. Alison Crosbie statistically the best player - Julie Bennet & Mark Green with the solitary game for Lids.

Promotion chasing Lids B won an even match against Stanley A 14-10.The ladies and mens ended 3-3 to take the game into a mixed shootout. 4 of these sets were split but the other 2 sets were crucially won by the youngsters Steph T'sang and Dan Cooper who ended with 7 games each whilst 4 players from Stanley won 4 games.

Looking for an early return to Division 1 Hesketh A continued their great start with an emphatic 20-4 win over Fleetwood B who find themselves at the wrong end of the table. Sheena Carberry was POTM winning all her 8 games. Derek Hill and Ant Cross won 2 for Fleetwood.

Project 12 given a 24-0 win after Kingfisher B conceded the match.

Division 3
Game of the Week was Kirkham Charter B v Kingfisher C which was a friendly but evenly fought match and had some very close games including 2 settings both won by Kingfisher. Kirkham felt disappointed to lose 9-15 as only 3 points separated the teams in the end! Debbie Oddy won 7 for the winners whilst all Kirkham's men won 4 with Richard Pascucci not only having the best points difference but unusually managing to split all his games! Thanks to Penny Page for the details!

Hesketh B continued their winning run by defeating Ribby Hall B 16-8. There were some hard fought games with Hesketh going into the mixed 8 -4 up followed by winning the mixed by the same score. John Callahan picking up a game in his debut match for Ribby. Michael Lloyd won 7 for the winning team whilst Melanie Bunney played well to win 7 games for the losing team including a final mixed with John Wright to earn Ribby a bonus point. The highlight was the Halloween themed refreshments afterwards which was enjoyed by everyone. Thanks to Michael for this!

Stanley given a 16-0 win after Warton B conceded the match.


Week 5 Report W/E 12th October


Week 5 Report W/E 12th October

Division 1
No matches this week

Division 2
Monday night saw a top of the table clash between two unbeaten teams Kingfisher B and Lids B which ended with a narrow 14-10 win for the home team.Their ladies were the main difference winning 5 whilst the mens ended 3-3. Lids were unable to make up any ground in the mixed which ended 6-6.Kingfisher's top pair of Lynne Williams and James de Wolf both won 7 and James Leigh won 5 for Lids.

Newly promoted Lids C are finding it tough in this higher division.They suffered a heavy defeat 2-22 against mid table Stanley A.Julie Bennet was involved in both of the home teams wins whilst Lee Meakin and Steve Canavan from Stanley won all their 8 games.

Match of the week featured two mid table teams Fleetwood B and Project 12 and saw the lead change hands several times.The home men won 5 whilst the away women also won 5 for a half time score of 6-6! Onto the mixed where Fleetwood won the first set and with the next two sets split they led 10-8 before P12 hit back for 10-10.Fleetwood replied by winning the next set to put them in sight of victory but P12 responded with the last 2 games for a well deserved and hard fought draw.Derek Hill with 6 for Fleetwood but Sarah Coultas was the star of the match for P12 winning 7. Three settings - all won by Fleetwood reflected this even match.

Division leaders Hesketh A consolidated their top position with a 16-8 win over the unfortunate Pilling B who were a lady missing and therefore had to concede 8 games.Andy Manson won 6/6 for Hesketh and Jane Grey won 5/6 for Pilling.

Division 3
Kirkham Charter B v Stanley B was a good close fought match which either side could have won but ended in a 10-14 win for the visitors.Despite winning 4 ladies Kirkham found themselves 4-8 down after all the mens were won by Stanley. The mixed ended 6-6 to at least give Kirkham their first point of the season. All Stanleys's men P.Marshall, S.Whyatt and J.Meakin won 6 but the player of the match was Penny Page with a great effort - winning 7 games for the losing team.

Top of the table clash between nearby neighbours Ribby Hall A and Kirkham Charter A ended with victory for the visitors 16-8. Ribby's ladies won 5 but Kirkham's men won all 6 to give them a slender lead of 7-5. The mixed however was comfortably won 9-3 by Kirkham with Ribby just managing to snatch a point in the last set. Carol Howarth won 5 for Ribby but star man was Ian Chase with all 8 games.

An experienced Project 12 team were much too strong for Albany and were 15-0 ahead before Steve Tivey and Gregor Creelman won the last game to avoid a whitewash. Paul Whitehouse and John Wright with all 8.

A strong Warton A came way with a comfortable 13-3 win against Stanley with Adrian Speakman winning 8 and both Rob Lee and Neil Pemberton winning 2 for the losing team.

In a closer contest Warton B managed a 10-6 home victory against Fleetwood. After taking an early lead 5-1 Warton were pegged back when Fleetwood won the next 4. However Warton finished the stronger winning 5 of the final 6 games. Jenish Prajapati and Kashyap Parekh were the stars for Warton for winning 6 and Tai Yay won 5 for Fleetwood.

In order to try and speed up the report could all home team captains please copy me in when sending their scorecards. If they could send them by Saturday at the latest then this will ensure that their own match report is included.
In addition I apologise if I have misspelt anyone's names but not all scorecards are easy to read! Please let me know.
Finally, if anyone wishes to send a short report of their match perhaps 1-2 sentences then that would be most useful. There are 2 clubs that already do this so many thanks to Kirkham and Lids.


Brian Oakes

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Week 4 Report W/E 5th October


Division 1
Poulton lost only 2 games away to struggling Pilling although the match was much closer than the score line suggests. Nikki Wilford and Ant Forrest were statistically the best players. Andy Davis was involved in both of Pilling's winning games.

Game Of The Week
Featured Albany and Kingfisher, two of the top teams from last season and who had won both of their games this season.Unsurprisingly the match was close and ended in a 13-11 win for the (nearly all except Stuart!) youngsters from Albany.It was the ladies from Albany and the men from Kingfisher who dominated the levels meaning that it was 6-6 going into the mixed.With both pairings of Natalie Appleyard & Lee Williams and Jenny Stothard & Rob Oakes winning their sets Albany went 10-6 up.Kingfisher hit back and won 3/4 to close the gap to 11-9 but Albany kept their nerve and won the required 2 games for a close victory.Natalie & Jenny won 7 for Albany. Jonathan Mosley replied with 6 for Kingfisher.

Fleetwood were too strong against a weakened Lids and ran out comfortable winners 22-2.Tim Vickers, Caroline Andrew and Cath Bagley (correct spelling this week!) won 8 James Leigh with both games for Lids.

Division 2
It was another thrilling night as Lids B took on Pilling B! Lids got off to a great start winning the levels 11-1. Pilling then started to claw it back in the mixed winning 4/6 before Lids pushed on in the final games. The final score of 18-6 to Lids however didn't give justice to some close and tense matches.The result leaves Lids with a fantastic start to the season with 2 wins and candidates for promotion.Thanks to Dan Cooper for his report.Lisa Musson was the star player for Lids whilst the mixed pairing of Jane Grey and Tim Shipway won 3 for Pilling.

Division 3
An eventful start to the match involving a locked hall and missing posts, but ending with a 14-10 victory and birthday cakes for Emma and the home team Kirkham in their local derby with Ribby Hall B.Some close games with 4 going to setting - all won by Ribby!
James Atherton for the home team and Melanie Bunney for the visitors each won 6.Many thanks to Ian Chase for his amusing report.

Kingfisher C came away with a much needed win against Stanley B.This closely contested match was 6-6 after the levels with the first mixed set to Kingfisher and the second to Stanley for an 8-8 score.The away team then finished strongly winning 6 of the last 8 games for a 14-10 win.Stanley's Steve Whyatt and Kingfisher's Julie Sleightholme with 6 games each.

Hesketh B consolidated their top position with a comfortable 20-4 home win against struggling Kirkham Charter B. Vanessa Butcher and Steve Blackburn with maximum games and Katie Kinder with 3 for Kirkham.The match saw the first 30-29 game of the season won by Jill McMillan & Steve against the unlucky Katie & Richard Pascucci.

All results and tables on website.



Week 3 Report


Division 1

Game of the week saw Kingfisher's men and Poulton's ladies win 6 each to tie them going into the mixed. The next 4 games were split for an 8-8 scoreline but Kingfisher then raced ahead by winning the next 4. Poulton then took 2 to make it 12-10 to Kingfisher.In the final mixed Poulton's Nikki Wilford and Ant Forrest won the first game however Linda Franks and Chris Foote replied 22-20 for a 13-11 win! Chris and Luke Bennet won 7 for Kingfisher whilst Michelle Skinner won 7 for Poulton.
Fleetwood started their defence of the title with a comfortable win 21-3 over Albany B.Caroline Andrew and Cath Baguley with 8 for the champions with Fran Hellier and Amit Mistry winning 2 mixed.
Albany ladies won all 6 against Lids to give them a strong lead of 9-3.Albany then won the mixed 10-2 for an impressive 19-5 win.Natalie Appleyard and Jenny Stothard won all 8 games.

Division 2

Project 12 and Stanley had a tough match with some very close games.
Stanley's women won 5 whilst Project's men replied with 5 themselves and with the next 3 sets all being split the score moved to 9-9.However the last 3 sets all went to Project for a 15-9 victory.Mark Pickles with 7 for the winners and Lynsey Rees 5 for Stanley.
Kingfisher beat Fleetwood 19-5 after their ladies won all 6 and the men's were all split.Kingfisher forged ahead winning 10 games in the mixed. Lynn Williams and Julie Sleighthorne with all 8 for the home team.Ant Cross and Nick Metcalfe managed 3 games for Fleetwood.
Hesketh demolished Lids 24-0 to send both teams to the opposite parts of the table. Nicky Johnson was statistically the best player on the night.


Week 2 Report


Division 1 No matches Week 2 but will resume Week 3
Division 2
Game of the week saw local rivals Kingfisher and Pilling draw 12-12 after a see-saw match which had 5 games go to settings-4 won by Kingfisher!
5 of the levels were split with the only decisive tie ending in a win for the Pilling men to give them a narrow 5-7 lead. In the mixed,Pilling won 3 of the next 4 to lead 6-10 but Kingfisher came back and took the next 6 games for a 12-10 advantage.Pilling’s Tim Shipway and partner Jane Grey won the last 2 games for a fantastic 12-12 result.Best player was Tim for winning 7 whilst Lynne Williams won 5 for the home team.
There were lots of close games especially in the levels when Lids B met their C team.The B gained a narrow advantage of 7-5 by winning all the mens whilst the C won 5 ladies. The B pushed on in the mixed to win overall by 18-6.Simon Tebbutt and James Leigh won their 8 games and Emma Dean a commendable 5 games for the C.

Fleetwood had 4 players who won 6 in their 16-8 win over Stanley.Linda Adams was the best statistically.The away team had 4 players who won
3 with Reehan Khan having the best score.
Last season Hesketh, relegated from Division 1,met Project 12,promoted from Division 3. The result was an inevitable 17-7 to the home team.Despite just missing out on a bonus point Project 12 fought to the end winning the last 4 games.Nicky Johnson with all 8 and Mark Pickles with 4 for the losing team.

Division 3
Kirkham A returned to their newly refurbished hall for the first time this season but that couldn’t inspire them to victory in a keenly contested match against Hesketh B in very white and bright surroundings!
Andy Manson for the visitors won all 8 matches with his powerful smash proving too hot to handle.Kirkham’s Emma Gilfoyle and Ian Chase won 6 but it wasn’t enough as Hesketh won 15 9.
Stanley beat a 5 sided Ribby B 19-5. Gareth Jones won 5/6 for the home team and John Wright 4 for Ribby.
Ribby Hall A beat struggling Kingfisher 23-1.

Levels League
A 8-8 draw was the result between Albany and Stanley.Jake Meakin won 6 for the away team but Lee Williams had a fantastic game winning all 8.
Project 12 beat Fleetwood 10-6 Jonathan Jackson with 7 and Ant Cross 5 for Fleetwood.
Warton A won 11-5 against their B team.Nathan Bunting winning 7 whilst Jenish Prajapati won 4.


Report Week Ending 14/9/18


Division 1
Last years runners up Kingfisher come away with an emphatic 20-4 win against Pilling. Both Adrian Greenwood and Jonathan Mosley won all 8 games whilst Elaine Danson won 3 for the losing team.
Newly promoted Albany B had a tough start as they were whitewashed 24-0 by their A team. Team Captain Jenny Stothard was statistically the best player on the night.
Match of the week was undoubtedly Poulton Le Fylde 13 v Lidunians 11
with the away team at least gaining a consolation point.
Unusually the best player on the night was from the losing team with a great effort from Sam Ames who won 7 games.

In Division 3
Ribby Hall A didn't have it all their own way against their B team winning 17-7.Emma Gilfoyle and Ian Wormesly both won 7 for the A whilst John Wright won 5 for the B.
Relegated from last season Kirkham Charter A made a strong start to the season beating their B team 21-3 however this was a much closer match than the scoreline suggests.Julia Somerside and Emma Gilfoyle won their 8 games whilst Richard Passcucci won 2 for the B.
Last seasons mid table teams Stanley and Hesketh was expected to be a close match.However Hesketh came away with a resounding 21-3 win.
Steve Blackburn and Andy Manson winning all 8 games and Gill Brook and Julie Burrows managing 2 each for the losers.

All the results,fixtures and tables are on the website.