End of League Season Results

All,

The Northumberland Badminton League 2017/18 season is now over for Hotspur club, having played a total of 26 matches across the three teams, so I thought I’d do a little catch-up on how everyone did.

The men’s second team was a brand new entry into the league, but the bottom division also contained three other new teams and was probably more competitive than the two divisions above it. It’s been a great introduction to the league for several new players and hopefully everyone can get into more familiar pairings and build on it for next year. The season did finish on a high note though, with a confident 7-2 victory over Gateshead.

Hotspur’s first foray into mixed badminton was fairly big unknown at the season, with one aim just being to see if we could field enough players for each match! The presence of a new St Gabs team also tempered expectations, but successive maximum point victories started to sew the seeds of possibility. The team got a full 6 points off everyone in the league apart from St Gabs, who the team beat at home but lost away. In the end both sides finished on the same number of points, but St Gabs had significantly better rubber difference and so cinched that number one spot.

The men’s first team were in the same division as last year but now with the addition of a promoted St Gabs team and a demoted Riverside team. A loss to St Gabs and victories over everyone else resulted in the division coming to head with a rescheduled home fixture against St Gabs on Wednesday night. St Gabs were one point ahead in the division and with superior rubber difference just needed to get a point out of the match to cement the top spot. Hotspur needed to win 7-2 or better to win the division. I’m pleased to report that Hotspur did even better than that and ended up 8-1 victors on the night, winning promotion to division C.

I’d like to thank all the club members new and old for their contribution this season. I remarked to Keith that this is probably Hotspur’s most successful season, certainly in the time that I’ve been at the club. We’ve have some good results this year, but there’s been great enthusiasm and participation and that’s made all the difference.

Roll on the 18/19 season… (but after a decent break!)

Steven

 

Mens Doubles

D Division

Team Played Won Lost Rubbers
Diff
Sets
Diff
Points
Diff
League
Points
Hotspur 8 7 1 32 56 475 20
St Gabriels B 8 7 1 28 56 532 18
Riverside LC BC A 8 4 4 4 4 240 12
Whitley Chapel 8 2 6 -16 -25 -309 9
The Parks 8 0 8 -48 -91 -938 1

 

G Division

Team Played Won Lost Rubbers
Diff
Sets
Diff
Points
Diff
League
Points
Northern Tigers A 8 8 0 46 78 515 22
St Gabriels C 7 5 2 13 27 186 14
Gateshead 7 2 5 -13 -27 -203 8
Northumberland Club B 8 3 5 -20 -32 -168 7
Hotspur A 8 1 7 -26 -46 -330 6

Mixed Doubles

F Division

Team Played Won Lost Rubbers
Diff
Sets
Diff
Points
Diff
League
Points
St Gabriels C 10 9 1 62 121 1204 26
Hotspur 10 9 1 44 83 669 26
Gateshead 9 5 4 -1 0 58 13
Wallsend Bewicke A 9 4 5 -25 -54 -436 9
Walbottle Nomads 10 1 9 -32 -67 -609 8
Jarrow A 10 1 9 -48 -83 -886 5

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