The League, formed in 1952, is based in Exeter and provides competitive badminton for clubs in the area. The season usually starts in September and ends in April. Some clubs do, however continue to play socially throughout the summer months...

All Saints Never Ever have felt so right

 St Leonards A have become Division 2A champions after a remarkable run of results, and in so doing pushed long term leaders Queens B into 2nd place. They ended the season on 99 points, with the only games lost being to Queens B.The Saints team of Sue Banks, Tom Phillips, Kay Brewer, Adrian Midmer, Louise Gubbin and Tim Wardale beat Ringswell B 9-0.Nikki Anslow replaced Louise for the trip to Chulmleigh, and again the team came away with another superb 9-0 win.Louise returned for the final 2 matches, and the team made it 4 9-0 wins on the bounce with stunning wins over Otter Vale A and Chulmleigh.  It was a great team achievement, with Tom Phillips deserving of a special mention of going through the season unbeaten.The Queens B team of Jenny Maddison, Nathan Scase, Kate Povey, Ben Herbert, Hannah Partridge and Sam Clarke completed their campaign with a 9-0 win over St Leonards B to guarantee them the runners u

Honiton and Otter Vale in Easter hunt for Div 3A title

 The Mens season is almost complete with only a few matches remaining, including the key match of Ringswell A against Exeter A to be played on 13th April in Division 1. An 8-1 win for Exeter will see them steal the Division 1 title from long term leaders Queens A. All matches have been completed in Division 2, with Exeter B worthy champions.Exeter C completed the fixtures with an 8-1 win on the night over St Leonards C. However they fielded an unregistered player – Tim Howard – so the scoreline was amended to a 5-4 win in Exeter’s favour. The Division 3A title is a 2 horse race between Honiton A and Otter Vale.Otter Vale came out on top in their latest head to head, winning 6-3. Captain Dan Clark and his partner Chris Smith led the charge for Otter Vale with 3 fine wins, with Dave and Nic Williamson bagging a brace of wins and the pairing of Tim Hall/Andy O’Brien complet

A Littler goes a long way....

 There was a triple success for Exeter’s Geoff Littler at this year’s Annual League Tournament. Geoff won the Singles and then teamed up with his clubmates, Sam Lees and Rowan Despard, to win the men’s and mixed titles. Tom Phillips (St. Leonards) was runner-up to Geoff Littler in all 3 level events partnering Tim Wardale in the men’s and Verity Greenaway in the mixed doubles.Sarah Preece (Queens) successfully defended her singles crown as this competition has not been held since Sarah won the event in 2014. The Ladies Doubles was not contested this year due to lack of entries. Sadly, for the first time ever, all the level competitions were run as round robin events due to the low number of entries.   Therefore, the League Committee are considering holding the tournaments on weekday evenings next season to try and attract more entries.

No Strings Badminton: Social, Pay & Play Sessions

Need to brush up on your skills before joining a league Club?Weekly, social, pay and play badminton sessions are available at:Clifton Hill Sports Centre: Wednesdays 08:30 - 11:30 for the over 50sContact the venue for more information: 01392 253353Wonford Leisure Centre: Wednesdays 9 - 10:30 & 19:30 - 20:30Contact the venue for more information: 01392 253453Riverside: Wednesdays 9-11Contact the venue for more information: 01392 221771

Mark Sharratt
Last Modified 2017-8-26