Queens A, Queens B and St Leonards C still lead the way...


The last six weeks have only seen six matches take place in the Mixed league – and the tale of the tape has stayed very much the same. Queens A, Queens B and St Leonards C still lead the way and all three teams have stretched their leads with 9-0 wins.

Queens A remain top of the table in Division One and stay undefeated after a 9-0 win against St Leonards A. The Crediton side though were pushed close as five of the nine rubbers went the distance, but they did manage to win all of the deciders.

They have an 11 point lead over Ringswell A, but Exeter A are just two further points behind after they beat their B team 8-1 with Geoff Littler/Rowan Despard scoring the consolation point for the team who stay bottom of the league and face relegation after a fifth defeat from five.

It is a similar story in Division 2A, with an unbeaten Queens B at the top having stretched their lead to 11 points with a 9-0 win over an injury-depleted Otter Vale A side who gave 15-year-old Freya Harris a debut. Otter Vale sit bottom of the table after they were edged out 5-4 by a St Leonards B team led by Sue Banks and Sam Maltby who won all three matches, including the battle of the number ones against Brian Deem/Heather Rake, winning 21-14, 23-25, 24-22.

St Leonards C top Division 2B with four wins from four as they beat Otter Vale B 9-0, who stay bottom of the table without a win. Sidmouth B stay second, despite a 5-4 loss to Honiton which saw another unbeaten performance for James Newcombe/Grace Williams. Honiton though rallied from 3-1 down to win 5-4, with Kevin Greenwell/Helena Williams beating Graham Baker/Linda McCracken 24-22, 21-15 in the vital ninth rubber.

Entries are still be taken for the Exeter and District Badminton League Masters Tournaments.  The Tournaments are Handicapped and will be played in groups, so you can be certain of having several games. And if there are sufficient entries, there will also be two age groups within each tournament - 40-59 and 60+ (as of February 7)

Mens and Ladies will be played on Wednesday, February 7, and the Mixed on Friday, February 9. Both events will be played at Maynards School from 7pm.

You can enter either Online or on paper - the link below will lead you to both formats.

 www.badmintonexeter.co.uk/masters

 There are no League matches on these nights, so everyone eligible should be available to enter!

 The closing date is Saturday, February 3.




Andy Rowe
Last Modified 2018-4-15