Double triumph for travelling county
PUBLISHED: 12:35 18 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:22 03 March 2010
BADMINTON: Suffolk's leading badminton players are basking in success after two county match victories. The Suffolk first team had an 11-4 win over Berkshire seconds while the county second team recorded an identical 11-4 success against Cambridgeshire second team.
Suffolk'S leading badminton players are basking in success after two county match victories.
The Suffolk first team had an 11-4 win over Berkshire seconds while the county second team recorded an identical 11-4 success against Cambridgeshire second team.
The results were even more pleasing as both fixtures were away and a number of reserves needed to be called in to make up the numbers.
In the first team match, Suffolk got off to a good start, winning three of the four singles matches.
Gary Howe's fine win set the tone of the match for the Suffolk players.
The county ladies partnerships – Debbie Cook and Janet Mulvey and Toni Sturgeon and Carol Cracknell – took all four ladies' doubles matches.
They were taken to a third game in only one encounter.
Meanwhile, Suffolk men took two of their four matches and with the overall match already won, Berkshire regrettably conceded two of the three mixed contests, giving the Suffolk firsts a creditable 11-4 triumph.
The second team match against Cambridgeshire second team was a closer affair.
Winning just one of the four singles and then losing the ladies doubles, the Suffolk team responded well in taking all four men's doubles and the remaining three ladies' doubles match.
Suffolk continued their winning ways in winning all three mixed doubles and so came away with an 11-4 win.
Suffolk 11, Berkshire II 4 (Suffolk names first).
Men's singles: Gary Howe beat Dave Billington 9-15 15-8 15-3, Jonathan Issacson lost to Ian Rauger 15-11 10-15 10-15.
Ladies' singles: Janet Mulvey beat Alex MacLean 11-4 11-4, Toni Sturgeon beat Katherine Young 11-5 11-4.
Men's doubles: Dave Wade/Gary Howe beat Ian Rauger/Robin Trust 15-4 9-15 15-8, Dave Wade/Gary Howe beat Mark Merriman/Rust Houghton 15-4 9-15 15-8, Miguel Soler/Jonathan Issacson lost to Ian Ranger/Robin Trust 12-15 12-15, Miguel Soler/Jonathan Issacson lost to Mark Merriman/Rust Houghton 11-14 15-5.
Ladies' doubles: Debbie Cook/Janet Mulvey beat Judith Powell/Alex MacLean 15-6 15-1, Debbie Cook/Janet Mulvey beat Katherine Young/Rachel Weeks 15-7 15-3, Toni Sturgeon/Carol Cracknell beat Judith Powell/Alex MacLean 12-15 15-8 15-6, Toni Sturgeon/Carol Cracknell beat Katherine Young/Rachel Weeks 15-12 12-8.
Mixed doubles: Gary Howe/Janet Mulvey beat Robin Trust/Judith Powell 14-9 conceded, Dave Wade/Toni Sturgeon beat Dave Billington/Rachel Weeks 15-4 6-6 conceded, Miguel Soler/Debbie Cook lost to Mark Merriman/Katherine Young 12-15 9-15.
Suffolk II 11, Cambridgeshire II 4
Men's singles: Paul Adderson lost to Mohammed Mustafa 13-15 11-15, Peter Sidaway beat Martin Wilson 15-3 15-6.
Ladies' singles: Alyc Kindred lost to Tracy Penrose 1-11 2-11, Amanda Newcombe lost to Dawn Butterfield 6-11 11-8 9-11.
Men's doubles: Ivan Pulford/Peter Sidaway beat Graham Speight/Oan Bates 11-15 15-4 15-13, Ivan Pulford/Peter Sidaway beat Mohammed Mustafa/Martin Wilson 15-5 15-8, Paul Adderson/Anthony Isherwood beat Graham Speight/Oan Bates 15-8 15-13, Paul Adderson/Anthony Isherwood beat Mohammed Mustafa/Martin Wilson 15-4 15-3.
Ladies' doubles: Jackie Thomas/Kate Hooper lost to Tracy Penrose/Dawn Butterfield 8-15 7-15, Jackie Thomas/Kate Hooper beat Pam Thompson/Kim Barrable 15-1 15-4, Amanda Newcombe/Alyc Kindred beat Tracy Penrose/Dawn Butterfield 15-6 11-15 17-16, Amanda Newcombe/Alyc Kindred beat Pam Thompson/Kim Barrable 15-4 15-3.
Mixed doubles: Paul Adderson/Kate Hooper beat Martin Wilson/Dawn Butterfield 15-12 15-7, Peter Sidaway/Amanda Newcombe beat Dan Bates/Tracy Penrose 15-7 15-12, Anthony Isherwood/Jackie Thomas beat Graham Speight/Pam Thompson 15-6 15-2.