Match U16, U13 and U11’s vs Hildenborough Badminton Club

On Saturday 20th March East Sussex’s U16 squad players turned in another winning performance in their first away fixture of the 2009/10 season at the Medway Badminton Club in Gillingham. Nine players agreed to play – Matthew Mundroina, Toby Spillard, Jack Prince, Alistair Middlemiss, Joseph Large, Mark Lee-Falcon, Jordan Medcraft-Colman, Oliver Nelson-Dummett and Matthew Bilton.

The Medway club is a dedicated badminton facility with 4 courts, refreshment area and viewing gallery/bar. The hosts were well organised, providing teas & coffees for parents, a tea for the players and some competitive matches. Most players played 2 singles and 4 doubles ganes, with the overall result going to East Sussex 24-9.

Well done to all those mentioned, a big thank to the parents who vounteered to drive to Gillingham and to our hosts for organising the fixture and providing such great hospitality.

On Sunday 24th January selected players from all three ESJB squads (U16, U13 and U11’s) took part in a home fixture match against Hildenborough Badminton Club at the Beacon Community College in Crowborough.

It ended up a close run affair with the last game deciding whether the match would be won by East Sussex or drawn by Hildenborough. In the end East Sussex won the overall games tally 13 -11. The East Sussex U16 squad proved too strong for Hildenborough on the day winning 11-1. The U13 result was a little more even with Hildenborough winning 4-2 and the U11 players had a tough but enjoyable first outing losing 6-0.

This was a first match fixture for the U13 and U11’s, so a well done to them and to all that competed.