WELCOME - THE 2017/2018 SEASON

You can get all the information on badminton clubs in the area and this season's league match fixtures, results, tables and tournaments on this site.

We also have an archive of previous years and publish weekly match reports - read how the teams faired, how the players performed, and whether you got a mention!


Team Captains - This year, we have removed the requirement to physically send scorecards in the post. Please photograph or scan scorecards and email them to the as soon as possible following a match. Full instructions are on the reverse of the scorecard. Please follow the instructions exactly - do not email links to images posted on social media sites or otherwise "share" them via proprietary systems that may require an account to be set up.

Club Secretaries - All names of ALL match players must be registered with the District Fixture Secretary before they play their first match. Any adult player registered after 31st October must wait 14 days before they are eligible to play in a match. Junior players must still be registered. However, junior players are not required to wait 14 days - this is a ruling that the Executive Committee has made for this season only.

ROBIN DEASLEY MIXED HANDICAPPED TOURNAMENT

The entry for this year's tournament has now closed. Good luck to all taking part!

LATEST MATCH REPORT

Match Report: 3rd December 2017
All of the action from last week ...

This week saw the continuation of the Blackford Cup and an interesting match between Downlands and Hurst, which had some added spice due to recent rivalries in the league. It was Hurst who started the better of the two, winning the first 6 games, with Davinity Powis showing some miraculous skills to take her singles match relatively comfortably. However, that was where the Hurst wins ended. From then on Downlands won every match up bar one, which they drew, enabling them to go into the second leg of the tie with a 49 point advantage. Much credit must go to Sacha Emery and Ali Ross who did not lose an encounter all night.

Most of the action this week came in the Men's league, with 6 games in the space of 5 days. Shaw B took firm strides up the Division 2 table with two 9-0 wins, firstly against Bucklebury A and then Hurst B. Paul Olive and the aptly named Ed Shaw were the pick of the pairs winning their games comfortably, but their team mates Jason White and Grant Lawrence got their money's worth, taking 4 of their 6 rubbers to three ends! Elsewhere in a Division 2, Kennet B gained a good 6-3 victory over early season favourites St. Mary's B, with Tom Hunt and Stuart Ramrod winning all 3 of their rubbers. One of St. Mary's rubbers was obtained by junior debutant Joly Ellis, who played an impressive game of "obstacle singles" while partnering an injured Pete Braithwaite. The final match in the Division saw Hurst B face a depleted Bucklebury B, with only 2 pairs who could do little to stop a 9-0 whitewash.

In Men's Division 3, Andover scored a hard fought 7-2 win over Downlands C, with Iain Small and Jamil Chowdury gaining the maximum points for their team. The final fixture saw Aldermaston come out on top convincingly against a Kennet C side who were missing a full team. Well done to Dave Bilton and Paul Gregory for fighting on to avoid a complete washout, the score ending 8-1.

In the Ladies Division there were two games in the top flight. Newbury A kept up their ongoing unbeaten streak with another win, this time against Kennet A, 5-1. Suzy Mugford and Julia Eatwell were again untroubled for the champions. Kennet's B side fared better against different opposition in Bucklebury A, with a 4-2 win, thanks largely to Durga Limbu and Anna Fletcher.

The final game of the week was in Mixed Divison 1, St. Mary's A carried on their unbeaten run with a convincing 8-1 win over Kennet A. Martin Graham and Janine Fisher were on top form for the Saints and they look in ominous form for the festive season.

NEWBURY AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CLUB TO PLAY BADMINTON?

NDBA organise and manage match play for all the Clubs affiliated to Badminton England in and around the Newbury area. Details and links to all these clubs can be found by clicking the links to the left under 'CLUBS'.

All the Clubs offer friendly and social Club Nights and the chance to play in matches against other local Clubs in the area.


THE AREAS WHERE THE CLUBS PLAY

NEWBURY and SHAW play in Newbury

KENNET and ST MARY'S play in Thatcham

DOWNLANDS play at Compton

BUCKLEBURY play north of Woolhampton

HURST and ALDERMASTON play at Tadley

BHPEGASUS play in Basingstoke

ANDOVER SPORTS, KINTBURY AND WHITCHURCH all play at the places their name suggests