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 nominated match players must be with the District Fixture Secretary before they play their first match. Any player registered after 31st October must wait 14 days before they are eligible to play in a match.

ROBIN DEASLEY MIXED HANDICAPPED TOURNAMENT

This year's tournament is to be held on Sunday 19th November at Elstree School, Woolhampton. Entry closes on Sunday 12th November or when the limit is reached. Download the entry form here.

LATEST MATCH REPORT

Match Report: 16th October 2017
Pegasus Are Flying High & The Blackford Cup Is Under Way

In Ladies' Division One, newly promoted Kennet A moved to the top of the table with a 6-0 win over their B team, with clean sheets from Claire Drysdale, Katie Wood, Andrea Wood and Sue Haines.

Two home wins for BH Pegasus saw them take top spot in Mixed Division Two. The first of their victories was by 6-3 over two pair Newbury B, for whom Claire Semple-Struthers and Dinesh Raja scored a maximum in a losing cause. The second win being a much closer affair with a 5-4 victory over St Mary's B that went down to a last rubber decider. Indeed, St Mary's had led 4-3 with two rubbers to play but ultimately it was Sandra Jennings and Kevin Harris who saw BH Pegasus over line with a three end triumph over the evergreen away pair of Margaret Mason and Tony Glinos. Earlier braces from Christie Yao / Ray Chow and Karin Themsen / Ramsay Domloge had taken the match to 4-4.

The rest of the fixtures were in the Blackford Cup where a place in the quarter finals was on offer for the winners.

An experienced Newbury side were able to overcome their handicap with a comfortable two legged victory over Bucklebury B. The overall margin of victory was 75 points after winning the first leg by 381-341 and the second leg by 378-343.

Downlands took a narrow six point advantage into the second leg following a 362 - 356 win over Blackford Cup holders Kennet B. Despite Downlands winning five and drawing three of the ten rubbers available Kennet B were still well in the tie.

In the second leg, Kennet B made the strong start they craved with Amy Foreman's victory in the Ladies singles and Matt Rawlings's win in the Gentlemen's singles giving them a 42 point lead on the night and wiping out Downlands's first leg advantage. However, these were their only victories on the night and following a draw between Elaine Brewin/Paul Dennis and Jackie Ansell/Malcolm Taylor the remaining seven rubbers were all won by Downlands. Slowly but surely Downlands reduced the deficit but with four rubbers to play Kennet B were still seven points ahead overall. Victory for Paul Dennis/Sacha Emery over Malcolm Taylor/Ted Ryan took Kennet B's lead on the night down to a single point and Downlands into the lead overall. There was no comeback for the holders in the final Mixed rubbers as wins for Sally Hill/Steve Keats, Elaine Brewin/Paul Dennis and Ali Ross/Sacha Emery took Downlands 33 points ahead on the night and to an overall victory by 39 points.

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