Wycombe U19 Bronze
Gold, Sliver and Bronze medals for Berkshire in the Wycombe U19 Bronze on the 4th of February.
Both Gold and Silver medal were courtesy of Berkshire boys in the mixed doubles. After winning all of their matches the number one seeds Mattie Tennant-Smith paired with Gunjan Randhawa (Middlesex) met Toby Dillingham and Serena Farrelly (Surrey) – a last minute pairing - in the final. In a well contested final the number one seeds, [2 years older and higher ranking] managed to secure Gold, with Toby and partner gaining Silver medals.
Earlier, Ben Hudson secured Bronze in boys singles. After getting through his box he narrowly missed out on making the final in a really close semi-final.
U16 Shires League
The U16 county team had a great 14-6 victory over Oxford on 29th January.
Oxford had a couple of England boys but our team were too strong for
them overall and got the match win. All of our boys and girls played
really well and everyone got at least one win. Well done guys!
Badminton Nationals Competition Sept 2016
A fantastic result for Lucy who was the Silver medalist and runner up in the U19 Nationals. Lucy also reached the quarter finals in the ladies doubles.
Well done to all our other players who achieved entry to the National Competition, Adam Weston, Mattie Tennant Smith, Toby Dillingham, Alex Dillingham, Sofie Chong, David Ng, Ivan Tan, Anoushka McIntosh & Luke Weston. Everyone performed really well (most were a year young and still got out of the 1st round box).
Berkshire win Silver at U13 Shires League Final
The Berkshire U13’s Shires League (national inter-county
tournament) team this seasons did exceptionally well being one of only two teams to win all of their 6 Shires League matches over the season. This qualified them to go directly into the Shires League
Finals, held on the 22nd of May at Aldersley Leisure Village (Wolverhampton), along with 7 other county teams.
Exceeding expectations they won their first two matches against Kent (15-5) and Surrey 1 (14-6). In the final they just lost out to a good county team from Hertfordshire - although a number of the games were close and could have gone either way.
So a huge well done to the Berkshire U13 Shires League team for winning Silver Medals: Toby, Alex (who were 2nd and 3rd respectively as the players across all counties with the best results in the League), Lukas , Luke , Jolyon , Anoushka, Hannah, Sanjana, Lily and Vidisha. Many thanks and well done goes to coach Scott Ellis for his captaincy of the team throughout the season.