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On-form quartet romp to success

IN the Solihull league, Solihull & Shirley Badminton Ladies 1st team romped to success with a 5-1 victory over Knowle.

IN the Solihull league, Solihull & Shirley Badminton Ladies 1st team romped to success with a 5-1 victory over Knowle.

Captain Jayne Clarke, Jude Warrington, Claire Wilenchik and Katie Johnson were on form for the crucial win.

Solihull & Shirley were also involved in running the first Warwickshire Orbital at the weekend. Vanessa Ballesteros, from S & S, played superbly to make the Ladies’ singles final.

However S&S’s Mixed 2nd and 3rd teams both continued to struggle in the Birmingham League.

The Mixed 2nd team lost 8-1 to Broadway in the First Division whilst the third team were hammered 9-0 by Activ Sports in the Second Division.

There was better news for Andrew Wainwright and Andrew Kitching who were in action as the Singles’ 1st team swept aside Colmer’s Farm 5-0.

Elsewhere the Performance Centre players were involved in the National U13 Bronze Tournament on Saturday.

Rob Wainwright, William Kitching, Simon Leon, Sam Upton, Rosie Marlow and Bronwen Bland were all in excellent form against players from all over the country.

Special mention to Rob and William who got through to the quarter final stages after beating nationally-ranked players. This means that they are now graded and will be seeded in future events.

 

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