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Seven reasons for team celebrations

All seven teams were victorious as Solihull & Shirley Badminton Club celebrated an eventful Saturday.

All seven teams were victorious as Solihull & Shirley Badminton Club celebrated an eventful Saturday.

The ladies’ first team were crowned champions of the Birmingham second division with a 4-2 win over KRS.

Despite a tense start the pairings of captain Claire Wilenchik & Grace Ollivent and Vanessa Ballesteros & Di Ollivent pulled off some superb final performances to take the last two rubbers with ease.

The Men’s second team pulled off an astounding 5-4 win against Birmingham Uni 2 in the 3rd division. Clive Ke & James Hunt were in red-hot form to win all three of their rubbers to lead the team to victory.

The Ladies’ 2nd team were also in dominant form to whitewash Castle Bromwich 6-0 in the 3rd division. Charlotte Kennedy, Debbie Darkes, Katie Johnson and Alison Cookson took the honours.

In the Solihull League, the Combined 1st team became the 1st division Champions for the 3rd year running

after beating Pajamas 6-0. The Combined 2nd team also overcame Knowle 6-0 in the same division.

The Men’s 2nd team pulled off a much-needed win against Lighthall in the 2nd division.

To wrap up, Mick Ollivent and Jon Fletcher helped the 1st team singles’ team finish their season with a 6-0 win against Knowle in the 1st division.

 

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