Promotion delight for badminton players

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BRIDLINGTON have won promotion to Division Two of the Yorkshire League after a double win at the weekend.

BRIDLINGTON won promotion to Division Two of badminton’s Yorkshire League after securing the two wins they needed on Sunday.

Captain Paul Robinson said: “I am so proud of all the squad I still cannot believe it.”

In the morning Bridlington beat York 7-2, winning two men’s doubles and all the ladies doubles.

Jo Scurll played brilliantly in her ladies and was well supported by C Park and J Beadnall.

Robinson and C Park won the first mixed 21-18 21-17, and A Storey and J Scurll won the second 21-18 15-21 21-18 although S Fell and J Beadnall lost in two games.

Team: P Robinson, A Storey, S Fell, C Park, J Scurll, J Beadnall.

They played Leeds in the afternoon and beat them 5-4 to gain promotion. Bridlington won two men’s again, but Storey and Fell lost their doubles.

Park and Manson won the first ladies in fine style and third lady Scurll showed true determination in the ladies even though she was struggling physically with the heat of the hall.

Leeds won the other two ladies and coming to the mixed games, it was 3-3.

Robinson and Park won 21-16 21-14 to continue their unbeaten run for two seasons and then Storey and Manson won the match for Bridlington with a 21-17 22-20 result, before Fell and Scurll lost 21-14 21-18.

Team: P Robinson, A Storey, S Fell, C Park, K Manson, J Scurll.

Captain Robinson thanked other squad players N Fell, L Whittington, S Colley, G Jones, A Ewbank for their performances during the season.

He added: “It’s going to be tough next season. The majority of our players are in their 40s but encouraging signs are A Storey and S Fell and L Whittington who are all in their 20s, and it would be nice to give J Torbett and A Verda a chance next year as they are both in their teens.

“As for the ladies we could do with a signing, especially as Division Two play singles so some young legs will be needed.

“Nigel Fell and I will use our experience of playing in Division One for many years hopefully to help the team.

“We know it’s going to be extremely tough but if we can take some points off some clubs and give our all I will be pleased.

“To get to Division Two is unbelievable for a club like ours and will stay in my memory for a lifetime. I am the proudest captain there is at the moment, my team has given their all.”