Are champions Priory now record-breakers?

The all-conquering Priory team.
The all-conquering Priory team.

Priory wrapped up their 11th consecutive title in Bridlington Badminton League’s Manchester Format and are waiting to find out if they are record-breakers.

The club has also won the town’s Levels League for the last eight years, and their achievement has been passed on to Adrian Christy, the chief executive Badminton England.

After an 18-0 win over Northcliffe B confirmed they were champions, Priory A captain Paul Robinson said: “I think Priory made history some time ago in local badminton records.

“Now, Badminton England is aware of our success nationally and our achievements have been passed to the people who look after records and achievements at the national badminton museum.

“The museum is unsure if we hold the national record for consecutive club wins because they need more research into the national records.

“Our goal is to keep winning but also we want other clubs to push us so the league is competive.

“Our aim is 21 next season, but hopefully Northcliffe and BBC will make it really difficult for us.”

BBC A beat Priory B 18-1, winning the first two ladies’ games without too much resistance.

In the third ladies match, Lynn Handley and Pippa Toogood were taken to three sets by Anne Breen and Rianna Manson 21-11 18-21 21-13.

The men’s were closer matches, with Leo Yong and Phil Toogood seeing off Rich Holmes and Kurt Willis 21-19 21-16 in the best of the games.

BBC won all three mixed games as they took the match.

BBC’s B team were beaten 15-7 by Northcliffe C but still took second place in Division two behind champions Acorn A.