December 11, 2014 by Carole Spencer
The Under 11yrs Team: Luke Hoult, Owen King, Ayush Panchal, Lewis Whyley, Louie Stevenson, Eve Durrance, Tilly Dale, Emily Gallacher, Emma Thornley, Sophie Watson.
On a soggy Sunday morning the County U/11 team made their way up to Sheffield to compete in the National Primary Midway Badminton Tournament. The first two opponents were local rivals Derbyshire and Warwickshire both matches were tough, the Leicestershire team fought hard but lost both matches 6-4. Match three was against Yorkshire, Leicestershire got off to a flying start, halving all the singles, winning both boys doubles, and halving the girls doubles. The match ended with a great finale and the Leicestershire team won 7-3. Match four was v Cheshire 1st team.
Leicestershire lost 3 out of the 4 singles games but fought back to halve the level doubles. Going into the final discipline it was really exciting, Leicestershire knew they needed to win the
last mixed game to secure a draw, but unfortunately Cheshire proved too strong, and won the overall match 6-4. The next
two matches went Leicestershire’s way 9-1 win v Lancashire and an 8-2 win v Cheshire 2nd team. At the moment it puts them in 4th place going into the 2nd leg on March 8th , where I am sure they will be fighting to improve that position.
A great days Badminton for the under 11yrs.
Report by: Jenny Gallacher
Aime Hoult – Team Manager