Cornwall U17 Badminton Team travelled to Gloucester on Sunday 30th January, meaning a 5.45am start for some players . However, a fantastic team performance followed with a comprehensive 26 games to 10 win . This now moves the team up the South West Counties League and sets up some great matches in the next few weeks against Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.
The Boys led by Sam Spencer at no1 made a clean sweep of the 6 boys singles. The girls took 2 of their 6 matches. In the Doubles our Boys again came up trumps taking all 9 matches and our girls excelled by taking 5 of the 9 matches. Some notable performances, primarily a new pairing of Georgia Higgs who is still County U15 and Hester Luke, taking 2 matches achieved added success. In the Boys making his County U17 debut partnering Christian Jasper, Chris Cooper made it 3 out of 3 wins.
In the mixed there were some fantastic matches, Kris Jasper and Beth Wotton going to the wire at no1 losing 21-19 26-24 a great match. However the teams strength in depth enabled a return of 4 wins to 2 in the mixed to finish on a 26-10 score line.
TEAM:SAM SPENCER- TRURO COLLEGE (CAPT), CHRIS GROUT-LAUNCESTON COLLEGE, KRIS JASPER-LAUNCESTON COLLEGE, TONY MARSHALL –BUDEHAVEN SCHOOL, CHRISTIAN JASPER-LAUNCESTON COLLEGE, SIMON COX-WADEBRIDE, CHRIS COOPER-PENRYN COLLEGE, BETH WOTTON-HAYLE SCHOOL (CAPT), BETH RICH-MOUNTS BAY SCHOOL, HANNAH ROBERTSON-CALLINGTON COLLEGE, HESTER LUKE-MOUNTS BAY SCHOOL, GEORGIA HIGGS-HELSTON SCHOOL, RACHEL COLLARD-CALLINGTON COLLEGE
County Debuts by Simon Cox and Chris Cooper resulted in both boys returning a 100% success rate. County badges for representing your County on 3 or more occasions were awarded to Kris and Christian Jasper and Hannah Robertson.
Team Managers Sue Cooper-Jon Wotton