Monday 5 December 2011

Under 13's Cornwall v Avon

The jubilant Cornwall Youth Badminton Under-13 Team, sponsored by Dairy Crest Davidstow, after defeating Avon County, by 35 rubbers to 1.

Cornwalls Under 13 Badminton team made the long journey to Avon on Sunday 13th November for their first match of the season.

The team of 6 boys and 6 girls made a fantastic start taking all but one of the singles games, Avon put up a fight but the determination of the Cornish youngsters paid off and they went on to win the remainder of all the doubles and mixed doubles games to take a 35-1 victory.

Good performances from the Boys Captain Tyler Sillifant and the Girls Captain Amy Polglase who both won their matches in 2 ends not allowing the opposition into double figures
In the girls singles Cara Thompson held her nerve going into a third end which she then won comfortably 21-7

Avon were unable to field a full team of girls so they played 3 players from the girls under 15’s. Beth Sarah and Polly played these singles matches and won them a fantastic achievement. Beth went to 3 ends in her match and showed true determination and focus to emerge victorious after taking the final end 21-18.

Newcomers Flossie Cameron Webb and Charlie Newman were paired with Amy Polglase and Tyler Sillifant respectively for their level doubles games and the new partnerships proved successful as they won all of their doubles games in 2 ends

Danny Alford and Tim Wyatt both in their debuts for Cornwall Successfully won all of their doubles matches again in 2 ends.

There was a nail-biting 3 ender in the boys doubles between Cornwall’s number 3 pair and Avon’s number 1’s but the committed doubles play of Mark Pearson and Ollie Cavil saw them take the 2nd end 24-22 and then storm to victory in the 3rd end winning 21-10

Going into the mixed doubles Cornwall had already won the match but that didn’t stop the Cornish youngsters going out and taking all the mixed matches in two ends,

A Fantastic victory for the Cornish team and a great start to the season.

Boys team: Tyler Sillifant (capt), Charlie Newman, Tim Wyatt, Danny Alford, Ollie Cavil and Mark Pearson.
Girls Team: Amy Polglase (capt), Cara Thompson, Polly Morris, Flossie Cameron-Webb, Beth Rutter and Sarah Frost

Avon Boys: James Eastland, Thomas Watkins, Ian Dafilmoto, Paul Mc Crimmond, Patrick Foley, Susan Canagarason
Avon Girls: Lucy Gorham, Abi Kemp, Amea Feron, Ellie Lewis, Eleanor Beasley, Amy Wilson