WELCOME - THE 2018/2019 SEASON

You can get all the information on badminton clubs in the area and this season's league match fixtures, results, tables and tournaments on this site.

We also have an archive of previous years and publish weekly match reports - read how the teams faired, how the players performed, and whether you got a mention!


Team Captains - Please pay careful attention to the changes to Rule 12. The deadline for sending scoresheets to the Fixture Secretary has been extended, but there is now a penalty for sending them late (agreed at the AGM).

Club Secretaries - All names of ALL match players must be registered with the District Fixture Secretary before they play their first match. Any adult player registered after 31st October must wait 14 days before they are eligible to play in a match. Junior players must still be registered. However, junior players are not required to wait 14 days. Rule 1 has been updated this season to reflect this (agreed at the AGM).

LATEST REPORT

Match Report: 9th December 2018
Saints stay top of the tree.

St. Mary's A were in particular festive cheer as they tightened their grip on the Mixed Division 1 title with a 8-1 win over Newbury A. The pairings of Gareth Jones and Janine Fisher as well as Ross Parsons and Katie Woods were not giving out any presents when they strolled through all of their games. However, super sub Pete Braithwaite was not so miserly with his partner Alex Woods, dropping one rubber against Julia Eatwell and Simon Jukes.

Elsewhere in Mixed Division 1, Downlands A continued to keep up the pressure on the leaders, wrapping up an 8-1 victory themselves over Kennet A, with Steve Heath and Sarah Lewington stars of the show. Meanwhile, Shaw A won their second match on the bounce with a cracker of a 7-2 win over Newbury B in the same division.

In Mixed Division 2, Shaw B got revenge over promotion rivals Downlands B notching up a 7-2 win, but with 6 of the 9 matches going to three ends it could have been a different outcome. David Truby and Latha Taylor led the way for Shaw and were unbeaten on the evening. In the same division, Bucklebury A had an away night to remember as they thumped Kennet B 8-1, largely thanks to John Holloway and the returning Cara Brimms.

In Mixed Division 3, Bucklebury and Kennet came face to face again, but this time it was Bucklebury B against Kennet C, and The result was very different, with Kennet claiming bragging rights. Paul Knight and Matt Gordon won all of their matches and pushed Kennet closer to that promotion spot they desire. The last two fixtures in Mixed Division 3 sadly saw two sides without a full complement of pairs, but surprisingly this did not stop both teams winning their respective matches! Pegasus narrowly defeating Whitchurch 5-4, and St. Mary's C victorious over Bucklebury C.

The only other badminton to be played this week was a first leg tie in the Blackford Cup, with Cup holders Newbury playing Kennet A. Newbury continued their dreams of retaining the title with a narrow 56 point victory to take into the second leg to be played in the New Year. Newbury's ladies were again the key to the win with Suzy Mumford, Julia Eatwell and Ruth Martin all playing a huge part in their victory.

NEWBURY AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CLUB TO PLAY BADMINTON?

NDBA organise and manage match play for all the Clubs affiliated to Badminton England in and around the Newbury area. Details and links to all these clubs can be found by clicking the links to the left under 'CLUBS'.

All the Clubs offer friendly and social Club Nights and the chance to play in matches against other local Clubs in the area.


THE AREAS WHERE THE CLUBS PLAY

NEWBURY and SHAW play in Newbury

KENNET and ST MARY'S play in Thatcham

DOWNLANDS play at Compton

BUCKLEBURY play north of Woolhampton

HURST and ALDERMASTON play at Tadley

BHPEGASUS play in Basingstoke

ANDOVER SPORTS, KINTBURY AND WHITCHURCH all play at the places their name suggests