I am please to report that six players from Chippenham 23 were selected to represent Wiltshire in the first county weekend. Sadly, one of these players was unable to make the match.
However those that did had a generally successful weekend.
Claire partnered up with Corsham rival Amy Reddaway to form Wiltshire 1st team's number 1 ladies pair. They won both their matches in straight sets, with what will hopefully be the beginning of a fruitful partnership. Claire also played with Andy as number 2 mixed pair, and took thrilling three set wins in both.
Wiltshire 2nd was littered with Chippenham 23 players: Ed, Bex and Rich. Ed took to the singles court and trounced his Guernsey opponent. He later played a C graded player from Dorset and proved that gradings mean nothing. He lost the first set narrowly, but took control of game and won in three.
Rich and Ed took their partnership to the county matches again with great success winning both matches in two sets.
Bex teamed up with circuit tournament partner Rosie and faced their Islander opponents first. Guernsey's first team had a strong set of ladies and their number one pair were able to control the game. Bex and Rosie came out of this fighting in the next match against Dorset which they won in three ends.
Finally, what is arguably Mid-Wilt's finest established mixed pair took to the court in the form of Rich and Bex. They played such a solid game that their opponents retired 17-5 down in the second game after losing the first. Their second match against Dorset was another solid performance with a win in two ends.
Wiltshire 3rd's was in a desperate state just days before the match. Late notice meant that players (including Chippenham 23's Chris) were unable to play. Jack stepped up (after some coercion) and played some solid badminton. The third team ended the day with one win and one loss
Mid-Wilts league results tables can be viewed at http://www.wiltshirebadminton.co.uk/