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Date: 2018-03-29
Posted By: Big Bob
Home Team: Ossett Sports
Away Team: old Silcoatians
Report: Writing this from Australia in 26c...but it certainly have me a massive boost to wake up last Friday morning to hear that Silcoates had beaten Ossett by 6-3. This completes a pretty memorable turnaround for the second season running. This year we were about twenty points from safety in early January. With this result it looks like we've reached glorious mid-table obscurity and, amazingly, for a nomadic bunch of badminton backpackers, we have finished our fourteen games before anyone else in Div2!!! Thanks to fantastic duppsup from our sister club Paces in the DheffiShe League, some of whom are still profoundly allergic to feathers, we managed somehow to get full teams out in a range of different venues, some of which didn't let us down on bookings!!! Thanks also to all the other teams who bore with us through our venue issues. It was a very competitive division this year and there was some quality badminton...typifie t by our match against Staincross which we lost 7-2 but which could have gone either way with nearly every game seemingly going to three ends and being won on deuce. Whoever goes down will certainly not deserve to. Thanks finally to Brian Hurp who two seasons ago gave us our first two tubes of feathers when we looked like having to fold the club. Somehow, we've managed to keep going...and enjoyed it!!!


Date: 2018-03-29
Posted By: Big Bob
Home Team: Ossett Sports
Away Team: old Silcoatians
Report: Writing this from Australia in 26c...but it certainly have me a massive boost to wake up last Friday morning to hear that Silcoates had beaten Ossett by 6-3. This completes a pretty memorable turnaround for the second season running. This year we were about twenty points from safety in early January. With this result it looks like we've reached glorious mid-table obscurity and, amazingly, for a nomadic bunch of badminton backpackers, we have finished our fourteen games before anyone else in Div2!!! Thanks to fantastic duppsup from our sister club Paces in the DheffiShe League, some of whom are still profoundly allergic to feathers, we managed somehow to get full teams out in a range of different venues, some of which didn't let us down on bookings!!! Thanks also to all the other teams who bore with us through our venue issues. It was a very competitive division this year and there was some quality badminton...typifie t by our match against Staincross which we lost 7-2 but which could have gone either way with nearly every game seemingly going to three ends and being won on deuce. Whoever goes down will certainly not deserve to. Thanks finally to Brian Hurp who two seasons ago gave us our first two tubes of feathers when we looked like having to fold the club. Somehow, we've managed to keep going...and enjoyed it!!!


Date: 2018-03-02
Posted By: Neil Sedgwick
Home Team: Minsthorpe Badminton Club
Away Team: Honeywell Badminton Club
Report: Match Report for Minsthorpe vs Honeywell (Friday 2nd March) Neil Sedgewick A sharp crunch pierced the silence of an empty frozen landscape as I stepped out from the warm comforts of my car into the crisp, white snow. A bitterly cold wind chilled me to the bone as I removed my racket bag from the car, closed the boot with a satisfying thud and made my way across the wintry carpark to the now infamous Minsthorpe Sports Centre. Most venues in the area were closed due to the freezing, inclement weather.....but not us... Minsthorpe Sports Centre is always warm and if you’ve ever wondered why it’s because we boil all of the tears we collect from our previously defeated opponents to heat the hall! I was keen to get inside as I knew that the ‘Beast From The East’ was on its way.......no, not the weather........I was talking about Ben...our team captain! Tonight our Barnsley team was facing an inform Honeywell side in division 3 and once again our side was laced with newbies and youth as they continue to develop their game and gain valuable match experience. There were no fans tonight, no opening ceremony, no firework display and definitely no exotic European dancers. Due to the pending threat of Brexit they have been keeping a low profile recently and we had to make do with a last minute cheap Lulu impersonator to get things started. After a quick knee’s up to a bad cover of “Boom Bang A Bang” everyone was warmed up and ready to go! The first match saw both 1st pairings do battle as Ben ‘Big Chief’ Allsup and Britney ‘Bad Ass’ McCann took on a Honeywell Pairing of R.Turner and G.Whitehead. After a 3 end thriller we came away with a fantastic win 14-21 21-18 21-18 Next up were the 2nd pairings which saw Liz Rowlatt and Terry (Cpt Jack Sparrow) McCann take on C.Brown and M.Travis. of Honeywell Earlier in the week, due to ice, Liz had a nasty incident where her car collided with her garage; obviously this was the garage’s fault and she was looking to get some justice by defeating her opponents. Despite a valiant effort they lost the second game 12-21 15-21 The score was now 1 all and next up were the ever colourful 3rd pairing of Neil Sedgewick and Josh ‘twinkle toes’ Tetlow. Josh started by serving fantastically well, so much so that Honeywell simply weren’t able to return them! Point after point after point we scored without reply....”This is easy” we thought. After around 10 points the reason for this was suddenly clear....Honeywell’s 3rd pairing had not turned up. By this I don’t mean that they were playing bad....I mean that they literally hadn’t turned up! Sadly one of their players was stuck in his car due to an extremely large strategically placed snowman which I had the foresight to build some hours previously. Unfortunately this meant that Honeywell had to forfeit 3 games to Minsthorpe and although this awarded us at least 3 games I’m sure that everyone would have preferred to have played them in order to gain more experience. The 2 remaining Honeywell pairs played fantastically well and despite starting the night 3-0 down they battled on to actually win the match 5-4 overall! A great result for them and well deserved! Another enjoyable night of badminton (despite playing only 6 games) and all of our new/young players played fantastically well, scoring high into double figures in most games. Playing only 6 games did have its advantages though.......there was more time for the pub! You could be forgiven for thinking that Minsthorpe are a badminton club that likes drinking but you’d be wrong......we are a drinking club that likes badminton  In all seriousness we would like to say a big thank you to Honeywell. Travelling can’t have been easy given the weather and we really appreciated the advice you gave to some of our youngsters. Ossett next for Minsthorpe in what will undoubtedly be another close match


Date: 2017-11-24
Posted By: Neil Sedgewick
Home Team: Minsthorpe Badminton Club
Away Team: Staincross
Report: Match Report Minsthorpe vs Staincross C (Friday 24th November) It was a surprise to see no Ian Nicholls for tonight’s game...... it was Black Friday so perhaps he was out buying a sixty inch Tv, a Playstation, a smart watch or a sofa in the DFS sale which definitely, definitely, definitely ended that weekend! However, if he wanted excitement then he was simply in the wrong place!........ It was all set to explode in spectacular fashion as Minsthorpe BC faced Staincross in an epic mid table clash at Minsthorpe Sports Centre! Minsthorpe have been pushing young players into their squad this season and tonight’s game was no different. Forget Rashford for England and Neymar for Brazil. Tonight their very own starlets were making an appearance by the names of Alex (Rock-n-Roll) Robson, Harry (Dubstep) Duffield and Josh (Twinkle Toes) Tetlow. After an impressive fireworks display, a stunning performance by a full brass band, a song by Michael Buble and a short routine of scantily dressed Columbian dancers waving palm leaves the match was finally underway! Minsthorpe’s Captain was Ben Allsup, he may have been a B.Allsup on paper but he certainly wasn’t one on the badminton court tonight as him and his partner Alex Robson took their first game against A.Hurst and D.Hawtin of Staincross 21-19 21-19 to make it 1-0 to Minsthorpe and a great start to the match. The second game was also a cracker but Minsthorpe’s second pairing of Josh Tetlow and Neil Sedgewick narrowly missed taking a 3 game thriller against a well played pairing of E.White and J.Campbell of Staincross 21-19 13-21 20-22. 1 game each now and it was all to play for. Next up was our wild card, as newcomer Harry (Dubstep) Duffield entered the fray alongside his partner Sue Ely, an ex-England player who struck fear in to the heart of the Staincross team and the pairing of A. Barber and M.Allen. Sue and Harry floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee, but sadly couldn’t avoid losing game number 3! 2-1 to Staincross now and things very quickly started to go downhill for Minsthorpe. At one point Josh (twinkle-toes) Tetlow seemed to have a problem keeping hold of his racket?? Not quite sure why this was? Perhaps his racket needed a new grip.....or maybe he was hinting to his on-looking parents that he wanted a new one for Christmas? Who knows? What was for sure was that Minsthorpe were beginning to get frustrated and several of their players now began to resemble the fire breathing dragon from the popular film series Lord Of The Rings! Over the course of the night there were some very close games indeed with over 5 of them being lost 21-20! But the fact of the matter was that Staincross played extremely well and simply proved too strong in the end and for Minsthorpe and their youngsters. Although the games suggested it was closer than the final score, Staincross deserved their 8-1 win. A big thank you to Staincross for some really good games, although Minsthorpe had been beaten badly it was all valuable experience for 3 of their upcoming youngsters. After shaking hands Staincross made their way to the carpark to head home and celebrate their success. It was just a shame that Minsthorpe BC had logged on to webuyanycar.com during the match and sold all of their cars!  Joking aside it was a very enjoyable night of badminton. Thanks again to Staincross and good luck in your next game.


Date: 2017-10-26
Posted By: Mark Bamforth
Home Team: Manvers
Away Team: Honeywell Badminton Club
Report: Manvers B came up with their first win of the season with some of the pre-season rust and metaphorical blubber finally dropping off Bell and Shaw. The closenesss of the contest was setout in the first match with Steve "Dizzy" Lo and Darren "the perfect husband" EllisTownsend just edging a 45minute 3 setter against Simon Eaden and Wayne Hartson with the final end going to the Manvers pair 28 -26. Shaw and Parker pushed the limits of human endevour and physical fitness with two 3 setters. The end 6-3 win saw all Manvers pairings picking up 2 rubbers and the Honeywell pairings 1 each with only 14 points seperating the teams at the end of the evening


Date: 2017-10-06
Posted By: Ben Allsup
Home Team: Minsthorpe Badminton Club
Away Team: Wrenthorpe Badminton Club
Report: With Wrenthorpe unable to host, Minsthorpe offered to swap their home and away fixtures so we didn't have to delay getting going. First game of the season and an opportunity to give a couple of club members their debut in the Barnsley League. First up Liz with our previous Captain Peter. Off to a cracking start with a 2 game win. Our second pair faired less well with a 3 game loss against a very strong Wrenthorpe second duo. Britney having a good start though and not phased by the pressure. Another couple of rookies in our third pairing and they also claimed a narrow victory. 2-1 to Minsthorpe after the first round of games. More good games followed with Wrenthorpe's second pair (Safi Haque and S. Wilson) proving too strong for all of us and winning all their three games. Minsthorpe did well in all the other games though to reach the magical 5 games with a game to spare. A final win for Minsthorpe in game nine gave us an overall 6-3 result. Good showings from both teams. Especially well done to the youngsters for Minsthorpe and hope this bodes well for this season and beyond.


Date: 2017-09-27
Posted By: Mark Bamford
Home Team: Manvers
Away Team: Manvers
Report: Match Report The first time the two Manvers sides had faced each other in combat(sorry competitive badminton) in this long awaited derby which saw more edge than Wednesday v United, a game where brother matched brother and friends battled with close acquaintances. As you would expect it was close fought affair underpinning the 5 -3 score line which saw a victory for the A team (you would have to question the selection committees judgement if it went the other way). The closeness of the scores is even more remarkable when you consider the age, general fitness and lack of preparation from the B side, who had some players searching for which end of the racquet to hold it had been so long since they last played. Nevertheless they gave a good account of themselves and look forward to a rematch in January. Kind regards, Mark


Date: 2017-09-27
Posted By: Mike Street
Home Team: Corinthians Badminton Club
Away Team: Honeywell Badminton Club
Report: This was Corinthians first game in Division 3 and we introduced some new players to the League. Graham McEntire, supported by Mike Will more won their games 2 -1, while myself and Graham Hursthouse lost 1-2. Unfortunately for Parish Meisuria and Adrian Izat-Higgs, both brand new players to Corinthians and the league, they lost 0-3. However, they had some good honest games and managed to take C Niven & Roger Taylor to a third end. Our thanks go to Honeywell for a good friendly but we'll contested game and we certainly look forward to the return later on in the season.


Date: 2017-09-27
Posted By: Mike Street
Home Team: Corinthians Badminton Club
Away Team: Honeywell Badminton Club
Report: This was Corinthians first game in Division 3 and we introduced some new players to the League. Graham McEntire, supported by Mike Will more won their games 2 -1, while myself and Graham Hursthouse lost 1-2. Unfortunately for Parish Meisuria and Adrian Izat-Higgs, both brand new players to Corinthians and the league, they lost 0-3. However, they had some good honest games and managed to take C Niven & Roger Taylor to a third end. Our thanks go to Honeywell for a good friendly but we'll contested game and we certainly look forward to the return later on in the season.


Date: 2017-09-27
Posted By: Mike Street
Home Team: Corinthians Badminton Club
Away Team: Honeywell Badminton Club
Report: This was Corinthians first game in Division 3 and we introduced some new players to the League. Graham McEntire, supported by Mike Will more won their games 2 -1, while myself and Graham Hursthouse lost 1-2. Unfortunately for Parish Meisuria and Adrian Izat-Higgs, both brand new players to Corinthians and the league, they lost 0-3. However, they had some good honest games and managed to take C Niven & Roger Taylor to a third end.


Date: 2017-09-04
Posted By: Ben Allsup
Home Team: Castleford Wanderers
Away Team: Minsthorpe Badminton Club
Report: TEST TEST TEST : Warmup match between Cas Wanderers and Minsthorpe. A fun event with lots of pairings being tried out. Bring on the new season.


Date: 2017-09-09
Posted By: Phil
Home Team: Denby Dale Pie Hall Badminton Club
Away Team: Castleford Wanderers
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