November 13, 2023
Buckinghamshire prime the Senior County Championships Premiership desk after the primary week of motion on the Nationwide Badminton Centre.
The south-east county have been the one one to emerge the weekend unscathed, successful all three ties to amass 25 factors.
Reigning champions Middlesex sit in second place, with second to 10th place separated by solely eight factors after the opening spherical.
Buckinghamshire started the weekend with an 8-3 win over Leinster, combating again from a match right down to win 4 rubbers in a row.
They clinched the general win when Lisa Curtin and Lara Molloy defeated Siofra Flynn and Chloe McGrane 21-13 21-11 within the eighth match of the tie.
Buckinghamshire have been dominant in opposition to Hampshire, who had began the weekend with an 8-3 win over Warwickshire, as they triumphed 10-1 on Saturday afternoon.
Ting Yu Goh and Samuel Jones obtained Hampshire’s solely win of the tie, with all 10 of Buckinghamshire’s gamers registering no less than one win.
Estelle Van Leeuwen of Buckinghamshire ended the weekend as probably the most profitable feminine participant, successful all six of her rubbers and solely dropping one sport.
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Middlesex’s Dinuka Karunaratne was probably the most profitable participant on the NBC, successful eight of his 9 ties, his solely defeat got here to Surrey’s Toby Penty.
Penty defeated Karunaratne 21-16 21-14 to kick off a hotly-contested native derby, with Surrey taking a 4-0 lead earlier than the defending champions hit again to shut the hole to 1.
Penty and Abigail Holden clinched the tie-winning match 21-8 21-10 as Surrey triumphed 6-5 for his or her second win of the weekend and to inflict Middlesex’s first defeat.
Leinster have been the one crew to not win a tie in Milton Keynes, however nonetheless amassed 11 factors from matches gained in opposition to Yorkshire, Avon and Buckinghamshire.
This was the primary weekend utilizing the brand new format which noticed two Open Singles, two Ladies’s Singles, two Open Doubles, two Ladies’s Doubles and three Blended Doubles rubbers performed.
Throughout the nation, 110 groups have been concerned with 1092 gamers nominated and thanks goes to county secretaries, managers and captains for his or her work organising the competitions.
The subsequent spherical of Premiership fixtures takes place on the Nationwide Badminton Centre on the 20 and 21 January 2024.
You could find the entire Premiership outcomes here.