6 February, 2024
The Nationwide Badminton League has formally made its return to competitors after seven years away from the court docket.
With 4 groups within the combine, the model new 2023/2024 pilot season runs between December 2023 and March 2024 and explores a sustainable manner of making participating aggressive and fan alternatives.
And with three completely different victors over three days of motion, the competitors is already heating up.
College of Nottingham 5-0 Excessive Wycombe Efficiency
The 2023/2024 season kicked off on 4 December because the College of Nottingham placed on a dominant displaying over Excessive Wycombe Efficiency.
The Midlands-based group gained all 5 of their matches to take the victory, with Harry Goode, Sian Kelly and Johnnie Torjussen doubling up on wins.
Goode and Kelly opened issues up with an 11-4 11-8 11-4 win over Isum Arachchige and Natalia Mitchell earlier than Kirby Ngan beat Freya Patel-Redfearn within the girls’s singles.
Patel-Redfearn made an excellent comeback after a disappointing first sport however was in the end downed 11-0 11-8 11-9 by Ngan.
Torjussen gained his first match of the day within the males’s singles earlier than linking up with Goode within the doubles to beat Adam Burden and Harley Towler 11-8 11-4 11-8.
In the meantime, Kelly and Chloe Dennis gained the ladies’s doubles in opposition to Mitchell and Patel-Redfearn.
Excessive Wycombe Efficiency 1-4 Wimbledon Racquets and Health Membership
Excessive Wycombe noticed their second lack of the Nationwide Badminton League come by the hands of Wimbledon Racquets and Health Membership on 2 January.
Felix Wright acquired Wimbledon’s debut off to a robust begin with males’s singles victory over Arachchige earlier than Georgia Bland triumphed over Patel-Redfearn in 4 video games.
Bland gained her second match of the night within the girls’s doubles alongside Abigail Holden as Toby Penty and Hin Lung Lee fought again from one sport right down to win the boys’s doubles 8-11 11-10 11-5 11-10.
Harley Towler and Jessica Pugh ended Wycombe spirits on a excessive with blended doubles victory over Penty and Holden, with a hard-fought victory in 5 video games.
Towler and Pugh got here from behind to win 6-11 September 11 11-9 11-7 11-8 in an excellent comeback.
Wimbledon Racquets and Health Membership 2-3 Crew Skyfall
Crew Skyfall edged a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Wimbledon of their opening check of the Nationwide Badminton League on 29 January.
Skyfall’s Nadeem Dalvi triumphed over Felix Wright within the males’s singles after a five-game battle in entrance of a sell-out crowd.
Dalvi took the spoils within the first sport earlier than falling behind, ultimately recovering and profitable the ultimate two video games for the general victory as Skyfall’s Ethan van Leeuwen and Harry Wakefield gained the boys’s doubles.
Wimbledon made their mark within the girls’s occasions as Alexandra Oprisan beat Aahna Bhatia 11-9 11-5 11-8 and Bland and Holden took their second girls’s doubles victory of the sequence by triumphing over Lucy Brierley and Annie Lado.
With two factors apiece, all of it got here right down to the blended doubles and Skyfall’s Annie Lado and Rory Easton weren’t taking place with no battle, securing the win in 4 video games and handing their group the general victory.
Crew Skyfall subsequent tackle the College of Nottingham on 20 February earlier than all groups take to the court docket in a remaining battle to find out the standings on 18 March.