Basingstoke badminton players reach final of county competition

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke badminton players reach final of county competition Basingstoke badminton players reach final of county competition

BADMINTON players from the Basingstoke and District Badminton League won through to the final of the Hampshire District Knock-Out Competition in Winchester.

The Basingstoke team of Fiona Garnett, Lisa Moran, Anu Davies, Lee Frith, Gareth Jones and Andy King were drawn against Winchester in the semi-final.

After the mixed games, Winchester led 81-68 but excellent performances from the men and ladies saw the Basingstoke squad storm back to win 350-318.

In the other semi-final, Southampton came out on top against Aldershot and Camberley 347-322.

The contest for the trophy started with Southampton taking a five-point lead after the mixed rubbers.

In a tight contest throughout, the lead kept changing hands but Basingstoke opened up a three point advantage at one stage.

Unfortunately for them, Southampton came out on top in the end, winning overall 333-323.

In the Plate competition, Winchester beat Aldershot and Camberley 337-322.

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