Derby thrills kick­start the new sea­son

Rochdale Observer - - FAITH NEWS SCHOOL NEWS -

THE ORBL bad­minton sea­son has started and what an opener with the 1st Divi­sion lo­cal derby be­tween Kash­mir A and Old­ham B, played at Kash­mir’s home venue of Rad­cliffe School, Chad­der­ton.

The play was fierce from the start with ev­ery player play­ing to their max. Tech­nique may have been lack­ing in some cases but this was more than made up for in ef­fort. It was re­ally a good match to watch and played in the right spirit, which bodes well for the rest of the sea­son.

Both cap­tains played well – Kash­mir’s An­nees Rehman and Old­ham B’s Mu­na­nar Hus­san – with a strong show­ing from Old­ham B’s third pair­ing of Anisur Rah­man & Yusuf Ka­mali against Kash­mir A 1st pair­ing of Kam­ran Ramzan & Nabeel Rehman.

The fi­nal score of Kash­mir A 10 games against Old­ham B’s 8 games could have gone ei­ther way but prob­a­bly the best team on the night won.

New club Kingsway Phoenix played their first match at Kingsway Park High School, Rochdale and it proved a hard opener for them in the 2nd Divi­sion. Kingsway Phoenix A played Kash­mir C.

Al­though both sides played well, Kash­mir C were by far the bet­ter team and the end score of Kingsway Phoenix 2 Kah­mir C 16 re­flects the dif­fer­ence in stan­dard. Al­though most of the matches were well fought the lack of prac­tice in their pairs showed in Kingsway Phoenix’s play.

This be­ing so, the two games won by Kingsway Phoenix one with Carl Davies & Tony Schofield beat­ing Ab­dul Rehman & Rashid Hus­sain 21-16 and Bi­joy John & Na­then Camp­bell beat­ing Rashid Hu­sain & Mo­hammed Alyas 21-16 were both good games but by far the best play­ers on the night were Kash­mir A’s pair­ing of M Mu­dasar Yasin & Sajid Mah­mood who won all their eight games.

If you are in­ter­ested in play­ing please con­tact philip-anne@ ntl­­mand we will put you in con­tact with a club near you.

Bi­joy John & Paul Clegg, Kingsway Phoenix A team play­ers

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