Jubilee 3 vs Hunters Cov 2

Newly promoted Hunters 2’s season opener in the Coventry League 4 pitched them against Jubilee 3 away at St Augustine’s. Jubilee, themselves new to the division having dropped down since last season, fielded a strong team.

Hunters were always going to struggle on away ground, and still getting used to feathers. The team tried hard, taking a few games along the way, but couldn’t break through during the night, losing all 9 rubbers.

Not an ideal start, but good match practice ahead of some, hopefully, easier games.

Jubilee 3 vs Hunters Cov 1

New promoted Hunters 1st team (Coventry League) started the season with an away fixture at Jubilee St Augustines 3rd team. The first pairing of Michal Helis and Aseem Shama fought a close first match, narrowly losing both games 21-19, while second pair Shahid Mirza and Phil Pelton comfortably took their first match. Third pair Lee Rickard and Simon Piercy scored admirably in their first match, but couldn’t defeat Jubilee’s third pair, who proved the strongest pairing on the night.

Michal and Aseem won their second match, but the next three games all went to Jubilee, before Shahid and Phil won in the 8th, and Simon and Lee won in the final 9th match.

Overall a close match with Jubilee winning 5-4 on the night. A promising start to the season with all three pairings winning at least one match.