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Last Updated: Monday 20th May 2013

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U17 SHIRES LEAGUE Team gain 4th place
[posted 20/05/13]

Herts U17 Shires League Team 2013

The Hertfordshire U17 Team had showed real fighting spirit and great team work to achieve reaching the Shires League Finals.

On the day we knew the challenge to beat any of the top teams would be tough, drawn against Lancashire in the first Round needed all playing to the best of their ability and that is exactly what happened with Herts winning 15-5 , a great victory. Moving onto the next match against Buckinghamshire which proved just too strong for the Team, this meant we now had to fight for 3rd or 4th place against Hampshire, after some very close games it went right down to the wire - 10 games all and Herts just losing out by 13 points to finish a very respectful 4th place.

[submitted by David Brown]

[posted 20/05/13]

Herts U17 ICT Team 2013

Hertfordshire's U17 ICT team was really unlucky at the Inter Counties Tournament in Nottingham not to be in the top 4. However, three losing 5 - 5 results meant an 11th placing out of the 36 counties participating. Click HERE for full results!

[submitted by Kevin Maughan]

U17 Nationals Success FOR MATTHEW
[posted 21/04/13]

Matthew Widdicombe 16 year old Chauncy School student claimed his first national badminton title at the weekend. Winning the under 17 boys doubles title with Angus Pedersen from Middlesex at the National Age Group Championships at Redbridge Sports Centre in Essex. Winning five straight matches without dropping a game against some tough opposition from all corners of the Country gave them the National title.

The Great Amwell student is a member of Ware Badminton Club based at Wodson Park and has been playing competitively since the age of 9 for Herts Schools Badminton Association and has now progressed up the ranks as a member of the Herts senior county squad. Training at the newly refurbished Birchwood Leisure Centre in Hatfield and Alexander Palace over the last year under the watchfully eye of Coach Joel Gayle and the senior county coaches has been an important factor in the weekends success in addition to his sponsorship by Carlton Sports Company.

Results Group Stages
Beat Finn Connor Watson (Durham) & David Maughan (Herts) 21-13 21-13
Beat Timothy Scott (Suffolk) & Hugo Weaver (Herts) 21-11-21-12

Knock Out Stages
Quarter Finals beat Rudy Beavis & Sean Flower (both Hampshire) 21-12 21-13
Semi Finals beat Jed Arksey & Harrison Simmock (both Bucks) 25-23 21-18
Final beat Craig & Marcus Smith (twins from Staffordshire) 21-16 25-23

Badminton Doubles Knockout stages link
[Submitted by Paul Widdicombe]