Meridians overcome three division one clubs on their way to the

Meridians, the winning team: Top row, from left to right - Jon Coleman, Mark Augustus and Matt Heale

Meridians, the winning team: Top row, from left to right - Jon Coleman, Mark Augustus and Matt Healey. Bottom row: Hayley Moore, Anna Godbold & Harriet Osborn. - Credit: Archant

The final of the Ipswich and District Badminton League Team Championships for the Playford Trophy took place at Northgate Sports Centre, where last year’s winners, Meridians, played Belstead, who were looking to win the competition for the first time.

Meridians overcame three division one clubs, Abbeygate, YMCA and Stowmarket, to reach the final and Belstead had victories against Meadlands, Battledores and Felixstowe.

In this event, which is handicapped based on league position, Belstead started with a 47 point advantage but this was overturned by Meridians over the course of the match and they eventually came out on top to take the title for the fifth time, winning by 371 points to 342 points.

In a very competitive contest, where the winning margin in nine of the 18 games was three points or less, Anna Godbold and Matt Healey both finished the evening undefeated.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus