Our Birmingham men's team continued their fine form with a big 9-0 win against central this week.
Following on from back to back 6-3 victories against Aston Villa, who played their badminton in the division above last season, only one change to the team was made this time out. Lester made way for Alex who partnered Ka, while Ben teamed up with Oscar and Oli paired with Raodi.
We had some very tough run-ins with Central last season, but we were off to a fine start when Oscar and Ben, then Oli and Raodi claimed the first two matches in straight sets. Up against Central's top pair, the new pairing of Ka and Alex threw out a sensational performance to come back from a set down to win the rubber in 3! 3-0 Bears.
Clearly off their usual game, Central's top pair was then beaten resoundingly by Ben and Oscar 21-17, 21-6. Wins in straight sets for Ka and Alex and in three sets for Oli and Raodi took the win for Bears, making it 6-0.
Not wanting to ease up on their opponents, and to show the rest of the league they are serious about a promotion push this year, Ka and Alex ran to straight set victories, before Raodi and Oli won their last rubber in three. Ben and Oscar finished off the victory in style, beating their opponents to 11 and 13.
This was a well deserved victory for Bears who look in promotion form so far.
Result: Bears 9 - 0 Central (Birmingham Men's Division 3)
Team: Ben(c), Oscar, Oli, Raodi, Ka, Alex
Man of the Match: Ben
Next match: Away vs Uni-T, Mon Dec 11th.