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Cambridge Men's 1sts take on Birmingham 2nds!

Now well into term, rustiness from the summer holidays is disappearing and the players are getting into the swing of things. So, was this to be the first win of the season for Cambridge? The team consisted of Ritish Desai (Homerton), Marcus Liang (Hughes Hall), Ben Roberts (Fitzwilliam), Neel Doshi (Churchill), Tom Wade (St. Catherine’s) and Andrew Sheat (Emmanuel). With four courts available everyone was on and playing straight away. Desai and Liang were on playing singles whilst complaining about body parts which had fallen asleep on the long car journey. Desai lost in straight sets but Liang took his opponent to three. It ended in a close loss for Laing. The doubles were close and hard-fo

Cambridge Badminton 1sts take on UEA

Men's 1sts: Neel Doshi, Marcus Liang, Jonny Scott, Ben Roberts, Morten Sode, Ritish Desai Women’s 1sts: Katie Clark, Catherine Yong, Felicity Coan, Prachi Vaid, Ellie Marsh, Katherine Mu After a disappointing first outing to the ever-competitive Loughborough and now with a full week’s training behind them, CUBaC men’s and women’s teams were fired up for the first home match of the year against UEA. The men’s match kicked off with singles players Doshi and Liang on court, the latter for his first competitive game in a long 8 years after playing for Singapore in his younger days – would he still have what it takes? Doshi’s opponent was formidable, quickly getting into his stride, moving quickl

Excitement at the net in Loughborough!

The day began with a journey to the USC for the boys to get a coach to Loughborough, whilst the girls were chauffeured in the captain’s car. Travelling with the football team in the coach ensured the pre-match banter was present as always. Spirits were high on arrival. Loughborough attempted to intimidate with a purpose-built badminton hall but we quickly settled in and enjoyed the high-quality venue. On the men’s team, Tom Wade (Catz) and Neel Doshi (Churchill) were limbering up for singles. Ben Wharton (St John’s) and Ayngaran Thavanesan (Emmanuel) were partnered for the second seed doubles while the Sheat brothers, Thomas (Downing) and Andrew (Emmanuel), were preparing to play as the numb
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