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Cambridge Badminton take double-victory in the cup

Let’s not beat around the bush, it’s been a tough season so far for the men’s and women’s teams. Both, having been promoted last season, are yet to win a game in their very tough BUCS leagues, and the match reports weren’t getting any easier to write. Therefore, with cup week looming, when news came through that Manchester girls were unable to field a team, everyone was more than happy to hail it as the first victory of the year. We buried the hollowness deep in our hearts and let the smiles light up our faces. The men were not so fortunate, being forced to go on court (shock horror) against their opponents, The University of Kent. Once their top singles player had finished sliding around on

Cambridge Women and Men battle Nottingham's Unis!

Another week and another chance for the men’s and women’s badminton teams to get their much sought-after first victories in Midlands 1A, with both teams playing at home. The men’s team were facing the tough opponents of Nottingham Trent, who were sitting pretty at 2nd in the table behind none other than sporting giants Loughborough. With half of their team ranked in the top 100 in England it wasn’t going to be easy. On the Cambridge side were Marcus Liang, Ben Roberts, Ben Wharton, Oliver Nelson-Dummett, Ritish Desai and Ryan Ng. The start was less than ideal, thanks to traditional ‘Cambridge timing’ - at least the team was apparently relaxed about the match. Trent, who claimed they had a co

A difficult defeat in Derby for the Men's 1sts

Another Wednesday and another BUCS match for the men’s badminton team. Taking on Derby the team was Tom Wade and Neel Doshi on singles and Ben Wharton with Ayngaran Thavanesan and Andrew & Thomas Sheat playing doubles. Wade opened with his singles which he lost in two close games while Doshi was caught cold in his first game, losing it to single figures. Then, finding his stride, Doshi won the second with an impressive display of tight drops and net shots, only to lose the third set. Meanwhile, the Sheat partnership demolished their shaky-looking opponents in the first set but unfortunately the game slipped away from them. Another game lost to three sets for Cambridge, a testament to the fi
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