Success for the veterans

Badminton round-up

Bucks enjoyed a successful Inter-County Veterans' Championships in Swindon.

The O65s tied for first place with Wiltshire after wins against Devon 1sts 2-1, Devon 2nds 2-1, Gloucester 2-1, Isle of Wight 2-1 and Lancashire 3-0.

Their only loss came against Wiltshire when they fell 2-1, Wilts also losing only one match.

This meant both sides finished with an equal number of points so it came down to who won the match between the two counties – Wilts thus awarded the title but Sally Brown, Heather Coupar, Ann Cotterill, Kate Griffiths, Tony Collins, Dudley Haines and Dave Richardson proud of their achievement.

The O45 'youngsters' consisting of Mark Lawrence, Brian Moscrop, Andy Peacock, Andy Norris, Ritchie Alldis, Sandra Alderton, Dhammika Fernando, Barbara Lane and Triona Tierney were also runners-up.

After wins against Dorset 3-1, Wiltshire 4-0, Hampshire 3-1, they drew with Devon 2-2 but lost 3-1 to Kent and Sussex.