The Shetland under-15 badminton team defeated Orkney in the weeknd’s inter-county match.
The boat journey down was not very nice, especially for number one boy Roy Wood who fell and fractured his index finger and was unable to play.
The match in the Pickaquoy Centre consisted of 36 rubbers, each consisting of the best of three games to 21 points.
Results (Shetland players first) – boys’ sixth singles: Glenn Henderson beat Alistair Scott 21-11, 21-18.
Girls’ sixth singles: Zoe Buchanan lost to Victoria Linklater 9-21, 5-21.
Boys’ fifth singles: Lewis Fraser beat Ryan Major 21-8, 21-11.
Girls’ fifth singles: Anne Leask lost to Susie Mason 10-21, 19-21.
Boys’ fourth singles: Ryan Wood (captain) beat Liam Delday 19-21, 21-11, 21-18.
Girls’ fourth singles: Jenni Leask beat Ami Garrick 9-21, 5-21.
Boys’ third singles: Finn Watt beat Scott Davidson (captain) 21-3, 21-8.
Girls’ third singles: Karrie Fraser beat to Alanna Swanney (captain) 9-21, 5-21.
Boys’ second singles: Jamie Duffy beat Owen Reid 21-11, 21-15.
Girls’ second singles: Lorrie Robertson beat to Rhain Mackay 21-13, 21-14.
Boys’ first singles: Lewis Frazer (substituting for Roy Wood) beat Matthew Reid 21-19, 21-18, 24-21.
Girls’ first singles: Jennifer Sim beat Aimee Drever 21-8, 21-11. That gave Shetland a resounding lead 9-3 as the first singles went to Orkney, it having been agreed that the games Roy Wood was due to play in would be counted in Orkney’s favour.
The second round of singles had the players crossing over and playing the player one rank above or below their ranking.
Boys’ sixth singles: Glenn Henderson beat Ryan Major 22-20, 21-11.
Girls’ sixth singles: Zoe Buchanan beat Susie Manson 21-14, 16-21, 22-20.
Boys’ fifth singles: Lewis Fraser beat Alistair Scott 21-3, 21-9.
Girls’ fifth singles: Anne Leask lost to Victoria Linklater 9-21, 5-21.
Boys’ fourth singles: Ryan Wood beat Scott Davidson 21-9, 21-11.
Girls’fourth singles: Jenni Leask lost to Alanna Swanney 21-8, 19-21, 16-21.
Boys’ third singles: Finn Watt beat Liam Delday 21-8,21-3.
Girls’ third singles: Karrie Fraser beat to Ami Garrick 21-10, 21-8.
Boys’ second singles: Jamie Duffy beat Matthew Reid 21-11, 21-15.
Girls’ second singles: Lorrie Robertson beat Aimee Drever 21-12, 21-17.
Boys’ first singles: Ryan Wood (substituting for Roy Wood) beat Owen Reid 21-9, 19-18, 21-12 (result to Orkney).
Girls’ first singles: Jennifer Sim beat Rhain Mackay 21-9, 21-11. On completion of the singles Shetland had a good 18-6 lead, having actually won 20 rubbers.
Next on were the doubles – third boys: Glen and Lewis beat Liam and Ryan 21-16, 21-11.
Third girls: Zoe and Anne lost to Aimee and Victoria 21-17, 21-12.
Second boys: Ryan and Finn beat Scott and Alistair 21-8, 21 –10.
Second girls: Jenni and Karrie lost to Alanna and Susie 21-16, 21-18.
First boys: Jamie and Glen (for Roy) beat Matthew and Owen 21-9, 21-11 (result to Orkney).
First girls: Jennifer and Lorrie beat Ami and Rhian 21-8, 21-12.
Mixed doubles – sixth: Glen and Zoe beat Alistair and Victoria 20–22, 21-12,2 1-11 Fifth: Lewis and Anne beat Liam and Aimee 21-19, 21-17 Fourth: Finn and Jenni beat Ryan and Susie 21-18, 21 –12.
Third: Ryan and Karrie lost to Scott and Alanna 16-21, 22-20, 20-22.
Second: Jamie and Lorrie beat Owen and Aimee 21-4, 21-6.
First: Finn (for Roy) and Jennifer beat Matthew and Rhian 21-18, 21-12 (result to Orkney).
At the end of the match the official score was a resounding 25-11 victory for Shetland, having won all the games where another boy stood in for Roy Wood. Shetland actually won 29 of the 36 matches.
Captain Ryan Wood received the Ron Anderson Memorial Trophy and thanked the Orkney players for the good match, the Orkney hosts who had provided lodgings for the Shetland players and the various other people who helped.
Shetland coach Brian Wood said he was very pleased with the result and with the play of all the Shetland players, including Roy Wood who despite his disappointment and swollen finger helped umpire and supported his team mates throughout. He also commended the young Orkney team who played well, especially Liam who was very good for his age.
Brian went on to say how he was very impressed how all the Shetland players kept their focus through the matches and fought hard for each point won or lost.