Jess (14) a great prospect in Lynn’s victory

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Jess Alder and Dan Bennett starred for Lynn Mixed in a convincing 8-1 win over Downham in the Ouse Valley Badminton League at Lynnsport.

Alder (14) is one of the youngest players to play in the league and the duo won all three of their matches without dropping a game.

Alder joined the senior club this year after progressing through the junior section and is a great prospect having played for West Norfolk and regularly competing in under 17 tournaments.

The overall match was very competitive with some great games and long rallies.

The final result might have been tighter if it was not for an injury to Simon Emmerson (Downham) who had to concede the final game.

The match of the night was played between Lynn’s second seeds Maria Crompton and Joe Link and Downham’s first seeds Carol Cade and Richard Barker. This went to three games with Lynn coming back to win 21-16 and 21-10 after losing 22-20 in a close opening game.

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l Pictured from left: Jess Alder and Dan Bennett.