ROBERT SYKES found his best form to take three rubbers as Kirkburton beat Flying Feathers 5-4 in Division I of the Huddersfield Badminton League.
Having overcome a ruptured Achilles in the past year, he was in great form.
Kirkburton 5 Flying Feathers 4
Men – (Kirkburton names first) Lance Dossor and Dave Lyons lost to Will Browne and Andy Jones 14-21 17-21, Dossor and Robert Sykes beat Browne and Tony Ruttle 21-19 11-21 21-18, Lyons and Sykes beat Jones and Ruttle 21-7 21-17.
Ladies – Ann Bricklebank and Jenny Oldroyd lost to Judith Spangenburg and Cath Mellor 15-21 21-2 13-21, Bricklebank and Lesley Radley lost to Spangenburg and Amy Gould 15-21 13-21, Oldroyd and Radley beat Mellor and Gould 21-15 21-19.
Mixed – Dossor and Bricklebank beat Browne and Spengenburg 15-21 21-19 21-15, Lyons and Oldroyd lost to Jones and Gould 15-21 19-21, Sykes and Radley beat Ruttle and Mellor 22-20 21-15.