THE husband and wife team of David and Carol Onions clinched a thrilling Huddersfield Badminton League Division IV victory for Brighouse C team over Royds Hall after the scores had been locked at 4-4.
The match between the two C teams was played at a really good pace in an excellent spirit with the lead changing hands several times throughout the night before the Onions came out on top.
After the Men’s and Ladies results, the scores were level at 3-3, but Freud Wei and Helen Lambert gave Royds the advantage with a straights-sets win in the first Mixed.
However, back came Brighouse through Mark Oldroyd and Sarah Booth to level the contest once again, and setting up an exciting climax for the Onions, who went on to defeat Malcolm Holmes and Diane Horton in a battling three-setter.
Brighouse C 5 Royds Hall C 4: Men: Ian Holness & Mark Oldroyd lost to Freud Wei & Les Newby 19-21, 20-22; Holness & David Onions bt Wei & Malcolm Holmes 19-21, 21-16, 21-18; Oldroyd & Onions bt Newby & Holmes 21-18, 21-9.
Ladies: Sarah Booth & Carol Onions lost to Helen Lambert & Sue Jessop 21-16, 17-21, 15-21; Booth & June Drury lost to Lambert & Diane Horton 19-21, 21-14, 15-21; Onions & Drury bt Jessop & Horton 21-10, 21-15.
Mixed: Holness & Drury lost to Wei & Lambert 14-21, 12-21; Oldroyd & Booth bt Newby & Jessop 21-15, 21-13; Onions & Onions bt Holmes & Horton 21-9, 18-21, 21-10.
Phoenix B 6 Holmfirth F 3: Men: Malcolm Scott & Richard Kane bt Arthur Whitworth & Clive Hunt 22-20, 21-17; Scott & Martin McVeigh lost to Whitworth & Gianluca Margaglione 16-21, 18-21; Kane & McVeigh bt Hunt & Margaglione 21-17, 19-21, 21-12.
Ladies: Angela Horner & Julie Linsley bt Angie Zielonka & Hilary Morgan 21-14, 21-15; Horner & Julie Scott bt Zielonka & Cath James 21-16, 21-12; Linsley & Scott bt Morgan & James 21-13, 21-16.
Mixed: Scott & Scott lost to Whitworth & Morgan 20-22, 21-15, 18-21; Kane & Linsley lost to Hunt & Zielonka 22-24, 21-8, 14-21; McVeigh & Horner bt Margaglione & James 21-18, 21-14.
Beaumont Park A 3 Brighouse D 6: Men: Kevin Pearson & Jim Brown lost to David Onions & Michael Silvester 21-23, 23-21, 16-21; Pearson & Chris Barton bt Onions & Greg Ingham 16-21, 21-7, 21-13; Brown & Barton bt Silvester & Ingham 21-14, 21-7
Ladies: Janet Thorpe & Abby Steele lost to Lisa Jones & Latika Rodway-Arnaud 7-21, 13-21; Thorpe & Jo Barton lost to Jones & Kate Simmons 19-21, 18-21; Steele & Barton lost to Rodway-Arnaud & Simmons 10-21, 12-21.
Mixed: Pearson & Steele lost to Onions & Jones 18-21, 21-18, 6-21; Brown & Thorpe lost to Silvester & Rodway-Arnaud 7-21, 10-21; Barton & Barton bt Ingham & Simmons: 21-15, 21-18.