ALCESTER experienced mixed fortunes in cup competitions.

In the first round of the Northfield Cup, the home half of Alcester drew with Maggies.

Alcester’s winners were Dave Hovell and John Alderson.

But Alcester progressed into the next round after edging out the away round by five points.

The away winners for Alcester were Jean Sherrington (21-12), Renny Bannister (21-13) and Jean Bannister (21-19).

In the first round of the Yardley A and B Cups, the club experienced defeat when the A team were beaten home and away.

At home, Alcester had winners with Dave Hovell (21-11) and Jean Bannister (21-20), whille creditable away wins were accrued by Renny Bannister (21-13) and John Slater (21-19).

In the Heart of England League Division Five, Alcester B record a very comfortable home win against Henley B.

The new scoring system gave Alcester 10 points for their 34 shot victory, plus a further six for their individual winners.

Henley had to be content with a couple of points for their individual successes. There were excellent wins for David Hodgson (21-8) and David Whittington (21-11) were well supported by Trish Barry (21-15), Margaret D’Elia (21-16), Jean Craddock (21-18) and Ken Craddock (21-20).

In Heart of England Over-60s League, Alcester A saw off Grasshopper by 11 shots.

They had four winning cards from Jean Bannister (21-12), Renny Bannister (21-14), John Slater (21-19) and Carole Slater (21-20).