Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane lands national Under-19 title playing two years up!

PUBLISHED: 16:37 25 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:37 25 February 2014

Ben Lane

Ben Lane

Archant

Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane had another fantastic weekend when he played in the badminton national championships in Sheffield, coming away with the men’s doubles gold medal playing in an age group two years above his.

Partnering Sean Vendy from Buckinghamshire the Exmouth community college school boy kept up his number one seeded position by reaching the finals of the Under-19 doubles with wins over B King and M Claire 21-16, 22-20 then R Quek and R Tang 21-16, 21-12.

In the semi-final the pair played H Arksey and D Jones beating them 21-7, 21-19 earning them a final showdown against A Pederson and M Widdicombe from Hertfordshire.

Lane and Vendy won a closely contested final 21-18, 17-21, 21-13 win. The victory for Lane, playing as an Under-17 player, means that he could effectively claim a hat-trick of Under-19 doubles’ titles for he can return in each of the next two years!

In the mixed doubles Lane paired up with regular partner Jess Pugh of Shropshire and progressed to the finals with wins over A Pederson and T Samuel and then M Flynn and L Morrow to reach the last four.

In the semi-final they beat the top under 19 pair of C Bambrick and J Moore 21-17, 21-16 to earn the chance of a second gold medal.

Unfortunately, Pugh badly twisted her ankle in the doubles final and had to pull out of the mixed final.

Teenager Lane now is in training for the European under 17 Championships being held in Turkey with a tournament in Holland this week and a waiting selection for the under 19 world juniors in Malaysia later on in the month.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:19

Topsham St James Under-12s claimed a convincing win over local rivals Kenn.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:09

It’s the big weekend of rugby and football in London for Exeter Chiefs on Saturday and Exeter City on Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:17

It was seven years today that Exeter Chiefs finally arrived at English rugby’s top table.

Read more
Thu, 12:09

Not only did Exmouth Harriers field an incredible six teams in the Run Exe Relays (more than 25 per cent of the active membership), but they also had runners in a mountain race, a 100k ultra, the Exeter Marathon, an off-road 10k and the Killerton Parkrun, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Thu, 12:02

Exe SC members enjoyed good racing weather for the dinghies on Wednesday, writes Rex Frost.

Read more
Thu, 11:49

In the second match of the Exeter and District Over-60s Division Three campaign, Budleigh men pulled off an unlikely away victory against Heavitree C with a 33-30 win and another seven points, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Thu, 09:40

Exmouth United clinched the Exeter and Youth League Under-12 Division Two title, and did so in style, winning their final game of the season 4-1 away at Central City in Exeter.

Read more
Thu, 09:39

The golf that has been played this last week, has enjoyed the best of the local weather, writes John Bridgman.

Read more
Thu, 09:38

After a string of home fixture’s Phear Park Bowling Club took to the road on Monday this week as they travelled to play an away match at Madeira, writes Robert Mottershead.

Read more
Wed, 17:12

The Exeter Marathon takes place around the riverside park and again the nature of the course dictates a small field, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications