News Archive, Tag: Manchester Thunder

Mia Ritchie in Superleague action against Hertfordshire Mavericks, February 2016

Team Bath Netball determined to end positive Superleague season on a winning note

03 May 2016

Team Bath Netball are determined to finish a positive Vitality Netball Superleague season on an appropriately high note when they face Hertfordshire Mavericks in the third-place play-off. Director of Netball Jess Thirlby admitted the players and staff were “hurting to put it mildly” after last weekend’s 53-46 semi-final defeat at Manchester Thunder ended their dream of a sixth Superleague title. But she has urged the Blue and Gold to lift themselves and ensure they go...

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Slow start proves costly as battling Team Bath Netball slip to Superleague semi-final defeat

30 April 2016

Team Bath Netball were once again left to rue a slow start against Manchester Thunder as they missed out on a place in the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final despite a valiant fightback. The Blue and Gold found themselves trailing 17-6 at the end of a disappointing first quarter of Saturday’s semi-final in Manchester. And while they went to more than match their hosts for the remaining 45 minutes, Thunder – who were beaten just...

Team Bath Netball's Rachel Shaw in action against Manchester Thunder in February 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green

Dazzling Lightning show fires up Team Bath Netball ahead of Superleague semi-final at Thunder

26 April 2016

Team Bath Netball will head into this weekend’s Vitality Netball Superleague semi-finals with confidence soaring after finishing the regular season with an emphatic 75-55 win at Loughborough Lightning. Saturday’s result – Team Bath’s biggest of the season in terms of goals scored – extended the Blue and Gold’s winning run to four matches and was their third successive victory on the road. Standing in their way of a Grand Final place is a table-topping Manchester...

Mia Ritchie in action for Team Bath Netball against Manchester Thunder, February 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green

Mia Ritchie confident of positive Team Bath Netball reaction ahead of Northumbria Superleague match

17 February 2016

Mid-courter Mia Ritchie believes Team Bath Netball will come back stronger from their Vitality Netball Superleague defeat to Manchester Thunder. Team Bath – backed by Carter Jonas – go into this Friday’s home match against Team Northumbria (7.45pm) looking to bounce back immediately from the 62-37 reverse to an impressive Thunder outfit. That was the first major setback for the new-look Team Bath squad, who were beaten just twice during pre-season and had won their...

Rachel Shaw in action for Team Bath Netball against Manchester Thunder, February 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green

Team Bath Netball players urged to learn lessons from Manchester Thunder Superleague defeat

12 February 2016

Team Bath Netball Head Coach Anna Stembridge says her players will learn valuable lessons from Friday’s 62-37 home defeat to Vitality Superleague rivals Manchester Thunder. The visitors got off to a flying start and never looked back as they maintained their 100 per cent record with a convincing victory, underlining their dominance by winning the last quarter 16-8. Stembridge said: “Credit to Thunder in terms of the way they started and finished the game. It’s...

Team Bath Netball's Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Rachel Shaw have been named in the England squad to face Australia in January 2016

Team Bath Netball stars ready for sell-out Superleague showdown with Manchester Thunder

10 February 2016

A sell-out crowd awaits Team Bath Netball for their first home match of the 2016 Vitality Superleague season – and England players Rachel Shaw and Eboni Beckford-Chambers are hoping to give the fans plenty to cheer. Around 1,600 supporters will be at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Friday to see Team Bath – backed by Carter Jonas – take on 2014 champions Manchester Thunder in a mouthwatering clash sponsored by The Royal...

Team Bath Netball won the Mike Greenwood Trophy in Manchester in November 2015

Mike Greenwood Trophy win caps positive pre-season campaign for Team Bath Netball

30 November 2015

Director of Netball Jess Thirlby says she “could not be prouder” after seeing Team Bath Netball complete a productive pre-season friendly programme by winning the Mike Greenwood Trophy in Manchester. The Blue and Gold – backed by Carter Jonas – recorded an excellent 19-14 victory over Manchester Thunder in the final to avenge a narrow 19-17 defeat to the hosts in the round-robin stages. They also beat Team Northumbria 13-8, Loughborough Lightning 14-8, Celtic Dragons...

Team Bath Netball 37 Manchester Thunder 40, March 2015 (Picture: David Roper)

Terrific Team Bath Netball make champions Manchester Thunder dig deep for tenth Superleague win

23 March 2015

It may have ended in a 40-37 defeat but Team Bath Netball produced their best performance of the Superleague season to give defending champions Manchester Thunder an almighty scare at a highly-charged Sports Training Village on Monday. Jess Thirlby’s team went toe to toe with the runaway leaders throughout an enthralling contest, winning the first quarter and mounting a thrilling comeback in the last period as Thunder were forced to dig deep for a tenth...

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