Saturday, 29 August 2015

Summer League latest

As the season draws to a close some teams are already celebrating but a number of issues remain to be resolved

In the top flight the dogged Keyham 1 look set to claim the top prize for the third time in six seasons. The Baggies, on level pegging but with one less match to play, will be ruing their tame capitulation at home to the Dog and Gun outfit on match day 11. Queniborough Spartans have been doomed for several weeks. Runners up last year, their form this time out defies explanation. Division 1 stalwarts Horse and Groom, winners in 1996 and 2008, seem not to have accommodated their move to Hoby and now face the Horses of the Apocalypse from London Road and at Houghton in a last ditch bid for survival

In Division 2 Anchor 1 and Anchors Away have sunk to the bottom. In an otherwise very tight season, the unbeaten Glenhills 2 have eventually emerged from the pack for another crack at the top flight. From the same Glen Parva club, favourites to join them are Glenhills 1 for whom this would be a remarkable four successive promotions

Rutland Panthers have smashed it in Division 3. But the battle for the second promotion spot is intriguing. Belper Arms 2 and Thurmaston 3 have a two point advantage on the chasing pack but both have to play the Panthers. None of Beacon 1, Malt Shovel Old Boys and Kings Arms 1 will have ruled themselves out of contention. At the bottom of the table the Holly Bush have had it. But the tussle to avoid the second relegation spot looks tight. Nags Head Donington are only a point worse off than Blaby Foxes and Keyham 3, and along with the Blaby team will be hoping to avoid a second successive drop

Kings Arms 2 have recovered their early season form and are favourites for the Division 4 title. Where's the Chips have slipped in recent weeks and look to have conceded the second promotion spot to Redcaps 2. But they could redeem themselves when the two teams meet this coming week. Plough Inn 1 are set to return to the basement division and Queen Vic will join them if Thurmaston 2 take advantage of their match in hand

Having taken 2014 to settle into the league, Nags 2 have romped to the Division 5 title with a 100% record. The race to join them in Division 4 is between three teams locked on 38 points. The advantage must be with Three Crowns 4 who have one match more to play than either Kings Arms 3 or Three Crowns 3

In the Cup the final will be contested by the 2011 winners Baggies and the 2013 winners Leicester Wanderers. The Plate final sees Queniborough Spartans attempting to salvage something from the season against outsiders Kings Arms 3

The Crown Inn at Asfordby will host the finals at 19h30 on Monday, 7th September and spectators are very welcome

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Presidents Cup Report

Boing! Boing!

The season came to life last night with the preliminary round of the Presidents Cup. Baggies grabbed the headlines by ambushing league champions Thurmaston 1 in their own backyard. With a boing, boing here and a woop, woop there, memories of their clean sweep in 2011 came to life. But weary pundits have not rushed into the market, wary of the league front runners Plough Inn 2 and Leicester Wanderers lying in wait with Cup holders Keyham 1, who did just enough at the Axe

Raining cats

New boys Kings Arms 3 made light work of Thurmaston 3 while third tier Beacon 1 were true to their league form, blowing Division 2's Nags Head Lions clean out of the water ... literally. On a bad night for cats, Blaby Tigers failed to roar against a lively Glenhills 1 and the Rutland Panthers only just squeaked through at Coleorton, courtesy of some novice pointing to savour. The Division 4 hopefuls from Asfordby had their chips in a reality check at the Malt Shovel and Queniborough Spartans get a chance to bring the new campaign to life with a fortuitous walkover

Road to nowhere?

The draw for the first round 'proper' keeps most of the Division 1 teams apart but no-one will envy the Roadies' task at South Luffenham in the stand-out fixture

Friday, 27 March 2015

CANCELLED: LPA Mêlée (Sun 29 Mar)

With no advance entries and some doubt over the venue, we are reluctantly cancelling this event

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Summer's on its way

The Fixtures for the 2015 season are now on the Summer League website
The Presidents CUP page on this site is showing the draw for the Preliminary Round
So it's time to organise your practice sessions and friendly matches
Check out the Calendar for events that will help you get in the groove

Monday, 12 January 2015

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L'Esprit de Charlie Winter Pairs Result (dimanche, le 11 janvier)

In the gathering gloom of an already gloomy day, the Winters (sic!) grabbed the best of the Sunday lunch leftovers ... but it was Mick and Sophie who snatched victory. And if you thought the way to playing well was through coaching and practice, you’re wrong - the secret is simply holding a coffee drink carton in your other hand


Team
W
F
A
+/-
1
Mick F, Sophie C
4
52
25
27
2
Sue L, Pat S
4
52
30
22
3
John E, Helen W
3
48
21
27
4
Dave S, Andy I
2
40
37
3
5
Graham S, Lee
2
40
37
3
6
Robin W, Megan W
1
30
42
-12
7
Nigel A
0
21
52
-31
8
Ian W, Rayne D
0
13
52
-39

at Old Black Horse, Houghton