SBL Round 8 Report

The Senior Premier Division of the British League moved into the second half of its season this weekend and Drumchapel and Ormesby continued their dominance.

It was another clean sweep for Drumchapel this weekend when they played Fusion at home and won 8-0.

He Zhi Wen won both his games against Moammed Emran Hussain and Adeoye Adewale in straight sets continuing his unbeaten run in this season of the British League.

Hang Yen Che played his first match for Drumchapel this weekend against James Smith and won 3-1 [11-8, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5]. The club are looking in good stead ahead of the next round where they will meet Ormesby for the second time this season.

Fusion were off on the back foot from the offset in their match against Drumchapel as they were down to just three players. This meant the club had to forfeit a point which went to their opponent’s newest training partner Hang Yeh Che.

Fusion are still positioned in the middle of the table with 7 points but after Cardiff City’s win this weekend they are only just in front.

Cardiff City took on North Ayrshire this weekend clinching the victory with a 5-3 ending score and this now pushes the club up to 6 points and only one point behind Fusion.

There were a number of close 5 set games that Cardiff City took advantage of. Dean Cundy took home man of the match after producing some spectacular performances and securing the two league points after beating Richard Main 11-9 in the fifth set.

The club are in a strong position to challenge BATTS for the number three spot on the table.   

North Ayrshire’s 5-3 defeat this weekend was done so on the narrowest of margins after the club lost three out of the four matches that went right down to the fifth set.

Christopher Main put in a stand out performance for the club winning both his games against Pouyan Javanmar in straight sets and Daniel O’Connell in a tense 5 set battle taking the last set 11-5.

North Ayrshire will have been disappointed not to have picked up a point as they now fall 2 points behind Cardiff City.

BATTS were hit with their second defeat of the season this weekend when they lost to the leagues current number two Ormesby in front of a large home crowd.

The club lost 7-1 with Helshan Weerasinghe taking that one winning game when playing Filip Szymanski [8-11, 11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7].

Helshans other game was against with Viktor Brodd which he narrowly lost [8-11, 6-11, 11-7, 9-11] but still took home man of the match.

Ormesby continued their quest to chase down Drumchapel and picked up another two points this weekend after winning 7-1. Darius Knight sailed through both his matches against Peter Cleminson and Adam Nutland winning both in straight sets.

The club remain one point behind Drumchapel ahead of their second match against each other in next round. 



Catch up on the live coverage of the 8th round of the SBL below:


Drumchapel v Fusion


BATTS v Ormesby


North Ayrshire v Cardiff City

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