Done and dusted, that is the Leicester and District League for this season, the only outstanding matches playing wise are the various cup finals in the week coming up before the Presentation Evening and Annual General Meeting next month as another season is prepared for.
As we neared the end of this Leicester and District League season there was a flurry of matches in Division One including several by the successful defending champions, Unicorn, who did not have things all their own way.
Winstanley Wizards III should finish second after beating Fleckney II 9-1 – no individual details as yet – needing just one point from two remaining matches to make absolutely sure.
The third team vying for the two promotion spots are Desford’s first team who easily overcame Electricity III 9-1 when Malcolm Truman and Jessica Birbeck each won three and Arun Jogi two. The Sparks’ lone voice was that of Russ Pettitt who prevented the full house.
KP are two points ahead but with two matches in hand, although still need to keep winning just to be sure, while it is an all out head to head battle between Desford and Winstanley for that second promotion spot when at the moment even those, so called, consolation points look vital.
This Knighton Park team had previously been beaten 9-1 by a rampant Electricity II who had both Marcin Kasprzyk and Adam Pettitt taking all three while Harry White won two, beaten on this occasion by Richard Hayes who saved the whitewash, the team certainly missing their number one, Smith....
The other match in this division featured bottom team, Great Glen, who improved their situation a little with an excellent 6-4 victory over Electricity III when Alex Mason took all three and Kevn Trueman two, these two winning a tense doubles in five for full points.
On the positive side the finalists are now all known with the major Rose Johnson Cup, the top event and open to everyone, in which the semi finals were a straight Electricity versus Knighton Park, and in both cases first teams in opposition and, therefore, second teams.
The first an unusually hefty victory in this competition for Park and Ride over Fleckney who were making their debut in this. Park and Ride started with a 16 points advantage and added to it with very solid team work to win 321-246.
Syston Casuals is another team up to date and they did well to get close to Unicorn II who won 6-4 when Craig Witheford and Luke Greenfield each won three, although they couldn’t be bothered with the doubles. For Syston John Szostak, Jon Jacom and Jason Woodfield all won one.