Holwell Sports have a whole new team in Division One of the Leicester and District League with three players moving over from the Nottingham League to join James Morley. It was Morley’s turn to sit out as reigning champions, Unicorn, began their attempt at retention at Holwell.
A good start for Vishaal Sharda for Knighton Park III, undefeated in a 7-3 win over Blaby & Whetstone with 13-year-old Oscar Bentley, up from three with Sharda, gaining two along with Patrick Cox. One each and the doubles for Blaby’s Nick Raynor and Phill Hinson.
The summer competition organized by the Leicester and District League for the Elbow Tankard has been running for over 50 years and still provides some cracking battles based as it is on the local grading system with players handicapped accordingly.
The two semi finals in the Leicester and District League’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard were won in contrasting styles with one a relatively easy success while the other could not have been much closer.
All matches in the Leicester and District’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard have been completed, except one in Group C and it looks as though this will not be played as no date has been offered. Luckily the result would not have made any difference to the outcome.
The first team to top one of the groups in the Leicester and District League’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard came by way of a comedy of errors default in Group A when Jurassic Park could not get into their premises to entertain Abbots All Stars.
This Fleckney team were unlucky in having to play the Abbots’ team twice in two weeks, losing also 17-3 when Hancock this time won six, Bradley Lapworth four and Eiz Eddin Al Katrib four from four.
World Cup football caused a little trouble with matches last week, although four were played in the end with Jurassic Park overcoming Fleckney Flyers 16-4 to maintain an interest in topping Group A having won three from four so far and others in the group behind in matches.
Geoff Hancock was in impressive form leading from the front with all six while Vishal Parmar notched five. Eddie Kwok was Jurassic’s most successful player with 3 from 6. It was a clash of hitherto undefeated teams.
Oscar Bentley supported with three while Patrick Cox secured two from four as well as three in the doubles. For the Wizards Ben Cooke and Himansu Mishra both won three from six.