Could I draw your attention to the excellent Phil Reid Memorial Trophy write up by Andy Wright for which a link is on the front page of Top Spin.
This season must be seeing one of the strongest top spheres in the Leicester and District League for many a long year, despite the league losing Ajax Wolvey just before the season began due to one of their top players losing his life in a motor accident.
One of the closest matches so far in the Leicester and District League’s various graded knock out competitions came in the Saracen Cup for those graded below 170 – roughly under 50% in Division Two – when Knighton Park beat Abbots Road 5-4.
Fleckney lost 7-3 to Electricity IV in a rearranged match but had Jason Prescott back again against Knighton Park V, winning three as did James Robertson, Robert Palmer chipping in with one, their team still interested in the runners-up spot along with Electricity’s fifth team.
The young team of Knighton Park III scored critical victories in Division Two of the Leicester and District League when they beat both their nearest two rivals 6-4, those two for the time being now battling out second place.
There were two extremely useful individual performances in Division Two, both of which went a long way to propelling their teams to 6-4 successes, one coming from Dan Andrews for Winstanley Wizards in a humdinger of a match against Arnesby.
In Division Three with most of their players hopping between this division and the top sphere Holwell Sports II beat Electricity IV 9-1 to maintain top position. Mike James and Martin Brunning both won three, Dave Roche two.
Their latest success came at the expense of Goons when Dave Roche and Mike James emerged undefeated while Graham Cutler, John Jacques and Gary Pitts all won one for Goons. Holwell have now opened up something of a gap anyway as the challenging teams struggled.
With this week officially set aside for cup ties it gives us a chance to catch up a little with outstanding Leicester and District League matches, particularly in Division One which is beginning to have a bit of a déjà vu look about it.
White recognises a decent player when he sees one and immediately signed Kasprzyr up for one of the Electricity league teams in the Leicester and District League and he made his debut in Division Three this season, and what a debut.