The one remaining relegation place in Division One of the Leicester and District League remains on a knife edge. With Syston Casuals already down three more remain vulnerable: Abbots Road, Desford Village and Unicorn II.
Bateman is also instrumental in setting up a daytime 2x2 challenge. This is two players playing another two in four singles and a doubles with the emphasis very much on social rather than competitive, apart from an obvious element with the match itself.
A few matches were called off because of the weather this week although it was not as bad as initially anticipated, but it was a result at the back end of the week before catching the eye when Regent Sports entertained Division Two runaway leaders, Holwell Sports, the latter winning 7-3.
After all the cup exploits it was back to play in the Leicester and District League where there has been some interesting catching up in Division One, both at the top and the bottom of the chart.
Smith needed all her skill to beat Martin Taylor 21-9 leaving KP’s Rayan Kotecha requiring to beat the wily Chris Weston 21-8. The latter scored 10 to give The Drifters victory by two points at 335-333.
Meanwhile Arnesby just about keep in touch near the top with a 6-4 success against Desford Village, this time Rhys Emery spearheading and unbeaten, Dave Wagstaff two and Bruce Johnson one....
Meanwhile moving up to Division One we find two “in house” matches, first teams against second teams from the same club, the firsts winning 7-3 in each case.
Syston Casuals look doomed having been cast adrift at the very bottom but Abbots Road are next, even after winning what might be a crucial encounter against Thringstone.
Only one of the ten sets needed a fourth game but it was good to see the doubles played, something that is going out of fashion in the top two divisions these days.
It was something of a slow re-start for the second half of the season in some divisions of the Leicester and District League but both Knighton Park teams in Division One were soon in the thick of things.