2016-17 Week 6 Round Up by David Sillifant

The opening stages of the Knockout Cup and Handicap took place last week with a number of surprising results taking place.

In the Division One and Division Two Knockout Cups, all matches were doubles affairs.

At Helland, North Hill A, led by the team of Phil Greenwood and Shirley Luckhurst, who won 3/3 together, proved to strong for the home side’s A team who will now look back to securing the Division?One title.

In the Division Two Knockout Cup, it was a good week for Budehaven as both the B and C team won at Crackington and Launceston respectively.

The B team edged out Crackington 5-3 at the Crackington Institute with brothers Anthony and Andrew Ward winning all three of their games together, while the C team won 5-0 at Launceston.

In the Division Three Knockout Cup, due to it being two players per side, the format was the same as a league match.

Bridgerule A eased to a 3-0 win over their B team while North Hill C did likewise over their D?team.

Budehaven D won 3-1 at Bridgerule C with a special mention going to Budehaven’s Ezra Jukes who won his first match of the season.

In the Handicap Cup, Division Three side Helland C won 6-3 at Division One strugglers Crackington A.

Crackington were missing their best player, Frank Barnes, and couldn’t find a replacement, therefore going 3-0 down before the match had started.

Once the handicap rules had been applied both Crackington players started at least 10-0 down in a race to 21.

Despite winning three games, the visitors managed to pinch the other three to go through to the next round.

This week sees the penultimate round of league fixtures before the Christmas break with league leaders Blisland heading to champions Budehaven A in Division One while Budehaven B and C will square off in the second tier, looking to keep the pressure on top-of-the-table Helland B.

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