Two weeks into the new season and the likely top contenders for each division are starting to prove themselves. In the Premier Division Springwell A and St Chads each had 7-3 away victories against NECA ‘A’ and Unionist taking them to first and second places in their table.
North Fire and Cramlington Tigers each have 15 points and are at the top of Division 1 thanks to their victories over Old England Jacks (7-3) and Seaburn Dene(8-2). Barry Hill won his 3 matches for North Fire and Lee Eadington and Peter Smallcombe each won 3 fror Tigers.
With 17 points the Sacriston Aces team top Division 2 closely followed by Newton B on 16 points. Duncan Frazer, Max Duffin and Jon Mawson scored a 10 – 0 home victory over Cramlington Cobras whilst Newton B gained 6 points in their home game against Birtley, player of the match being Newton’s Rob Lawson.
Brandon Anacondas, with 16 points, are 4 ahead of Ouston B in the third division top places. The week saw Anacondas come away from Cramlington taking 6 points from Spartans and Aces taking 6 points in their home match against Whitley Chapel.
Newton C and Brandon Brave Hearts are currently occupying the first 2 places in the division with 16 and 11 points. Despite having played only one match Ouston C are in third position with 10 points and could be the ones to watch in future weeks.
The Team handicap cup starts in week commencing 26 October. The draw for round one is: Brandon Brave Hearts v Seaburn Dene; Springwell B v Saints; Riding Mill A v Springwell A; Cramlington Jaguars v Newton A; Cramlington Dragons v YMCA North Tyneside B; St Chads v Old England Crocks; Matfen A v Cram Knights; Newton C v Byker A; Old England Jacks v YMCA North Tyeside A; Byker B v Sacriston Aces; Ouston B v Cramlington Magpies; NECA A v Birtley.
All other entered teams have a bye into the second round in week commencing 30 November.