With only 3 matches played, it will be a few weeks before prospective winning and losing will emerge in any of the Divisions, as well as those players topping the averages. The focus will in the next couple of weeks will be on the first rounds of the Sentinel Cup and Bradwell Handicaps and Norton B will again be hoping to retain the Sentinel Cup, after defeating their own A team 2 years in a row. The Kidsgrove A and B teams will meet on Monday 23rd October with Penkhull B facing Bradwell B and MESC A at home to Penkhull A on Tuesday 24th October. The MESC A team and Penkhull A teams met recently in the league and it was a 5-5 draw, so both will be hoping to change the result. The Bradwell Handicap will also take place in the same week, with some teams having to play twice.
In the League’s Premier Division both the Norton A & B teams seem to get all the headlines, but they are the only two teams unbeaten in the Premier Division. Mark Turner has returned to the Penkhull A team and they are currently 3rd, sharing this with MESC A. Kidsgrove A come next, with Bradwell A surprisingly this low down, even though they were beaten 7-3 by Crewe Post Office. Kidsgrove B, Penkhull B and Bradwell B are all pointless down at the bottom and are only separated by sets averages.
MESC B are the only unbeaten team in Division 1 with Bradwell E in 2nd spot, closely followed by Norton F and Penkhull C. Bradwell C and Kidsgrove D are holding up the others in this Division.
MESC D and Norton are both unbeaten in Division 2 with the Norton H & J teams just behind.