Refreshed after the two week break, players should now be ready to take up the battle for top team honours and individual performances in the fight for the top average positions.
With the Ball Green A and B teams dominating the Premier Division, it will be down to the last match of the season to find out the eventual title holder and runner-up. Top of the averages, based on at least 40% of the matches played is Chris Bailey, with 97.5%, closely followed by Ball Green A’s teammate Paul Malkin with 94.29% and Dave Savage from the Ball Green B team comes up next with 90.48%. After the top 6, all Ball Green players, comes Yao Li from Penkhull and making up the top 10 are Paul Myatt from Bradwell A, Dave Mottershead from Penkhull A and Gareth Dunn again from Bradwell A.
Penkhull players hold the top 3 positions in the averages in Division with Robert Majkut from the C team heading the others with 97.30%, but then Mircea Ionel and Robert Rhodes follow him, both from the B team with over 90%, but Neil Colville from Bradwell F sneaks into the 4th place with a round 90%. Penkhull B top this Division and are now 4 points clear of the rest, with Ball Green E in second spot and Penkhull C third, but two points behind.
MESC D are clear leaders in Division 2 and their players, Joe Allen, Margaret Riley and Elliot Evans all feature in the top 10 of the averages, but top position is held by 21 year old Stefan Derricutt from Kidsgrove D with 90.48% and another Kidsgrove player, Lucas Clarke, still only 14, but from the F team, comes in next followed by Joe Allen and Margaret Riley from MESC D. The Kidsgrove F team are now 4 points clear of the rest in second place, but next Tuesday they take on their own D team at their Crewe venue, so will Stefan and Lucas fight it out for top spot – watch this space!