In Division Three with most of their players hopping between this division and the top sphere Holwell Sports II beat Electricity IV 9-1 to maintain top position. Mike James and Martin Brunning both won three, Dave Roche two.
Their latest success came at the expense of Goons when Dave Roche and Mike James emerged undefeated while Graham Cutler, John Jacques and Gary Pitts all won one for Goons. Holwell have now opened up something of a gap anyway as the challenging teams struggled.
With this week officially set aside for cup ties it gives us a chance to catch up a little with outstanding Leicester and District League matches, particularly in Division One which is beginning to have a bit of a déjà vu look about it.
White recognises a decent player when he sees one and immediately signed Kasprzyr up for one of the Electricity league teams in the Leicester and District League and he made his debut in Division Three this season, and what a debut.
For Unicorn Luke Greenfield and Craig Witheford both took a couple and John Genovese one as well as the all important doubles for full points.
Desford are still top with Goons II breathing down their necks having demolished Nomads II 10-0 when Steve Harrison, Kevin Edwards and Scott Robinson retained their impressive start, Harrison yet to be beaten at the top of the individual chart.
Although Knighton Park’s first team sit on top of Division One of the Leicester and District League defending champions, Unicorn, will not go away. The Park lost for the first time in three while Unicorn have won two from two.
Holwell Sports have a whole new team in Division One of the Leicester and District League with three players moving over from the Nottingham League to join James Morley. It was Morley’s turn to sit out as reigning champions, Unicorn, began their attempt at retention at Holwell.
A good start for Vishaal Sharda for Knighton Park III, undefeated in a 7-3 win over Blaby & Whetstone with 13-year-old Oscar Bentley, up from three with Sharda, gaining two along with Patrick Cox. One each and the doubles for Blaby’s Nick Raynor and Phill Hinson.
The summer competition organized by the Leicester and District League for the Elbow Tankard has been running for over 50 years and still provides some cracking battles based as it is on the local grading system with players handicapped accordingly.