Week 22 Report W/E 1st March


Division 2
Runners up spot was decided on Monday when home team Kingfisher B beat top of the table Hesketh A 15-9. It was all square at 6 games each after the levels with Kingfisher's men and Hesketh's women winning 4. The hosts then won 7 of the next 8 games to win the match with the last 2 sets both split. James De Wolf had a match winning performance only losing 1 game to setting ! Sheena Carberry won all her ladies and split both mixed to win 6 games for the visitors. Despite this loss Hesketh are champions finishing 2 points ahead of Kingfisher.

Wednesday night saw 2 matches which would decide the bottom positions as 3rd from bottom Stanley A on 18 points hosted Pilling B, whilst 2nd from bottom Fleetwood B also on 18 points visited bottom team Lids C. As expected Fleetwood easily secured the 3 points in a 21-3 victory. This left Stanley needing to win by the same score or better. However after conceding 9 games Stanley subsequently lost the match 19-5. These results meant Fleetwood leapfrogged Stanley as they ended the season with 21 points after picking up a fantastic 11 points in their last 5 matches to escape potential relegation. In their win, all Fleetwood's men Ant Cross, Derek Hill and Nick Metcalfe won 8 games whilst all the ladies from Lids won 2 games.

Division 3
Ribby Hall B ended the season in mid table after a close encounter with local rivals Kirkham Charter B. With the match tied at 6-6 Ribby pulled ahead winning 7 of the next 8 for a 13-7 lead. Kirkham continued to fight for every game and won 3 of the last 4 to earn themselves a bonus point. John Wright was POTM for winning 7 games for Ribby and Katie Kinder replied with 5 games for Kirkham.

Top team Warton A easily beat Albany 16-0 with all 4 men Nathan Bunting, Graham Cooper, Jeremy Cara and Jenish Prajapati winning the maximum 8 games.