The eagerly awaited clash between the top two in the Leicester and District League’s Division One resulted in a 6-4 victory for defending champions, Unicorn, who defeated Knighton Park, after not only the expected close score but it was a match full of drama and good sportsmanship.
It was a week when the top two teams played against their own second strings, both resulting 8-2 for the stronger sides.
Lancaster’s maximum, alongside one from Ian Brown, while Steve Silk notched two, overwhelmed Thringstone for whom Newman won the one to prevent a full house.
Only one result through from Division One of the Leicester and District League this week so far but it was quite a match with the final result a fitting 5-5 draw.
Almost a full house of results in Division One of the Leicester and District League in the first week of the new season, when only Unicorn’s second team needed to postpone. A good opening week for the top three who are likely to be thrashing out the title.
Electricity are another team who hover on the fringes near the top and are always capable of springing some surprises with David Grundy, Mat Hobday and Andy Lebutt on call.
Not for the first time a team from Abbots Road contested the final of the Leicester and District’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard against one from Knighton Park when the latter, by way of No Parking, sported a decisive 15-5 score line against Abbots All Stars.
The Elbow Tankard semi final stage threw up one remarkable result when No Parking defeated Electric City 20-0, giving away points in every game, ranging from 4 up to 12. Results:
No Parking 20-0 Electric City.Casualties 7-13 Abbots All Stars.