All matches in the Leicester and District’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard have been completed, except one in Group C and it looks as though this will not be played as no date has been offered. Luckily the result would not have made any difference to the outcome.
The first team to top one of the groups in the Leicester and District League’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard came by way of a comedy of errors default in Group A when Jurassic Park could not get into their premises to entertain Abbots All Stars.
This Fleckney team were unlucky in having to play the Abbots’ team twice in two weeks, losing also 17-3 when Hancock this time won six, Bradley Lapworth four and Eiz Eddin Al Katrib four from four.
World Cup football caused a little trouble with matches last week, although four were played in the end with Jurassic Park overcoming Fleckney Flyers 16-4 to maintain an interest in topping Group A having won three from four so far and others in the group behind in matches.
Geoff Hancock was in impressive form leading from the front with all six while Vishal Parmar notched five. Eddie Kwok was Jurassic’s most successful player with 3 from 6. It was a clash of hitherto undefeated teams.
Oscar Bentley supported with three while Patrick Cox secured two from four as well as three in the doubles. For the Wizards Ben Cooke and Himansu Mishra both won three from six.
The Leicester and District League’s summer competition for the Elbow Tankard, a three-a-side team handicap, attracted twelve teams split into three groups of four playing all-play-all home and away. The three groups winners plus the best loser will progress to the semi finals.
Cooke scored an excellent win over Sharda to make that 12 points before Bentley beat Knight 21-15. Then Patel produced the match winning performance in defeating Kelsey Andrews 21-4 to put his team 12 points to the good.
At 4-4 in this event for those below 115 came the closest of all the nine sets when Uzayr Shaikh defeated Downes 3-2 (11-9, 2-11, 13-11, 12-14, 11-9) and Abbots were home by the narrowest margin.
This means that the top two Syston teams in the top two divisions simply swap places as the second team have gained promotion from two to nullify their first team’s relegation.