It’s out with the old and in with the new at Ball Green. The Ball Green Club are the old Norton and the A and B team players, after long years of rivalry have now changed places, so the A is now the B and the B the new A.
After just 3 weeks of matches, it was the Ball Green B team who came under fire when they faced Bradwell A, who, with the return of Paul Myatt, held the visitors to a draw, something unusual for Ball Green’s team of Dave Savage, Brian Johns and Mark Evans. Bradwell’s Paul Myatt took 2 of the games against Dave Savage and Mark Evans, with Tony Jeynes also beating Dave Savage and Brian Johns and Gareth Dunn gaining victory over Mark Evans to make it a 5 all draw.
Whilst it’s far too soon to be looking at team and individual performances and averages, the Penkhull B & C teams in Division 1 are the only ones still unbeaten. The Penkhull B team, who asked to drop down from the Premier due to loss of some players, currently top the division, but the Penkhull C team, who struggled last season have had two good wins, including a 10-0 win over Bradwell E’s team and are looking good.
With a Ball Green having to withdraw a team from Division 2, it only leaves 10 teams in this division, so it will be a few weeks before favourites become know, although the MESC D team of Joe Elliot, Margaret Riley and Elliot Evans and the Ball Green K squad of Steve Stirland, Roy Barber, Ken Humphries and the ever improving Dan Brownsword look to be strong sides and are both unbeaten.