Championship in balance
PUBLISHED: 10:29 23 August 2007 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2010
Men s League NEWMARKET are still the front runners, entering what should be the last week of the programme, but some clubs have to rearrange matches that have been rained off. The championship could be decided by their game with second-place Soham A, but
NEWMARKET are still the front runners, entering what should be the last week of the programme, but some clubs have to rearrange matches that have been rained off.
The championship could be decided by their game with second-place Soham A, but Fordham and Littleport can pinch the title. Winner of the singles for the past two years, Dennis Lewis, of City of Ely, went out in the semi-final to Mick Daniels, of Ely Beet, who will meet Littleport's Keith Jackson, winner against Tony Taylor, of Newmarket.
ISLEHAM remain top, despite only earning half-a-point from their one-shot defeat by Littleport, but they went on to beat nearest rivals Fordham.
With two matches left they need to win both to be certain and they will recall being in this position last year, only to be passed by City of Ely. Littleport could do it this time with four to play.
Afternoon League Division One
AFTER beating Newmarket A, Soham lost at Littleport A but retain their six-point lead over Littleport B, who went down to City of Ely.
City's run continued with maximum points from their two away matches, taking them to third place. Hiam's stay in the first division ended when two 6-0 defeats condemned them to relegation.
Afternoon League Division Two
FORDHAM B's highest score of the season, 84-30 against Ely Beet, has ensured their return to the top division they left last year.
Sutton and Fordham A are favourites to join them, but Newmarket B and Isleham both have five to play and are capable of promotion if they drop no more points and others falter.