Congratulations to UVC Blues and Britannia who won the Cup and Plate Finals respectively at the Delph Tavern last night. In the Cup Final, UVC Blues overcame a 7 point handicap deficit to beat the Delph 59-55. In the Plate Final, Britannia, who had a 9 point handicap advantage over Merrymen, held on to win 70-63. Thank you to all that attended.
The cup competition finals will be played this Tuesday (September 10th) at the usual venue, The Delph Tavern.
The Plate final between Merrymen and Britannia will start at 8.30pm sharp followed by the Cup final between the Delph and UVC Blues, after
which refreshments will be served. Please come along to what should be an enjoyable evening.
The table below shows the handicaps to be used for the upcoming cup competition. They are based on the 18 games of the league season.
On Sunday the draw was made for the Cup and Plate competitions to be played from 13th August until the final on 10th September.
The games will be played as a handicap competition. The draw is as follows:-
13th August. Preliminary round
Match 1 Millstone (0) 48 v 55 Delph (13)
Match 2 Robin Hood (5) 52 v 59 Bryn PLC (28)
20th August Round 1
Match 3 Talbot Colts (6) 50 v 53 Delph (13)
Match 4 Masons (15) 69 v 52 Bryn PLC (28)
Match 5 Merrymen (19) 54 v 61 Bryn Labour (20)
Match 6 Britannia (28) 60 v 65 UVC Blues (6)
27th August Plate Round 1
Match 10 Millstone (0) 47 v 53 Merrymen (19)
Match 11 Robin Hood (5) 56 v 62 Britannia (28)
3rd September Cup and Plate semi- finals
Match 7 Delph (13) 58 v 53 Bryn Labour Club (20) Match 12 Merrymen (19) 59 v 54 Bryn PLC (28)
Match 8 Masons (15) 45 v 51 UVC Blues (6) Match 13 Britannia (28) 57 v 52 Talbot Colts (6)
10th September Cup and Plate Finals
Cup final Plate final
Delph (13) v UVC Blues (6) Merrymen (19) v Britannia (28)
New handicaps for the second half of the season (based on first half performances) can now be seen on the results page and will apply for the last nine league matches.
After amendments agreed at a league meeting on 31 March 2019, an up to date version of the league's constitution and rules is now available at Downloads page
The 2019 fixtures have now been added to the fixtures calendar, with the first match taking place on 2nd April 2019.
Paul's funeral will take place at Howe Bridge Crematorium, Lovers' Lane, Atherton M46 0PZ at 12:15pm on Tuesday 26th February 2019 and afterwards at the Culcheth Arms, 1 Church Lane, Culcheth WA3 5DL.
We are sad to have to report the death of Paul Swindlehurst of Bryn PLC. As many of you will have known, he had been poorly for several months following a serious stroke.
I will post details of the funeral arrangements as soon as I have them.