Of the 11 games this week, 7 were won by teams who went first in the Specialist Round, with the remaining 4 won by teams going the other way around.
The Ox-fford 'C' are off to a flyer in the A League and just beat the previously undefeated Principals last Tuesday in a very closely fought contest. The Dolphin racked up a mightily impressive 190 points - which must be close to a record, I must try and find out - with Alan Hodgson and Peter McBride both chipping in with 45 each and Alan Rudden and Derek Owen scoring an excellent 30 and 27 respectively. The Dolphin Dragons scored their first win of the campaign by beating the Castle with a similar good all-round scoring effort, Liz Horrocks and Dave Turner joint top scoring with 33 each.
The B League looks like providing an excellent contest this year with the early pace being set by the British Flag, Waters Green Wonderers and Harrington Academicals who all remain unbeaten, the Flag being top by dint of having played 1 game more so far. All the other teams in the League are currently taking points off each other and it really looks like (cliche alert here) that any team can beat any other team on any given day. Special mention this week to Phil Davies from the Plough Taverners for an excellent individual 42.
The Knot Inn continue with their very impressive start to life in this lark and top the C League on "points scored", having accumulated 7 points more than the Sutton Church House who lost by just 3 points in the closest game of the week against the Albion. The Puss Artists and Albion are looming in the Knot's rear view mirror though with both those teams still unbeaten.
Knot Inn Captain Brian Bogie top scored in the C League this week with another 42.