Some very close and high scoring games this week and we look set for an exciting conclusion to the season over the next few weeks.
In the A League, the Ox-fford 'C' won the local derby by beating the Ox-fford 177 - 164. Haydn Thompson continues his 'on fire' season with another 48, whilst all the Ox-fford 'C' were in fine form - Alice Walker with 42, Caroline Massey with 33 and Tim Massey with a season's best 30. Any team from the top 4 can win the A League, but the Ox-fford 'C' are in pole position as it stands.
The Dolphin derby went the Dolphin's way as they beat the Dolphin Dragons 174 - 130, Peter McBride and Alan Hodgson registering season's pbs of 48 and 42 respectively.
The final A League fixture saw the Harrington Academicals beat the Castle 161 - 132. Accies top scorer Dave Partington found the questions very much to his liking with a 'pb' 45, as did John Knight for the Castle with 36.
Not much separates several teams at the top of the B League either, the Knot Inn are still on top spot but are being ruthlessly pursued by the Church House Bollington, who just beat the Knot this week by 1 point, 127 - 126. Ed Baron scored a B League best of the week pb with 42 whilst Rick Davis stayed at the top of the B League Individual standings with 33. Art Higham's 30 was the Knot's best on the night.
The Plough derby saw the Taverners just beat the Horntails by 5 points, 137 - 132. Phil Davies (36) and David Williams (27) did the deed for the Taverners, whilst Julian Amey (30) and Dave McGuinness (30) kept the Horntail wagging. Welcome back to the League Julian, by the way, after a lengthy absence!
The Waters Green Phoenix are third after a 136 - 124 win over old rivals the British Flag, Wendy Brown and Jon Thompson scoring 27 apiece for the WGP.
Finally, the New Castle are the League's "draw specialists" after their second drawn game of the season in sharing a 121 - 121 game with the Albion. Very good scoring all round, Graham Wallace and John Hargreaves top scored with 30 for each team, whilst Heather Wallace had a pb 27 for the New Castle.
To the C League now, and the Cock Inn stay top after a 137 - 111 win over the Harrington 'B'. Peter Bullivant scored a pb 36 for the Cock.
The Lamb Inn benefited from Chris Butler's season best (and top C League individual score of the week) 39 as they beat the Royal Oak 153 - 95 to stay in second place.
Keith Pointon top scored with 36 as the Waters Green Rams beat the Chester Road Tavern 138 - 104, Tony of the Moores clan top scoring with 30 for the CRT.
Finally, the Baths Speedos are picking up the pace as a very good all round performance saw then beat the Sutton Church House 135 - 90. Andy Bailey (33), Dave Cooper (30) and Warren Jones (a pb 21) were all in a 'go faster' mood for the Speedos on the night.