The Ox-fford ‘C’ are in pole position to win the A League and will do so without question if they beat the Dolphin Dragons tonight. At the other end of the table, the British Flag’s win over the Dolphin last week has lifted them out of the bottom two. Two teams from the Flag, Harrington Academicals and Church House Bollington will finish below the dreaded line after tonight’s games, in which the Flag and the Harrington play each other whilst the Church House host the Dolphin.
In the B League, congratulations to the Knot Know-Alls for ensuring their promotion to the A League next season – their second promotion on the run. They have played all their games now and can’t finish worse than in second place – indeed they could still top the table depending on other results.
Two other teams are contesting the remaining promotion spot: the Waters Green Phoenix will be promoted – and will be B League Champions – if they beat the Nags Head tonight, whilst the Robin Hood (also going for two consecutive promotions) could be promoted if they beat the Plough Taverners and the Phoenix lose – “total points scored” could be crucial. The Nags Head need to beat the Phoenix to give themselves a chance of staying up. Calculators will be out in the B League by the end of the night!
The C League is more of a certainty in that the Lamb Inn and the Wharf are guaranteed promotion; tonight’s games will just settle who wins the title and who is runner-up. The Lamb are 2 points ahead and a win tonight against the Park Timers would guarantee them the title. Should the Lamb lose, the Wharf need to beat the Harrington ‘B’ and it is possible they could then win the title on “total points scored”.
This has been the most closely contested season for a while – and all the more entertaining for it. All that remains after all this will be the Finals Night…
The Weaver, Thornton Square, Macclesfield
Tuesday 16 April 2013
7.30pm onwards for prompt 8pm start
The evening will consist of the Cup Final between the Ox-fford and the Harrington Academicals and then the presentation of all this season's prizes.
If you haven’t done so already, please submit your 20 questions for the Cup and Plate Finals in a sealed envelope to Waters Green Tavern by close of play tomorrow. Also available on the Finals Night will be the season's last News & Views, which will give all the tables and statistics for the entire season. Please support the last “Do” of the season and come and collect your final News & Views - you may even find you have won something!