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Friday, 7 April 2017

As we close 2016/17...

Many thanks as always to all who attended the Finals Night on Tuesday. There was an excellent turn-out and I hope all concerned enjoyed themselves.

Attached below are the entire final scores etc given out on the night, plus a few photos of all concerned.

Cup Final

The Cup Final was a very closely fought and entertaining contest with the Ox-fford ‘C managing to just pull clear in the last two rounds to edge out the Royal Oak with the final score being 103 – 95.

Many thanks also to our QM and scorer for the night, Alan Hodgson and Derek Owen respectively, both from the Dolphin, of course.

A League

The Ox-fford ‘C’ win the title for the fifth time since their first ever win in 2009/10 and they have been almost untouchable this year, a fantastic effort. Take a bow the Dolphin Dragons, the only team to beat them this season!

Alice Walker wins the A League Individual title for the first time and becomes the first woman to do so. The A League Individual title has only ever been won by 6 people in total in over 30 years, with Alan Hodgson being far and away the record holder as a 12 time winner, so well done indeed to Alice.

Just to underline her achievement, Alice also set a record score this year for a best ever 12 game total, so definitely a win in some style!

B League

The British Flag win the B League title for the fifth time in total and celebrate their first win since 2011/12. The Waters Green Rams finished runners-up and both teams return to the A League next season.

Matt Rogers – B League Individual Champion

In normal circumstances, Dave Partington from the Harrington Academicals would have won the B League Individual title this year on a purely arithmetical basis, but for the second year in succession, the League has sadly had to come to terms with the loss of a good friend and colleague.

Matt Rogers of the Waters Green Lemmings was top of the B League Individual table at his untimely death in February and following conversations with the rest of the Committee – and especially with the magnanimous Dave Partington and everyone else at the top of the table – we decided to give the title and shield this year to Matt, who we all agreed on the night fully deserved it.

The B League Individual Trophy and silver salver were collected by Sunil Peck and he and Nick will ensure that Matt’s family receive them in this one-off set of circumstances.

We all wish Matt’s wife Laura and their two boys nothing but good fortune from now on and hopefully they will find at least a little comfort in time to come from this small gesture on our part.

C League

The Plough Horntails win their first ever C League title – at least in their present form. They could have won something as the George & Dragon back in the day, but my memory is not what it was!

The Harrington ‘B’ are runners-up and promoted for the first ever time in their history! Well done indeed to all concerned and the B League will see a Harrington Derby next season!

Malcolm Asquith won the C League Individual title, his first since he won the B League equivalent in 2007/08. It bodes well for next year!

And Now…

I’ll try and get the date sorted for the AGM / Plate Final and some dates fixed for next season as soon as possible, thus I’ll be in touch ASAP.

Be seeing you…


Finals Night Photos - 04/04/2017

Cup Finalists - Ox-fford 'C'
British Flag...

Ploughs Various...

Cup Finalists - Royal Oak
There Be Dragons!
Assorted Harringtonians...
Nags Heads...
Cup Final Officials - Derek and Alan
Cup Runners-Up - Royal Oak!

Cup Winners - Ox-fford 'C'!
Cars and Vans 4U Ltd Question Setters Trophy Winners - Ox-fford!
C League 3rd Place Individual - John Poyser!
C League Runners-Up - and promoted - Harrington 'B'!
C League Champions - Plough Horntails!
B League 2nd Place Individual - Keith Pointon!
B League 1st Place Individual - Dave Partington!
B League Individual CHAMPION - Matt Rogers
B League Runners-Up - Waters Green Rams!
B League Champions - British Flag!
A League Individual 2nd Place - the Main Man, Alan Hodgson!
A League Individual Champion - the record-breaking Alice Walker!
A League Runners-Up - Dolphin!
A League Champions - indeed winners of just about everything - Ox-fford 'C'!