Who dares wins By Roger Bannister Sheffield Publicity
With only a few weeks of the season left, it is down to three teams in the Top Division , who can all win the league’s top title. With Crookes A having played more matches than Stocksbridge A and Crookes B. It is upto Stocksbridge A and Crookes B to win all their matches in hand and hope that Crookes A have a few off days.
Stocksbridge A have to play both of the Crookes sides, but the key match will be when they play Crookes A at home, whoever wins this match will then be in the driving seat, all things being equal!
Crookes A with a measured offense, beat Abbeydale B 7 3 to keep their title hopes alight! Abbeydale A used their venue to good avail, beating Swallownest Miners Welfare A 8 2. Crookes B muggled their way to a 6 4 win against Abbeydale A. Vulcan A played host to Stocksbridge A, Stocksbridge A were in form and in a rather one sided match ran out 10 nil winners! To quote Sherlock Holmes, the game is afoot!
Roy Bowes was back to form when he won 3 against Swallownest B. Vulcan C 7 Swallownest Miners Welfare B 3! Vulcan C in current form are looking favourites to go up in one of the two places. Albert Premier A struggling near the bottom of Division 2 played Abbeydale C away; but with three from Tim Wright it was Abbeydale C’s night 7 3. Clifton A played Crookes D , it was a 7 3 result as Zolton Kulic and Victor Varnia both winning 3 and combining to win the doubles! Another three from Ziggy Mohammed meant that Abbeydale D beat Vulcan D 6 4.
In 3 it was another 2 loses for Abbeydale H against first Vulcan F 2 8 then Rotherham Scorpions B 2 8 the following week. With a good all round team performance on an away trip to Shiregreen B, Hallam Grange A came away with both points 4 6. Crookes E lost to Abbeydale E, 3 7 with Andy Burton turning on the style to win 3
Vulcan G played Wadsley Bridge A, apart from the first set , it was Vulcan G’s day 9 1, with John Bradshaw and Lewis Fox both winning 3! Crookes G played Hallam Grange B with a 2 8 result and three from Jim Fergusson. A Happy Hallam B went home! Hallam Grange C too left happy after a 6 4 result when playing Cricketers, which will be a surprise result for other teams in Division 4! Wadsley Bridge A gained a valuable point when playing against Crookes G, Mark Raby showing the Way by winning his three! At a local derby with Hallam Grange D and Hallam Grange C, it was John Daniels who made the difference for Hallam Grange C, winning 3 and making the result a 3 7 win! Clifton B played Vulcan G, with 3 from Jimmy Pugh it was a 6 4 win for Clifton B. Abbeydale J played High Green A with Mick Large winning his three it was a 4 6 result!
Onto 5 and Wadsley Bridge C played Vulcan J and with Jordan Taylor and Owen Bradshaw winning 3, it was a 2 8 result! Dronfield are back to winning ways, as Mick ward won three and made the result 8 2 against Crookes J! With a good team performance Shiregreen C beat an understaffed HSBC 6 4, Wadsley Bridge B beat Albert Premier B 7 3 thanks to a Pete Muscroft triple! High Green B played table toppers Telecom A but despite stiff opposition, Telecom won 7 3. Crookes J played Vulcan H, with a Glyn Ward triple it was a 2 8 result!
Abbeydale L had back to back wins, the first an 8 2 win at Vulcan K and the second one a 7 3 at home to the lowly Tapton A. Telecom B, Adrian Potts, Ian Gardiner and Alan Garnett all won 3 each when Vulcan K came to play winning 10 0. Wadsley Bridge D got a well earnt point against Albert Premier C. It appears that Wadsley Bridge D are well on their way to winning Division 6!