Well here we are Midsummer, a third of our way through our season and savouring al last some warm evenings and some high scoring across all sections. Clearly some of us like warm, dry Wednesday evenings because double figure scores were recorded by 17 players last week and that included players in almost every section.
Pride of place though for last week must go to two players from the Red Lion Drayton. Jason Black playing for the C side hit a remarkable 15 dolls equalling I think the highest individual score anywhere in the league so far his season. Not to be outdone Caroline Baker playing for the Red Lion B included a very memorable 6 in her sides game against Sutton Courtenay FC. Is there something in the beer there? Caroline was ably supported by teammate Tim Wilde who contributed 11 dolls for the Red Lion.
Elsewhere 6’s were scored by Phil Adams and Scott Humphries with Phil scoring a total of 13 dolls and Scott 12 against Steventon Sports A and Croft Nomads in games that ended 6-0 and 3-3 respectively.
The 8’s draw has been made and 2 preliminary ties are due to be played in the next few days and results will be posted on the website when received, the second round (quarter finals) will be played next month. The full draw will be on the website in the next day or so.
Competition entry forms for 2022 will also be on the website shortly and the entry date has been extended until July 10th with all Competitions (other than the 8’s scheduled to take place on Sunday August 21st.
We know there are mixed feelings about playing on a Sunday, but equally there has always been mixed feelings and responses to holding Competitions on Thursday’s meaning players playing potentially 2 nights a week for 6 successive weeks. We are trying to do differently this year and reducing the number of venues and hopefully the disappointing number of “no shows” that we were experiencing when playing all Competitions on Thursday’s. I guess the old adage if you don’t try you don’t know!
Good luck to everyone team and individually tomorrow and whatever the team result or your individual performance, just enjoy the fact that there will be over 350 of us out there playing and doing our best tomorrow on what promises to be a warm Summer evening!
What could be better?