The Leicester & District League’s cup competitors finals threw up some thrilling matches with two of them needing all 9 units, whereas no-one was swamped as fairly often occurs.
The most fun was Knighton Park’s 5-Four victory over Electricity within the Saracen Cup for gamers graded under 170.
KP’s Rod Pickering misplaced the primary two video games simply in opposition to Sheriff Makhani however then fought again to take the following three 12-10, 15-13, 12-10. Shirley Pickering adopted with a five-game success in opposition to Andy Wright to place her workforce 2-Zero to the great, earlier than the Sparks’ Andy Searle entered the fray to defeat Prajesh Patel in one more set of 5 video games.
Wright beat Rod Pickering to make it 2-2 and it was Three-Three and Four-Four as Searle saved repairing the injury to nullify KP’s successes. At 4 apiece Shirley Pickering confronted Makhani, profitable the primary two comfortably after which getting residence 14-12 within the third for a Park 5-Four success. Searle gained three, however in useless.
It was 5-Four additionally within the Lillian Williamson Trophy, this time Knighton Park on the receiving finish regardless of a preventing most from Paul Ducksbury, one other in useless, Alec Downes backing him with one. Abbots Road had been simply that bit deeper in depth with Dave Rana and Abdul Shaikh profitable two every and Uzayr Shaikh one.
At Four-Four on this occasion for these under 115 got here the closest of all of the 9 units when Uzayr Shaikh defeated Downes Three-2 (11-9, 2-11, 13-11, 12-14, 11-9) and Abbots had been residence by the narrowest margin.
At the opposite finish of the size it was as soon as once more a Knighton Park versus Electricity tussle for the Rose Johnson Cup, the foremost occasion open to all gamers no matter grading.
Chris Rogers was the star for the Park in gaining all three, though Reza Kiani gained each his that he performed, with the match ending at 5-2 to KP. For the Sparks, David Grundy and Andy LeButt every managed to beat Karen Smith, the latter after dropping the primary two video games.
In the opposite two competitions Syston Casuals tasted success twice, beating Knighton Park 5-2 within the Corrall Cup (these under 210) and 5-Three in opposition to Goons within the Frith Trophy for these under a grading of 140.
Scott Robinson fought a lone battle for Goons within the Frith, profitable all three for one more in-vain most, whereas Syston relied in workforce depth from Scott Morris two, Ajay Lad two and Terry Hall one.
John Szostak and Chandresh Sodha had been each in glowing kind within the Corrall after they each emerged undefeated for Syston, Szostak taking Three from Three, Sodha 2 from 2. Team-mate Mike James was unfortunate to go down twice within the fifth sport to Patrick Cox and Zia Malik.
Both semi-finals within the County Association’s Rose Johnson Challenge Bowl, a four-a-side handicap, had been snug victories with Dan Andrews spearheading Ian’s Wizards to a 300-270 success over KP Nutters. Good help got here from Ben Cooke, Eiz Eddin Al Katrib and Ian Knight.
The format is 4 taking part in the opposing 4 one sport as much as 21 making 16 video games in all with every workforce having a handicap quantity. In this case the Nutters acquired 16. This was Winstanley’s first foray into this competitors. Andrews completed on plus 57 (84-27).
In the opposite match KP Young Ones gave The Drifters precisely 100 factors however Brajesh Patel, Vishaal Sharda, Zia Malik and Oscar Bentley chiseled away on the lead, taking up in entrance by sport 11 after which happening to win 331-290.