September now and all league matches have finished. Despite the weather very few were postponed, however it has been close call on quite a few occasions. Club nights continue from 5pm for September, so do please still come along.
First team under Tony had a good run and just missed top of Division 1 to Queens, but stayed ahead of King Alfred and Saltdean. Hove A under Neil though had a much harder time and ended up last (but by just one point) and will play on a Wednesday next year.
Hove B under Jason also had a hard time on Wednesdays in Div 2 and just avoided the last place (that went to Blaggs who were well adrift) BUT they will stay on a Wed due to Matt’s team result.
On a Tuesday in Div 3 there has been strong opposition for both teams – Hove C under Matt have had mixed fortunes but ended up a great 3rd place (quite a gap from the top 2), BUT as Dyke can’t go up it effectively means Hove B stay on Wed. Hove D under Carmel have had some really hard close games, and have been unlucky not to get more points, so they will go down to Div 4 (but still play on a Tuesday).
In Div 4 (also Tuesday) Colin’s team Hove E just kept clear from the bottom 2 clubs, but have not had to concede many which is a great testament to the number of club members playing matches.
For next year we will need new team captains for both Hove D and Hove E – so please think about this before the AGM as without these teams MANY players will not get a game next year.
Well done to all team players (nearly 50 a week), but especially to all the team captains who go a really great (but hard) job getting everyone together on a weekly basis (and fitting around people’s holidays, injury, sickness or work commitments).
We are still short of players, especially ladies, for the teams, so if you do know of anyone interested please encourage them to come down for a visit.
The Club tournament is on Sunday 4th Sep, so lets all hope the weather holds.