Melton Leagues Update from Paul Haynes

Hello everyone,
Its been a few weeks since I have been able to put together the results update, so quite a few below.  Firstly, three results from the Ladies and all involving Welland Valley. First they travelled to Mars and lost a very close match by 5 games to 4, with home pair Tracey White and Sandra Watson winning all their games.  They then followed this with an excellent 5-4 win at home to Bottesford with first pair Gill Anderson and Sue Wilding winning all their games. Finally they travelled to Belvoir and won by 7 games to 2.  The league now has Bottesford, Welland Valley and Mars all with two wins from three games, with Bottesford just ahead on 20 points from Welland on 18 – this league looks like being close this year!
In Mens 1, Grantham got their first win of the season with a 5-4 victory at home to Belvoir with Declan Hill and Josh King winning all their games.  They also travelled to Meltonshire and lost to a strong side by 7 games to 2. Finally they travelled to Bottesford and won another close game 5-4. Meltonshire sit top at the moment with 20 points from 3 games followed by Bottesford on 19 (from 4) and Grantham on 17 (from 4). Belvoir are fourth on 14 (from 3) with Mars A bottom on 10 although they have only played one game.  Another close league!
In Mixed 1 two 8-1 victories for away sides against home opposition with only two pairs.  First Mars A continued their unbeaten record with victory away to Grantham A, and this was followed by Belvoir A winning away to Staveley Ams.  Mars A are way out in front on 39 from 5 games with Belvoir A next on 20 from 4.  Most of the games in this league will be played next year though so still a long way to go…
In Mixed 2, Radmoor continued their excellent start to the season with a third straight win, 9-0 at home to top of the table Grantham B.  Mars B also picked up two excellent 6-3 wins away to Belvoir B and at home to OGs. Grantham B sit top on 28 although they have played 6 games, next are Mars B with 25 from 4, and Radmoor with 23 from 3.
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Paul Haynes

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