Following East Renfrewshire being crowned the Champions of Scotland South, this weekend it is the turn of the six other BICC Divisions to crown their relevant Champions.
It is only in Division Four that the title is already decided as Leicestershire have only to win a couple of sets to formally be crowned Champions.
In the Premier Division, the much anticipated ‘Battle of the Roses’ between Lancashire and Yorkshire will decide not only the overall Champions, but both ‘B’ League Champions as well.
At the foot of the table, Kent require a big win over third placed Warwickshire to stand any chance of survival, while individually Scott Waites is defending a 100% record in the Mens ‘A’ at the same time as in the Ladies ‘A’ both Lancashire’s Lisa Ashton and Glamorgan’s Michelle Webber are doing the same.
In Division One, League leaders Surrey will need to be at their best against relegation threatened London, as both Cornwall who host Dorset and Devon who travel to relegated Bedfordshire are hot on their heels.
At the foot of the table, West Midlands host Derbyshire in a match which will see the losing team keeping a beady eye on the London result.
Individually Dorset’s Ben Ward will be looking for a win to secure the top average spot in the Mens ‘A’ while Devon’s Meryl Dennis will be doing the same in the Ladies ‘A’.
Ironically in Division Two it is any two from three, as Lincolnshire will be looking for a good result from their journey to mid-table Somerset, while both Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire both have home matches.
At the foot of the table, Berkshire and Worcestershire will both be looking to capitalise on home matches. as Middlesex are on their travels to Nottinghamshire.
Individually Staffordshire’s Andy Beardmore will be looking for a win to secure top spot in the Mens ‘A’. In the Ladies ‘A’ both Tina Neylon of Middlesex and Suffolk’s Sue Talbot are defending 100% records. However it is Somerset’s Becky Gould who is top of the table.
Both Norfolk and Wiltshire are already promoted from Division Three with only two points separating them in the race for the Championship.
At the foot of the table, Pembrokeshire are already all but relegated, which leaves West of England who travel to Cleveland and Gloucestershire who travel to Wiltshire to fight it out.
Cleveland’s Alan Edwards, Pembrokeshire’s Jonathan Clayton and Mark Blandford of Gloustershire all have perfect records in the Mens ‘A’ , but they are all chasing Cleveland’s Glenn Durrant for top spot. In the Ladies ‘A’, Buckinghamshire’s Ann Wakefield has a 100% record, as does Pembrokeshire’s Julie Gore, who is away and gone at the top of the averages.
With Leicestershire already promoted as Champions, the two counties fighting for second place both have home matches. Northumberland host neighbours Tyne and Wear while Shropshire host the much improved Cumbria.
Ian Gleeson of Northumberland, Keith Allman of Shropshire and Leicestershire’s Darren Tyler all still have a perfect record, but they are all chasing Merseyside’s Robbie Green at the top of the Mens ‘A’ averages. In the Ladies ‘A’ , Lorraine Green of Cumbria has a perfect record. However it is the Isle of Wight’s Brenda Dyer who leads the way.
Finally in Scotland North it is a straight shoot out between Fife and Grampian, who meet each other at the Glenrothes Recreation and Social Club. In the averages East Stirlingshire’s Andy Murray has finished with a 100% record, while Highland’s Euan Callander and Steve Taylor of Grampian are both looking for wins to secure perfect records and surpass the current Division topper - East Stirlingshire’s Craig Baxter.
In the Ladies ‘A’ , the top four in the averages all have perfect records going into the final fixture: Stephanie Gilmour of Fife, Highland’s Olive Byamukama, Central’s Jenni Tully and the current leader, Kate Smith of Tay Valley.
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