Ladies Works League
Review of results for matches played 16-20 August
The four fixtures completed this week in Division 2 failed to resolve the identity of the two favourites to fill the top two places in the table. Four teams still harbour hopes of a top two finish and all with good reason to fancy their chances and they all keep beating each other to keep the title race very much alive.
The current leaders are Paul's Kitchens but after beating Colne Valley Garden Centre 146-128 on Monday they went down 124-148 to one of their main rivals, Homes Dresser, on Wednesday. That extended Holmes Dresser unbeaten run to nine matches which you would normally expect to place them prominently in the title race, and it does, but they have still to face D Haigh & Co twice who haven't played a match since 21 July and have four fixtures still to fulfill. Before that double with D Haigh & Co, Holmes Dresser would expect to extend their winning record even further when having home advantage over Colne Valley Garden Centre.
If points already in the bag are the most valuable ones then leaders Paul's Kitchens are well-positioned to build on that with only a match away at personaliseHR to complete their season and a 145 point lead at present. D Haigh & Co will be pleased not to have to face Paul's Kitchens again having lost to them twice this season and if they are over that fixation then they are well-positioned to remount their title challenge. However, they do have to confront another challenger on Monday when they travel to play Pearce Displays who are not out of the title picture by a long way and it is clear that this tussle is going to go down to the wire possibly to the final fixture of the season on 14 September when Holmes Dresser host D Haigh & Co.
The week's programme was also notable for personaliseHR completing a league double over Colne Valley Garden Centre (two photos below) this time on their own green 132-129 although they are still 8 points behind them in the table with both teams having two matches still to play
The Division 1 title race is much more straightforward with Atkinson Butchers inching closer to a second consecutive Championship this week without playing a match. Prime challengers Alicia Dawn Photography completed the double over PEG Perego but that just confirmed the Butcher's hold on the title as they now need just 47 points from their final two matches to take the ultimate prize.
Brook Hansen 'A' and Bolster Moor Farm Shop are shaping up to the run-in with both in contention for third place after good away wins this week. Brook Hansen 'A' by 129-111 at Huddersfield Recreation Club whilst Bolster Moor had a single point win (134-133) over Strait Kutz Hairdressers. The teams are separated by just 21 points with two games left to play. The run-in for both teams include matches against Atkinson Butchers where points are likely to be in short supply but precious at the same time.
FIXTURES 23-27 AUGUST
Thank you to Amanda Gray for these photographs from the League match played this week between personaliseHR and Colne Valley Garden Centre at Springwood. These were taken in the lull before the storm. Well not actually a storm but it did rain but whilst it may have dampened the hair it didn't dampen the spirits of the bowlers from the two Division 2 teams.
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