Lloyds edge in front in the Premier
Lloyds swept into the lead of the Manchester Premier League, by the barest of margins, following an excellent performance away at Richmond.Last year’s runners-up will be hoping to go one better after an excellent start to the season. Lloyds have won at least half of the match games and are averaging over eighteen and a half points per game. The journey to the leagues bottom side was going to be the chance to gain points over King and Queen who faced a tough journey to South Manchester. Pete Smith, Lee Fletcher and average leader Mike Geraghty led the way to six winners and a comfortable aggregate.
Previous leaders King and Queen had a ding dong of a battle at South Manchester RBL. Close games were swapped and both sides will look at the games they lost and wonder what might have been. Another winner would have kept them in first place in the league but South Manchester is never the easiest of places to go. Too many good home players on a good home green never make a easy venue to visit.
Level with King and Queen on points but behind on the total aggregate are Sale Excelsior. Sale faced the reigning champions Tonge in what was a classic. Although Tonge had most winners they lost the aggregate by a single point. Most of the games were very tight and could have gone either way. Tonge won the match overall but fell behind on their seasons average. Tonge have a game in hand over the other teams and it would indicate that they would go to the top of the league table when that is played.
Tottington Cons had a comfortable win at home to Nursery. The Bury men won six of the games on the way to nine points .
|2||King and Queen||4||2||2||0||22||10||621||507||+114||168||143||7.9||31.5|
|4||South Manchester RBL||4||2||2||0||16||16||581||565||+16||157||134||6.3||25|
|2||Jimmy Harrison||King and Queen||4||4||0||84||58||+26|
|4||Larry Wells||King and Queen||3||3||0||63||35||+28|
|5||Damian Morrison||King and Queen||3||3||0||63||36||+27|
|9||Ged Smedley||South Manchester RBL||4||3||1||76||63||+13|
|10||Paul Leah||South Manchester RBL||4||3||1||76||64||+12|
|11||Jamie Bramley||Sale Excelsior||4||3||1||79||68||+11|
|12||John Davies||South Manchester RBL||4||3||1||77||69||+8|
|13||Geoff Hilton||Sale Excelsior||4||3||1||81||76||+5|
|14||Wayne Usher||Tottington Cons||4||3||1||78||73||+5|
|15||Paul Atherden||Tottington Cons||4||2||2||76||60||+16|
|16||Alan Manuel||King and Queen||3||2||1||62||46||+16|
|18=||Craig Gant||Sale Excelsior||2||2||0||42||31||+11|