James Wighton, Gary Mcdougal and Abby Wighton had let slip a 4-2 lead to draw with their opponents in the first half of the season with Abby and Gary winning 2 and James 1.
When they lost the doubles fixture on this occasion, Fife took a 4-3 lead. They extended that advantage when Abby lost match 8 and looked to be facing only their second defeat of the season. Gary and James had other thoughts, however, as they both won their final matches to recover for another 5-5 draw. Two wins each this time round for Gary and James and 1 for Abby.
Overall it has been an excellent season for Team 3, only defeated once in 22 matches and in the end comfortably clear by 8 points of their 3rd placed opponents. Another crack at Division 1 awaits..
James was on to win the player of the week award this week but having disrupted club night with rearranged fixtures two weeks in a row he’s in the committee’s bad books! We’ll give a joint award to all 3 players for a terrific season.
And so to our controversy of the week this week (which we have to admit is stolen from another source who brought it to our attention.
We have always proceeded on the basis that if teams are tied at the end of the season on points, game difference will be the determining factor as to who finishes in the higher position. In the Premier Division this year, there could have been a tied finish at the bottom of the division with relegation at stake. (In the end the scenario didn’t arise) If Murrayfield 1 win this week they’ll finish level on points with North Merchiston but with a better game difference. Where’s the controversy we hear you cry?? Well nowhere in the rules does this situation seem to be covered! We’ve never noticed it before and maybe everyone has just proceeded on the basis that it is obvious. If you look at other sports, however, in the event of teams being tied the results between the two determine who finishes higher! Maybe we should have joint Champions?? Who knows - the rules are silent on it and surely that needs addressed…
As for the Handicap Cup final last week - oh what a minute we’ve still to play our semi. West Lothian await in the final. We’re hoping that if we get through the summer will be upon us and Ros and her funny bat will be away on holiday!!!