Greetham Valley’s Winter League has been affected by the recent bad weather, only four of the scheduled eight rounds having been played so far. Club Secretary Dennis Millington is trying hard to reschedule dates to bring the groups up to date.
In division one Gary Graham and Kevin Burdall took full advantage of the good weather before the snow hit to register the perfect score so far. They have played four and won four, taking the maximum eight points for the lead in the division. Steff Dutton and Alan Bennett, who had a bye in one round, are second having won two and lost one, they have four points as do Brian Langston and Andrew Sutton in third. Bernard Bell and Neil Crees lead division two with the only other perfect score of played four and won four, they are three points ahead of Bill Skinner and Graham Day who have lost two of their four games. Last year’s Winter League winners, Iain Bain and Dave Morgan have the same score and are looking forward to the restart of the competition this Saturday to get their challenge back on track.
Kevin Ingle and Andy Webb, Steve Sharples and Mick Jones have all played four and lost one, they have six points in division three and are three points ahead of Les Kowal and Jason Giblett in third. Steve Chisholm and Steve Burgon, Mark Hibbitt and Ray Gladwinfield also have six points apiece in division four, two ahead of Brian McInerney and Andy Dickinson. The top two pairs in each division will go forward to the quarter finals on the third of March.
Players in the Winter Order of Merit have also had a frustrating wait for the snow to clear, the next fixture is on Sunday3rd February. Ian Copley leads with Adam Clegg in second, George Grant is close behind in third. Dave Copley is a mere point four behind in fourth and Paul Jenkinson is in fifth only point six behind him. Having lost two rounds to the weather, organiser Neil Harris said that with the top twenty being so close to each other, it could turn into a sprint to the finish.