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Internationals News

Allfrey team narrowly retains Premier League title

Alexander Allfrey, Mike Bell, Tony Forrester, David Gold, Graham Osborne and Andrew Robson have retained the Premier League title, with four of the team winning the competition for the sixth time in eight years.

They did it the hard way, however, coming from behind on the final weekend, and needing a large victory in the final match to secure the title by only 1.12 VPs.

The long time leaders of the competition, Janet de Botton, David Bakhshi, Espen Erichsen, Glyn Liggins, Artur Malinowski & Tom Townsend finished second, with the Small team in third.

By virtue of their victory, the Allfrey team will receive an invitation to represent England in one weekend of the Camrose Trophy.

The Premier League is part of the series of competitions contributing to the Player of the Year Championship - the Allfrey team are all now in joint second, with Glyn Liggins moving in to top spot on his own after being runner-up in this event, and winning the Gold Cup.

In the Second Division, Patrick Shields, Richard Chamberlain, John Atthey & Garry Watson (see picture here) won with a match still to play. The Mossop team (David Mossop, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Alex Hydes, Ed Jones, Tom Paske) defeated the champions in the final match to take second place.

The runaway leaders of the Third Division - James Thrower, Ali Ahmed, Petar Ivanov, Todor Tiholov & Fiona Brown (see picture here) - completed their emphatic victory, finishing over 29 VPs ahead of David Muller, Qian Li, Trevor Matthews, Tony Ye & Richard Bowdery.

De Botton team stays ahead in Premier League

Janet de Botton, David Bakhshi, Espen Erichsen, Glyn Liggins, Artur Malinowski & Tom Townsend remain atop the First Division of the Premier League after the second of three weekends of matches.

Their lead has been trimmed a little, however, and they are now 10.28 VPs ahead of Cameron Small, Jon Cooke, Ben Green, Ankush Khandelwal, John Cox & Peter Taylor. The Allfrey team is in third.

The Second Division is led by Patrick Shields, Richard Chamberlain, John Atthey & Garry Watson, with the Mossop team 17.3 VPs behind.

The team of James Thrower, Ali Ahmed, Petar Ivanov & Todor Tiholov have continued to dominate the Third Division, and are 31.39 VPs ahead of the Sansom team.

The third, and final, weekend of matches is on 3rd-4th November. The winners of the First Division earn an invitation to represent England in one weekend of the Camrose Trophy.

谢谢 (thank you)

All the expenses are in and we have done our sums, and it seems that the money raised by the membership for the Junior teams to participate in the World Youth Team Championships in China, coincided almost exactly with what the project cost. There is a very small surplus in donations over costs and this will be used towards reinforcing the training of our Juniors going forward.

This was a huge achievement, and we would once again like to express our thanks to all those who contributed - clubs and counties, schools and companies, and of course all individual members who donated to help with this worthy cause. This will not be forgotten, and those players who went and experienced the atmosphere and the rigour of a World Championship will not forget that this opportunity was afforded them by the generosity of others.