Sunday, 29 June 2008

Local derby goes the way of Playford

In the Deben Division of the Suffolk Coastal Petanque League, The Exiles welcomed local neighbours Suivre Les Boules of Playford to the Bealings piste. Whilst The Exiles had an opportunity to go top of the table if they gained a 4-0 victory, it was the visitors who gained a 3-1 away victory that sees Suivre draw level with Aldeburgh Boules Club at the summit instead.

Aldeburgh themselves are in action on Tuesday night when they visit unbeaten Hollesley Shepherd & Dog whilst The Exiles are due to face Ye Olde Coach & Horses of Melton next Sunday, 6th July.

Meanwhile also next Sunday should see a full set of matches in the Blyth Division with North Cove 3 Horseshoes finally playing at home against second placed Hoxne PC. In the other match table toppers Southwold Harbour Inn are on 'derby duty' themselves when they make the short journey to Walberswick Bell Inn.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Deben Division - Blank weekend

Despite two matches scheduled to be played this weekend in the Deben Division, for a variety of reasons, these matches are both to be played on alternative dates.

With the holiday period rapidly approaching, matches need to be arranged or postponed as soon as possible and this information ought to be relayed to the League Co-Ordinator.

When 'The Bell tolls' for Hoxne PC

In the recent series of matches in the Blyth Division of the Suffolk Coastal Petanque League, Hoxne PC had the opportunity, with the benefit of home piste advantage, to close the gap on the Harbour Inn Southwold, at the top of the division when they faced the team from The Bell Inn Walberswick.

With the home knowledge of the piste lying with Hoxne, a home win would have seen them draw level with Southwold, but a great match was fought out by both sides, with neither giving way, and thus the first drawn match in this section of the league was achieved when The Bell exited with a respectable 2-2 draw and a share of the league points.

The match between league leaders Southwold and North Cove 3 Horseshoes is now to be played on an alternative date.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Matches on Sunday 15th June 2008

This Sunday sees a return to action for the majority of the Leagues teams with matches scheduled as follows;

Blyth Division
North Cove 3 Horseshoes v Harbour Inn Southwold
Hoxne PC v Bell Inn Walberswick

Deben Division
Hollesley Shepherd & Dog v Suivre Les Boule Playford
The Exiles v Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton

Aldeburgh Boules Club are the 'odd ones out' with no match scheduled for this round of matches. Good luck to all those involved and please get your scorecards in promptly.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Clean sweep for Suivre Les Boules

In the other match in the Deben Division played on Sunday 1st June, Suivre Les Boules Playford welcomed Ye Olde Coach & Horses Melton to the Community Hall piste.

Suivre hadn't made a great start to the season with a 2-2 draw and a 3-1 defeat whilst the Coach & Horses were in even greater need of some form of improved result. The Playford hosts have recently widened the piste and perhaps some of this proved to be the difference in some games with Suivre finishing an all-round performance with a 4-0 win, leaving Coach & Horses rooted to the foot of the table and Suivre in the cluster of teams just tucked behind Aldeburgh.

Aldeburgh lose unbeaten record to The Exiles

In the Deben Division of the Suffolk Coastal Petanque League, league leaders Aldeburgh Boules Club travelled to the newly built Bealings piste to take on The Exiles, who have relocated from their original home base during the course of last week.

Whilst a win for Aldeburgh would have started to open up a bit of a gap at the top of the table, The Exiles themselves went into the match unbeaten as well (virtue of two previous 2-2 draws). In fact it was The Exiles who made the better start and were 2-0 up after the first set of doubles games. The visitors re-organised their second sets of pairings but despite winning one of them, they went down heavily in the last one to see The Exiles record a 3-1 win and move to within a point of Aldeburgh.