From 9 teams last year to 17 for the 2009 season, an 89% increase, this season has seen many more players take part (153 players in a total of 82 matches). Matches have been, in the main, on the 'prefered' Sunday timeslot but many matches have been moved around and fitted into the overall league programme by all teams involved but at least were all completed by the time we had the End of Season Play-Offs.
Many thanks to Virginia and Carl and indeed all the staff at The Star Inn, Wenhaston who made us all feel so very welcome earlier today, by hosting our seasons play-off event. They are sure to be a very welcome addition to our leagues set-up next season, judging by the players they had play a few games against us at the end of the afternoon.
I'd like to thank you all for playing and taking part this year. There are so many I could thank personally but I fear I might miss a few, so thank you to all those who did help, you know who you are. I hope you all enjoyed this season and are eager to re-register for the 2010 season, I already have the Registration Forms if you need them.
Congratulations to the teams that made this years play-offs and thank you to those of you who didnt but came along to The Star to cheer on the ones that did. It just goes to show the spirit in our league that so many of our leagues players turned up to support something that they themselves weren't actually involved in.
Special mention to The Golden Key Snape for winning the Leagues Best Newcomers title and to the Kings Head Laxfield for getting the 'Getting Most People Playing' Award. There are certificates for ALL teams for their 2009 final positions and those of you who couldn't pick them up on the day, will receive them via post over the next week.
2010 promises to be even bigger as our recruitment campaign goes into over-drive between now and February, so get out there and be looking around for new players, teams and venues and at the same time get yourselves organised and re-registered as soon as possible.
Once again, thank you,