Friday, 6 May 2016

Hot Streak

May Day Monday Magic

Mick, Daniel, Tim, Nigel, John and Sophie all contributed to a convincing 24-16 win for Leicestershire at Wetherby against Yorkshire. A downpour forced an early lunch but did nothing to halt the Foxes' march to victory on what turned into a remarkable day, with Leicester's Mark Selby winning the world snooker title for a second time, 13 minutes after Leicester City FC were crowned Premier League champions

Forwards Sent Back

On Tuesday in Rutlands' Greene King Cup the ORFC Forwards
came to try their luck in the Boot & Shoe cauldron. The Panthers bagged
the two triples games comfortably and Tony and Daniel closed out the tie in
double quick time in their pairs game. Pip and Nigel won comfortably but Tim and
John decided to coach their opposition - a project they accomplished rather too successfully
In the draw for the Round of 16
Panthers get a chance to avenge the Rose & Crown
with the visit of Greetham Viking Traders on the 7th of June. On the
same day the Houghton outfit begin their Plate campaign at the White Lion at Whissendine

Warming Up

Wednesday evening put the "summer" back in the Leicestershire Summer League. Panthers at home trounced the Malt Shovel Old Boys by 48 points to 15, somehow managing to drop a leg but nevertheless going top of Division 2 on points difference from Thurmaston 3 after two matches.
Meanwhile in Division 1 four matches were drawn, opening the door to Glenhills 1 to go top with a second 3-1 win, this time at Plough Inn 2. This clash included a couple of carreaux for a 6 in one end ... but the names of the players involved have been redacted from the official match report

Red Lion Tree Axed

A third 3-1 win in the Thursday Pairs sees Panthers close the gap on early
leaders Air Hostess 6 to one point. In the first set of doubles Rich and Nigel achieved a
'technical fanny' with successively a 3, a 4 and a 6 to win 13-3 while Dave and John won more conventionally 13-8. But the Panthers were once more up against it in round two. Dave and John suffered again on the 'graveyard' side of the piste while Rich and Nigel pulled off a Panthers' trademark comeback from 8-12 down to pinch a win. MVP on the night was Rich whose
pointing under pressure kept the Loughborough Panthers' 100% record in tact