Isle of Axholme Billiards League

THE Isle of Axholme Billiards League held its AGM last month at Owston Ferry to organise the forthcoming season.

The league would like to say a very big thank you to Mr A Fox and Mr A Brown who resigned as secretary and treasurer respectfully. These positions where filled by Mr I Ballinger and Mr N Hill. Both newcomers have some very big boots to fill following the excellent work carried out by the outgoing officers.

The league this year starts on October 4 and is back to normal after last year which saw two teams drop out due to lack of players. That said most teams are still in need of new players to help keep the league going. Interested parties, ages 11 to 80+ years, male or female, should approach the relevant team captains or contact Mr I Ballinger, League Secretary on 01724 784615.

The league will run all of the individual competitions as in previous seasons for the Senior Individual, the Les Cobb Trophy, the Over 60s and the Open Handicap Knockout with a competition for the junior players to be organised to a format to suit the number of entries.

‘Misterton A’ who rejoins the league will play at Beckingham and will be known as Beckingham. ‘Owston Ferry C’ also rejoins the league under supervision of a new captain Mr K Hargreaves.

Mr Ballinger said: “The league looks forward to another season with all the usual rivalries, which we hope remain friendly and we wish all the teams and players a competitive and successful season.”