There’s plenty of Suffolk interest in Division 1 of the Bury Area League. Not only are there three teams from Bury St Edmunds, but one of those teams, Bury Scorpions, consists entirely of players from Ipswich.
Captained by Ian Wallis, the Scorpions are having a fundamental effect on which team ends up as League Champions. Last Tuesday they managed to draw 2 – 2 against leaders Linton A (with Shaun Munson beating CM David Coleman 204). This put a spoke in Linton’s wheel and they now stand just 2½ points clear of their nearest challengers Cambridge Examiners, who have a game in hand. And that’s not all. Next Thursday, Scorpions entertain Examiners, who will be anxious to leap-frog Linton and claim top spot, with both teams then having one more match to play.
Here is the current league table:
|Bury St Eds Scorpions||10||25|
|Bury St Eds Scarabs||11||19½|
|Bury St Eds Cobras||10||19|
|Ely Beet Bishops||9||12½|
At the other end of the table, Ely appear doomed to relegation, despite having one or two matches in hand over the teams immediately above them.