All three divisions of the Suffolk League have completed their scheduled fixtures for the first half of the season. If nothing else that’s a tribute to the team captains as well as to the Competitions Secretary, David Green, who has kept his finger firmly on the pulse.
Each division has seven teams, so each team has so far played six matches. Here are the current league tables:
|Bury St Edmunds C||6||2||0||4||10|
|Bury St Edmunds B||6||1||2||3||8½|
|Bury St Edmunds A||6||0||1||5||5|
So, the three Bury St Edmunds‘ teams are propping up the table. It seems almost certain that one of these will be relegated at the end of the season. Last year’s Champions, Manningtree A, are hot on the heels of two Ipswich teams, with only 1½ points separating the top three places.
|Bury St Edmunds D||6||0||1||5||6|
Saxmundham A have a clear lead at the top, whilst at the other end of the table, Stowmarket A and Bury St Edmunds D appear to be fighting to avoid relegation.
|Bury St Edmunds E||6||0||2||4||5½|
Manningtree B are emulating their A team and head the division by 3½ points. At least Bury St Edmunds E can’t be relegated!
Players of the Season
The leaders in each division are:
Division 1: Steve Gregory (5½/6)
Division 2: Malcolm Lightfoot (5½/6)
Division 3: Phil Hopkins (6/6); Carl Phillips (5½/6); Andrew Molloy (5½/6)