This will be the final posting in 2016 as I (Bob Jones) will be away until 6 January.
The closing date for entries in the Christmas Quiz is 5 January, so be sure to email me your answers by then.
Looking back at the Suffolk League in the first half of the 2016/2017 season, it has been heartening to note that there were only four board defaults, one in Division 1 (Bury St Edmunds C) and three in Division 3 (Ipswich E, Ipswich F and Felixstowe B).
There have been a few postponed matches, but these appear to have been agreed between the respective teams without any apparent ill-feeling. Two matches which should have been played in the first half are outstanding: Manningtree A v Bury St Edmunds B (to be played on 11 January) and Stowmarket A v Saxmundham A (28 February).
Competitions Secretary David Green has experienced very few problems so far this season. One involved both captains agreeing to a result with one game transposed (Player A appearing to play for Team B, and vice versa). But that has now been sorted. David is hoping that the second half will be as peaceful as the first.