Category: General News

Off We Go Then!

The new season of Warwickshire Basketball has started and the action came thick and fast in week one as Champions Tile Hill Trojans 1 and Aylesford Hawks showed their colours to get win number one under their belts.

In Division One, Trojans were too hot for Coventry College and Hawks looked impressive as they crushed Coventry Tornadoes. Tamworth Tigers came through their promotion from the third to the first in style, defeating new boys Leamington Spartans and last season’s bottom club Ernesford Eagles defeated a weakened Tile Hill Trojans 2 side to take the points, with Stratford hosting Arden tonight.

Warwickshire Hawks Crash

They still do not appear to have things sorted at Hawks as a disatrous final quarter costthem the match in their league opener at Moreton Morrell. Hawks got it right early on but their opponents, Nottingham Trent Hoods II reduced their deficit to two points as they trailed 57-59 at the start of the last period, before taking hawks apart in those last ten minutes to take the points back with them 83-69.

Hawks were led by edwards (20) Hadley (12) and Ash Diuckson (12) but it was not enough.

They go up the M1 to Nottingham on Saturday where they take on the University side. For further details contact Alex Birch – alexbirch07@yahoo.co.uk

Officials Rates of Pay Adjusted

With immediate effect the rates for referees are:
Level 4 – £17, Level 3 – £16, Level 2 – £14. Travel costs remain at 30p per mile.

The maximum charge per official is £25.Table officials’ recommended charges are:
Level 3 – £10, Level 2 – £8, Level 1 – £5.

New Season, New Website!

The Warwickshire Basketball League is undergoing an exciting transformation as season number forty-seven begins, with all of the Second Division teams being promoted to form a large, twelve team top Division.
In addition we are having a complete re-vamp to our website and data is being inserted each day by our webmasters.
Please take a look round our new site, but remember to come back tomorrow, for something else will have been added by then.

Keep up that pre-season training!

Handicap Cup goes back to Arden

Arden Griffins brought the Bob Castledine Handicap cup with them from Solihull – and promptly won it back again with a terrific performance against Tile Hill Trojans 1.
It was not all bad though for Trojans as their second team thrashed Division Two Champions Cracovia Stratford to win the Plate
Westwood Rhinos had a great time either side of the final break in the Challenge Cup Final to nail Rugby Rage and Nuneaton’s Under 19 squad proved to be too good for Ernesford Eagles and win the Salver.
In a high scoring game at St Peters, Griffins capped off a good week’s work by defeating Coventry College in Division One

Rhino’s Charge into Final

Westwood Rhinos charged into the final of the Challenge Cup and in doing so ended the 100% record of Tamworth Tigers. Rhinos will now meet Rugby Rage who disposed of Nuneaton Predators in the other semi-final.
Tile Hill Trojans 1 led the way into the final of the Bob Castledine Cup after putting out Coventry College in the penultimate round and they will be joined by either Tornadoes or Arden Griffins, who built up a sizeable first-leg lead.
The Plate competition brought a narrow wins for Warwick University who play their second leg tonight at Cracovia Stratford, the winner going through to meet either Tile Hill 2 or Warwick China Red whose second leg was postponed due to fixture congestion.
In the Salver, Ernesford Eagles await the winner of the Team Rebels v Nuneaton Predators Under 19 fixture with their 2nd leg still to come

Hawks Play Off Hopes Fade

The play-off hopes of Warwickshire Hawks took another dent following their narrow defeat at the hands of Shropshire Warriors last weekend, and they now are adrift of the main contenders.
After last week’s five-point reversal at the hands of Derby Trailblazers, Hawks fully anticipated putting points on the board against Warriors, particularly aftertheir electric start which sw them 18-6 ahead in the first. They then went backwards until the third when they trailed 51-50 before losing the final period and the match points.
Curtis Hadley once a gain headed the scoring for Hawks with 19 points.
Tomorrow (Saturday) they entertain Nottingham Trent Hoods II at Moreton Morrell starting at 3.30pm