Category: General News

GRIZZLIES JUST SHORT

A narrow two-point last minute defeat left JM Grizzles still without a win in Division One, after a pulsating game at The Bridge.
Arden Griffins showed Leamington Spartans the art of three-point shooting as they powered in another 12 on the way to defeating their hosts, but early leaders Tamworth Tigers came unstuck at unbeaten Tile Hill Trojans 1. Warwick China Red picked up their first win at the expense of Tile Hill Trojans 2 with the other two games being called off.
Division Two have just one game this week after Westwood cried off their fixture at Rebels. Tile Hill Trojans 3 go to Rugby tonight (Friday) looking to topple the unbeaten league leaders.

TROJANS KEEP UNBEATEN TAG!

An exciting game at Hereward College went the way of the hosts Tile Hill Trojans 1 as they inflicted the first defeat of the season on Aylesford Hawks!
Arden Griffins, who were top of the league at the start of this week were seething when their court was once again commandeered by the school at short notice leaving them without a game. Coventry College moved back into second place with a victory over winless Tile Hill Trojans 2, as they were marooned at the bottom alongside JM Grizzles and Warwick China Red, the other casualty in the Arden fiasco. Leamington Spartans were in top form to get the win over Ernesford Eagles in the other game this week.
Division Two saw Nuneaton come out top at home to Tile Hill Trojans 3 while Team Rebels could not muster a side to travel to Rugby tonight (Friday) and applied for a late postponement. Westwood have a similar situation next week too.

EXCITEMENT MOUNTING ALREADY!

All eyes will be on Hereward College next Monday (19th) when the first meeting of two of the big three takes place. Tile Hill Trojans 1 host Aylesford Hawks and one thing is for certain, a 100% record will go!
Both Hawks and Trojans earned big victories this week, while Arden Griffins travelled to fancied Tamworth Tigers and took maximum points. Leamington Spartans came unstuck at Coventry College and Ernesford Eagles edged a thriller at JM Grizzles. Warwick China Red went down at home to Cracovia Stratford and Tornadoes were hounded out of it by Trojans 1 as Hawks did likewise at Hereward College.
Division Two games brought a another win for Rugby Rage at Tile Hill Trojans 3 as Westwood Rhinos did all that was necessary against Nuneaton Predators.

CREAM RISES TO THE TOP!

The BIG three have risen to the top of Division One after continuing to take
maximum points from their rivals and keeping their 100% records.
Aylesford Hawks, Arden Griffins and Tile Hill Trojans 1 did it again with two local
derbies causing no upsets as the season unfolds. Leamington Spartans came
unstuck as they hosted five-man Tornadoes and Cracovia Stratford were too hot for
Ernesford Eagles. Warwick China Red cried off their game at Ernesford but hasty
phone calls brought in Tile Hill Trojans 1 for their rearranged match.

Division Two games brought a first win for Tile Hill Trojans 3 with Trevor Robinson
hitting 40 as leaders Rugby Rage host Westwood Rhinos tonight.

COLLEGE TAME TIGERS!

Leaders Tamworth Tigers came so close to causing the biggest upset so far as
they led Coventry College before going down in the final minutes.

Aylesford Hawks, Arden Griffins and Tile Hill Trojans 1 all showed their class against
opposition from the former Division Two, with thumping results leaving these sides
without a win so far.

Leamington Spartans continued their good form with a late burst to seal the fate of
Tile Hill Trojans 2 and the game between JM Grizzles and Warwick China Red,
carried over from week one was called off again when a burst pipe in the sports
complex closed the hall for all activities.

Division Two leaders Rugby Rage were at it again, this time at Nuneaton where
Predators gave a good account and Papaprosos scored 45 for Rebels at Rhinos!

TIGERS TOP OF THE LEAGUE!

Tamworth Tigers have shocked everyone by winning their first three games of
the season to put them at the top of Division One.
They completed the hat-trick of wins with victory over Tornadoes.

Tile Hill Trojans 1 put paid to any hopes Warwick China Red had of taking anything home and
Leamington Spartans fought off a late challenge from JM Grizzles to take full points
in their debut home game at Newbold Comyn.
Arden Griffins hammered Tile Hill Trojans 2 and tonight sees Coventry College travelling to Cracovia Stratford.

In Division Two, Team Rebels were too hot to handle for Nuneaton Predators
and Rugby Rage edged it after their visit to Tile Hill Trojans 3.

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!