Westwood Rhinos, without Jack Ford stunned the previously unbeaten favourites for promotion from Division Two with a superb performance which brought them a 57-52 win. Tile Hill Trojans 3 came close to their first-ever hundred as they struck at Nuneaton 2 in a double-header in which they also managed to beat the handicap where they needed to win by 30 plus. Ernesford will be looking to follow up their home win over Leamington last Friday with another at Grace Academy, this time versus Nuneaton 2 tonight. In Division One Trojans 1 hit Leamington’s first team for six and a few more following their five-man blitz at Rugby last Friday, whilst Rage try to recover at home to Aylesford Hawks tonight.
Meanwhile a sterling effort from Tigers was not enough to stop Hawks going through in the Handicap Cup semi-final who made it in the final minute.
HANDICAP CUP – ALL THE LINE-UPS….
The line-ups have changed since the games this week in the Handicap Cup competitions meaning they will be like this:
Mon 23rd – Handicap Cup Final – Tile Hill Trojans 1 v Aylesford Hawks
Mon 30th – Plate Final – Tile Hill Trojans 2 v Arden Griffins
W/c 23rd – Challenge Cup Semi-finalists – Westwood Rhinos, Coventry Tornadoes 2, Ernesford Eagles and JM Grizzlies (draw next Tuesday)
W/c 23rd – Plate Semi-finalists – Team Rebels, Leamington Spartans 2, Coventry Tornadoes 1, Tile Hill Trojans 3 (draw next Tuesday)
W/c 30th – Plate final – The two winning sides in the Plate Semi-finals
W/c 30th – Bowl Final – The two losing sides in the Challenge Cup Semi-finals
ALL THE GAMES ABOVE ARE TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE PARTICIPATING CLUBS.
JUSTIN’S GIANT LEAP IS ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN….
Justin Hoskins (pictured), likeable player/coach at Coventry Tornadoes is taking a big step for charity on 17th May. He is stepping out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet to do a sky-dive and is looking to get some financial support for his giant leap for his chosen charity The Alzheimer’s Society. Justin said, “This charity is really close to my heart as my grandad had Alzheimer’s and in memory of him I want to raise lots of money towards the cure.” He went on, “I can guarantee you will hear me scream like a girl, so surely THAT is worth a tenner!”
To donate just follow the link to Justin’s charity –
(If you give a lot more we could always sabotage his parachute – only joking J)
ROLES REVERSED IN NATIONAL LEAGUE…
Warwickshire Hawks bounced back on the Division Three victory trail last weekend with a 101-89 win over bottom-placed Derbyshire Arrows U23. Despite not having a full squad, Hawks picked themselves up from their recent run of poor form and, after trailing the first quarter 25-26, took control of the game in the second and third, which saw them leading 82-65 going into the final period. Arrows tried gamely to strike gold but with little success as Curtis Hadley led the Moreton Morrell-based side home with 30 points as Scott Owen showed his mettle with 24. Hawks travel to Stourport on Sunday where they are looking for revenge over Spartans to whom they lost by a solitary basket in November.
It was down to earth though for Coventry Flames, who crashed 71-101 to Derby Trailblazers II at Coventry University. Flames started on the back foot as Derby hit them hard with an opening quarter of 32-19, and when they followed this with another reversal Flames found themselves 58-36 adrift at the half. Trailblazers went on the record another two period successes to leave Coventry on the floor and the wrong end of a big scoreline despite 24 form L Creary. They go on the road tomorrow with a visit to City of Birmingham and they will be hoping for a better performance than they gave a few weeks ago when COB took them 79-57.
LEAGUE TABLES…..LEAGUE TABLES……LEAGUE TABLES….….LEAGUE TABLES
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British Wheelchair League
Premier Division Northern Ireland Knights 49-110 CWBA 1
Division 3 Plymouth Raiders 43-38 CWBA 3
Division 3 Warwickshire Hawks 101-89 Derbyshire Arrows U23
Coventry Flames 71-101 Derby Trailblazers II
Under 16 Warwickshire Hawks 35-82 Coventry Elite
Northamptonshire Titans Purple 70-64 Coventry Tornadoes
Youth Basketball League (YBL)
Under 17 Redditch Royals 60-101 Coventry Tornadoes
PROTECTING YOUR CLUB AGAINST SAFEGUARDING ISSUES….
SAFEGUARDING means protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of individuals, allowing people (especially children, young people and vulnerable adults) to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
To PROTECT YOUR CLUB AND PLAYERS against any potential safeguarding issues, here are our top tips:
- Ensure all players and staff are aware of what is appropriate conduct and what is not.
- Ensure all your coaches and bench personnel have the correct DBS checks in place
- Take any concerns you receive seriously, reporting them promptly to your local Welfare Officer and offering support to those involved.
For more information, visit the safeguarding section of our website.