Norris stripped of title in farcical finish
HOULDSWORTH Norris have been dramatically stripped of the Stockport Parks League title they had seemingly won.
Norris secured 152 points on the last day of the season at Bungalow a result which had all but won them the title.
That result meant Norris only needed a handful of points from a game in hand to be played at Leamington Road.
In a stunning twist though the league took retrospective action against them over a game from earlier in the season. Norris cancelled a home fixture with Shaw Heath 1 back on June 28th due to inclement weather. The league rule is all matches must be played or arranged to be played with 21 days of cancellation of any match. With the match not played in time the league deemed it to be the fault of Houldsworth Norris.
The decision was made to award Norris zero points and hand Shaw Heath their average points for the campaign.
The dramatic effect on this decision by the league meant Norris only finished in fourth place.
The title therefore went to Houldsworth WMC in an amazing but farcical conclusion to a once great league.
The latest round of action in the S N D League saw Woodley Sports edge closer to survivial despite plummeting down the table.
Four winners at Whaley Bridge was double what relegation rivals Nursery achieved away at Poynton Sports.
Elsewhere, New Mills crushed Victoria taking eight winners and the aggregate up in the hills. Phil Clapham 21-7 and John Arhcibald 28 did huge damage to the men from Webb Lane.
Houldsworth (1) continued there title march with a massive seven and the agg score line away at Grapes Hotel.
It’s been a totally miserable campaign for Houldsworth (2) and they were sunk 12-4 at home to Noel Burrows Waggon and Horses.
The remaining other game in the league last Tuesday was a narrow 8-7.5 win for Hadfield over struggling George and Dragon.