In last week’s report of Warwickshire’s eighth fixture of the season in the Elite Premier Division of the UKDA National League at home against Hampshire, it was stated that the game had finished all square at 18-18 and basically that was how the weekend finished. However, that was not the end of the story as it was discovered that Hampshire had fallen foul of the UKDA’s rule 15.03 which states
“15.03 OTHER RELEVANT CRITERIA a. A player winning a Match in the ‘A’ Team cannot be selected for the ‘B’ Team in the following Match in the current season. b. A player losing a Match in the ‘A’ Team can be selected for the ‘B’ Team in the following Match in the current season but cannot also play in the ‘A’ Team of that Match. c. If an ‘A’ Team player is absent from a match for whatever reason then that player is eligible for selection into the ‘B’ Team in the Match following the one in which he/she was absent but cannot also play in the ‘A’ Team of that Match. d. Once having played in the ‘B’ Team then the terms of Rule 14.01 continue to apply”.
As a result of this fault Warwickshire ladies ‘A’ had their 3-3 draw turned into a 4-2 win and the overall result for the weekend was converted from an 18-18 draw into a 19-17 win for Warwickshire.
With three more games to play Warwickshire are now 37 points adrift of leaders Lancashire and 14 behind second-placed Yorkshire but the two teams above them only have two more games to play and a top-two finish is well and truly on the cards for the Bears.
Words: Alan Towe ( with Red Dragon )
Image: Hampshire darts