Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Midlands 2013 Minileague

We have been fairly maligned at times for overlooking the inland patchers and we have been trying to rectify this since the New Year but I have just spotted a major oversight. We failed to produce a Midlands November update. Complaints were thin on the ground so maybe it wasnt that productive. Since October Nick Crouch has added four species to cement his place as inaugural winner of the Midlands minileague. Matt Griffiths at Earlswood lost out to Dave Roberts at Marston by a single point despite his greater species tally. Lower down it has remained static in terms of positions and points although Richard Harbird managed to add a creditable six species in November and December to get within a hair's breadth of the podium.

Despite no additions since October Alan Kydd has managed to hold on in a highly competitive comparative league which despite the small number of entrants remained open until the end. Richard's excellent showing was nearly enough to catch Dave Roberts but the positions remained the same at the final whistle. Well done to all. It seems the Midlands is going to be highly competitive in 2014 and with many more patchers by the looks of things.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to be gunning for glory in the comparative challenge this year. Beating 79 species is definitely do-able for me, but I'm going to have to pull out all the stops and I could do with a couple of rarities cropping up.