Going into the last set of matches the National Junior league team had a 7 point lead, but had played one more game than 2nd placed Northumbria. The first match saw Alex Ben and Matthew get a 9-0 win over Ormesby B while Northumbria beat Ormesby A 7-2, which gave Bishop a 9-point lead, with Northumbria having a game in hand. The top two sides then beat in a must win match for Bishop. Things didn’t go too well with the team going 3-0. Alex and Matt both losing 3-0 while Ben lost out in the tightest of margins 12-10, 7-11, 19-17, 10-12, 11-13. Things didn’t get much better going 4-0 before the team got going with Matt winning his next two matches and Ben and Alex both getting one. but wasn’t to be going down 5-4. Northumbria with a 8 point deficit went in to there last match knowing they needed 8 or more to win the league, which they delivered beating Ormesby B 9-0.
a good season for the young team with as many as 5 years left in this event.