Panthers surrender initiative

Just seven days after Division One leaders Hi-Tech Cougars failed to raise a side, Division Six pacesetters Batley Panthers suffered the same fate in the North Bridge LC League.

Cougars, who return to action against Torque at satellite venue The Ridings on Monday, remain favourites to retain the title. However, Panthers surrendered the advantage to Barki Belles, who comfortably beat Ladybirds, and may struggle to bridge the three point gap with seven games left.

Division Two: Blue Maverick 20 Rockets 21, Jets 23 Pumas 14, Yo-Yos 14 White Rose 20, Queens 25 TAG 15, Robins 28 Innscribe 14.

P W D L BP F Ag Diff Pts

Rockets 12 10 1 1 1 299 217 82 33

T A G 12 8 0 4 4 278 245 33 28

Whiterose 12 8 1 3 1 216 227 -11 27

Yo Yos 12 6 1 5 5 228 225 3 25

Queens 12 6 1 5 4 225 229 -4 24

Blue Mav 12 4 1 7 7 254 241 13 21

Jets 12 4 1 7 7 219 209 10 21

Pumas 12 4 0 8 7 224 259 -35 19

Robins 12 4 0 8 6 192 233 -41 18

Innscribe 12 3 0 9 9 226 275 -49 18

Division Four: Sparkles 21 Dovetails 23, Twinkles 2 15 Impact 14, Sapphires 31 Calder Utd 0, Twinkles 11 Ravens 14, Tommos 30 Falconers 7

P W D L BP F Ag Diff Pts

Tommos 13 12 1 0 0 330 144 186 38

Sparkles 13 10 1 2 2 290 174 116 34

Impact 13 8 1 4 4 223 147 76 30

Dovetails 13 9 0 4 2 276 184 92 29

Ravens 13 8 1 4 2 204 173 31 28

Sapphires 13 5 1 7 5 216 213 3 22

Twinkles 2 13 5 0 8 6 177 227 -50 21

Falconers 13 4 1 8 4 203 247 -44 18

Twinkles 13 1 0 12 5 135 258 -123 8

Calder Utd 13 0 0 13 1 50 339 -289 1

Division Six: Harlequins 13 Diamonds 17, Rubies 10 Sowerby Stars 24, Ladybirds 14 Barki Belles 26, Batley Panthers 0 Jewels 10 ( Batley cancelled, Jewels get game 10-0), Warriors 27 Average Joes 6.

P W D L BP F Ag Diff Pts

Barki Belles 13 12 0 1 0 309 158 151 36

Batley P 13 11 0 2 0 365 99 266 33

Warriors 13 10 0 3 3 302 145 157 33

Lady Birds 13 8 0 5 4 271 218 53 28

Diamonds 13 7 1 5 1 211 208 3 24

Sowerby St 13 6 1 6 2 188 217 -29 22

Harlequins 13 5 0 8 5 186 204 -18 20

Rubies 13 3 0 10 2 117 244 -127 11

Jewels 13 1 0 12 2 75 272 -197 5

Av Joes 13 1 0 12 2 80 339 -259 5

Monday’s fixtures (division in brackets) - at North Bridge: 7.0, Triangle v Unity (3) and Rebels v Wasps (5); 7.35, ROKT v Halifax (3) and West End Girls v Rangers (5); 8.10, Sparks v Tiger Vets (3) and Black Jacks v Hillside Services (5); 8.45, Emeralds v Old Brodleins II (3) and Wolves v Gems (5); 9.20, Heath Ladies XL (3) and Dynamite v Thundercats (5).

At The Ridings: 7.0, Tigers v Panthers (1); 7.35, Towergate v Ryburn United (1); 8.10, Runners v Old Brodleians (1); 8.45, Hi-Tech Cougars v Torque; 9.20, Townies v Arrows (1).