1996 Archive

SOFTBALL RESULTS 1996 SEASON

Division 1

April 24: Greensox bt Funsters 33-15 (5 inns), Pirates bt Runners 14-5 (4½ inns), Mavericks and M16s tied 10-10
May 1: Greensox bt Pirates 35-34 (5 inns), M16s bt Funsters 17-16 (6½ inns), Mavericks and Runners tied 11-11
May 8: Greensox bt Runners 22-19 (6½ inns), Mavericks bt Funsters 30-11 (6½ inns), Pirates bt M16s 28-10 (5½ inns)
May 15: Greensox bt Mavericks 15-14, Pirates bt Funsters 19-18, Runners bt M16s 30-5
May 22: Greensox and M16s tied 12-12, Mavericks bt Pirates 11-9, Runners bt Funsters 16-7

Standings at end of first half of season

Team P W T L Pct
Akihero Greensox 5 4 1 0 .900
Manchester Mavericks 5 2 2 1 .600
Platt Field Pirates 5 3 0 2 .600
Ringway Runners 5 2 1 2 .500
Manchester M16s 5 1 2 2 .400
Rusholme Funsters 5 0 0 5 .000 relegated

Mavericks beat Pirates in head-to-head

Division 2

April 24: Bees bt Bats 38-6 (5 inns), Foghorns bt Dodgers 29-9 (4½ inns)
May 1: Bees bt Hackers 27-23 (5½ inns), Bats v Dodgers postponed by Dodgers
May 8: Dodgers bt Hackers 38-10 (6 inns), Foghorns bt Bats 42-6 (6 inns)
May 15: Foghorns bt Bees 28-24 (6 inns), Hackers bt Bats (walk-over); Interdivisional friendly: Dodgers bt Blaggers 40-12
May 22: Foghornsbt Hackers 39-9, Bees bt Dodgers 28-27 (6½ inns); Interdivisional friendly: Bombers bt Bats 26-18
May 29: Dodgers bt Bats 43-4 (6½inns)

Standings at end of first half of season

Team P W T L Pct
Fog Lane Foghorns 4 4 0 0 1.000 promoted
T S Bees 4 3 0 1 0.750
Jammie Dodgers 4 2 0 2 0.500
UMIST Hackers 4 1 0 3 0.250
Didsbury Bats 4 0 0 4 0.000 relegated

Division 3

April 24: Bombers bt Blaggers 29-3 (4 inns), Ks bt Twatters 12-4 (4½ inns)
May 1: Bombers bt Exception13 18-8, Twatters bt Blaggers 25-10 (6 inns)
May 8: Exception13 bt Blaggers 13-9, Bombers bt Ks (walk-over)
May 15: Exception13 bt Ks 21-10 (6½ inns), Twatters bt Bombers 20-11 (6 inns)
May 22: Ks bt Blaggers 43-12 (5 inns), Exception13 v Twatters postponed by Twatters
June 13: Twatters and Exception13 tied 27-27

Standings at end of first half of season

Team P W T L Pct
TSB2 Bombers 4 3 0 1 .750 promoted
Exception 13 4 2 1 1 .650
Mad Twatters 4 2 1 1 .650
Special Ks 4 2 0 2 .500
Insight Blaggers 4 0 0 4 .000

Exception13 have a better RCI than Twatters

Mid-season cup competition

June 5: Round 1: Foghorns bt Blaggers 47-7 (5 inns), Mavericks bt Exception13 18-6, Dodgers bt Ks 32-10, Pirates bt Hackers 28-6 (6½ inns), Bees bt Bombers 20-12 (6½), Funsters bt Twatters 44-17, M16s bt Bats (walk-over), Runners bt Greensox 24-16
June 12: Quarter finals: Mavericks bt Foghorns 24-19 (6½ inns), Funsters bt Bees 20-19, M16s bt Runners 15-10 (6½ inns); Losers’ comp: Exception13 bt Blaggers 29-7 (6½ inns), Ks bt Hackers 37-21, Twatters bt Bombers 24-14 (6½ inns), Greensox bt Bats 51-13 (5 inns)
June 17: Quarter final: Dodgers bt Pirates – score not reported
June 19: Semi finals: Pirates bt Mavericks 32-12, Runners bt Funsters 10-9; Losers’ comp: Foghorns bt Dodgers 17-14, Ks bt Exception13 17-8, Greensox bt Twatters 29-28, Hackers bt Blaggers 52-4, Bats bt Bombers 29-28, M16s bt Bees (walk-over)
June 26: Final: Pirates and Runners tied 14-14 (6 inns). The fixture list was decimated by the footy on telly – only the Final itself was played, and this was ended at 7.30 to allow the players to watch the match. The two teams shared the title.
July 1: 7th-place match : Dodgers bt Bees 23-20
July 2: 15th-place match : Bombers bt Blaggers 20-9
9th and 13th place games played August 14th. Records do not show whether the remaining games were ever played: Mavericks v Funsters (3rd place), Foghorns v M16s (5th place), Exception13 v Twatters (11th place), Blaggers v Bombers (Wooden Spoon)

Second half of season

League games played 3rd July

Platt Fields met Ringway for the third time this season, in a repeat of last week’s cup final. This time they managed a result, giving the Pirates a 2½-½ lead in the series. Newly promoted Fog Lane had a good win over half-way leaders the Greensox, while for the fourth week running M16s had no game, this time conceding a walk-over to the Mavs because of a shortage of players. In Division 2, the Bees won the TSB “derby”, while the Dodgers won a high-scoring game with the ex-premier league Rusholme side. In Division 3 Didsbury had a comfortable win over Insight, despite a late rally by the Blaggers. The Kellogg’s team repeated their first-half win over the Twatters, while Exception 13 foiled (geddit?) our newest recruits, the Sabre Cats.

Division 1

Foghorns beat Greensox 25-21 (6½ innings)
Mavericks beat M16s (walk-over)
Pirates beat Runners 27-11 (7 innings)

Division 2

Bees beat Bombers 40-26 (7 innings)
Dodgers beat Funsters 53-33 (6½ innings)

Division 3

Special Ks beat Twatters 26-15 (7 innings)
Exception13 beat Cats 29-8 (5 innings)
Bats beat Blaggers 24-16 (6½ innings)

League games played 10th July

Division 1

Foghorns beat M16s 20-17
Mavericks beat Runners 16-9 (6½ innings)
Pirates beat Greensox 27-10 (6½ innings)

Division 2

Bees beat Hackers 37-10 (6½ innings)
Dodgers beat Bombers 25-26

Division 3

Special Ks beat Sabre Cats 21-4 (4½ innings)
Bats beat Exception13 19-18 (9 innings)
Blaggers beat twatters (walk-over)

League games played 17th July

Division 1

Foghorns bt Mavericks 24-9 (7 innings)
Greensox bt Runners 12-11 (7 innings)
M16s v Pirates postponed

Division 2

Dodgers bt Hackers 28-27 (7 innings)
Funsters bt Bombers 18-6 (7 innings)

Division 3

Ks bt Bats 42-23 (6½ innings)
Cats bt Twatters (walk over)
Exception13 bt Blaggers 32-18 (7 innings)

League games played 24th July

Division 1

M16s bt Greensox 18-15 (6½ innings)
Runners bt Foghorns 27-20 (7 innings)
Mavericks v Pirates postponed

Division 2

Funsters bt Hackers 29-13 (6½ innings)
Bees v Dodgers postponed

Division 3

Bats bt Cats 21-12 (5½ innings)
Blaggers bt Ks 32-18 (7 innings)
Exception13 bt Twatters cancelled
The Mad Twatters team has now folded. The league executive committee has decided to annul all their results from the second round.

League games played 7th August

Division 1

M16s bt Runners 17-16 (7 innings)
Foghorns bt Pirates 30-9 (5 innings)
Mavericks bt Greensox 26-16 (6 innings)

Division 2

Bombers bt Hackers 22-13 (4½ innings)
Bees v Funsters postponed

Division 3

Blaggers bt Cats 35-1 (4½ innings)
Ks bt Exception13 17-13 (7 innings)

Games played 14th August

Division 1

Mavericks bt Pirates 16-13 (6½ innings)

Division 2

Bees and Dodgers tied 25-25 (7 innings)

Cup games

9th place (Losers’ Plate final): Ks bt Greensox 22-8 (7 innings)
13th place: Hackers bt Bats 19-15 (7 innings)

Games played 21st August

Division 1

Pirates beat M16s (score to be confirmed)

Division 2

Bees beat Funsters 26-8 (5 innings)

This result confirms the TSBees as 2nd divission champions, with a better “Runs conceded per inning” than the Dodgers

FINAL LEAGUE STANDINGS

Division 1
Team P W T L RC I Pct GB
Fog Lane Foghorns 5 4 0 1 83 32 .800 champions!
Manchester Mavericks 5 4 0 1 62 34 .800
Platt Field Pirates 5 3 0 2 67+ 25+ .600 1
Manchester M16s 5 2 0 3 58*+ 21+ .400 2
Akihero Greensox 5 1 0 4 108 30 .200 3
Ringway Runners 5 1 0 4 92 34 .200 3

* M16s’ walk-over defeat counted as 0-7 in 7 innings
+ Score for Pirates v M16s not included

Division 2
Team P W T L RC I Pct GB
T S Bees 4 3 1 0 69 26 .875 champions!
Jammie Dodgers 4 3 1 0 110 28 .875
Rusholme Funsters 4 2 0 2 98 25 .500
TSB2 Bombers 4 1 0 3 97 26 .250
UMIST Hackers 4 0 0 4 116 23 .000
Division 3 – Final Standings
Team P W T L RC I Pct GB
Special Ks 4 3 0 1 57 26 .750 champions!
Didsbury Bats 4 3 0 1 88 28 .750
Exception 13 4 2 0 2 62 28 .500 1
Insight Blaggers 4 2 0 2 71 25 .500 1
Sabre Cats 4 0 0 4 106 17 .000 3

TOURNAMENT

On Saturday August 10th, SMSL hosted a one-day tournament at the Manchester University sports ground at Northenden/Wythenshawe. Visiting teams from Birmingham and Leeds joined local sides in a splendid day’s softball, marred only by the serious injury to one of the Birmingham players. A little compensation for the Brummies, who won the trophy, while the Coopers, from Leeds, collected the Plate.

Full tournament results