Senior British League 2013-14 Gets underway this weekend

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The Senior British League will make its hotly anticipated return when it gets underway this week.

104 teams across 13 divisions will battle it out to be crowned champions of their respective divisions and all the drama that comes with it.

Last year proved to be another successful year for the British League, with the incomparable passion, tension and drama delivering in abundance.

In Division 1 Midlands, Sycamore will be one of the favourites to take the title with a wealth of talent at their disposal. However, the likes of Emma Vickers’ Speedwell Chesterfield and Adam Nutland from Woodfield are just a number of their competitors, it promises to be a pulsating campaign.

Division 1 North looks set to be one of the most enthralling divisions across the board, with a number of sides in the mix for glory. Northfield, led by Damian Nicholls, will be a big contender, but Halton, Ravenscroft and Ormesby will all fancy their chances too.

Relegated Kingfisher will begin life outside the Premier in Division 1 South and will have tough company upon arrival in the shape of Greenhouse II, York Gardens and Godalming Coversure.

Division 2 Midlands will be contested by a further eight impressive teams, none more so than Westfield, who begin the season as slight favourites.

Division 2 North will see Ormesby’s third team take center stage, and their battle with Formby and Woodfield II promises to be a memorable one.

Division 2 South will hold host to another closely fought division, with very little to pick between the sides. Joola Morpeth TTC and Mossford II will be contenders, but York Gardens II and TTC Cornwall will also be well in the hunt.

In Division 3, Sycamore IV will be expected to go strong in the Midlands Division, with NWF looking set to be one of their main rivals.

The North equivalent will see Pudsey and Ormesby IV battle it out for the title, with Woodfield V and Scarborough also in the hunt.

Meanwhile, Division 3 South hosts Property Street, who are expected to go well, and London Academy II and York Gardens IV.

TT Ulster look particularly strong in Division 4 Midlands and will take some stopping if they are to be beaten, whilst Rotherham Scorpions will be gunning for promotion out of Division 4 North.

Division 4 South and East will see eight competitive teams battle it out, with Kingfisher II and Horsham Spinners expected to do well, and finally, Sussex Eagles will look to being a flight up the divisions as they enter Division 4 South and West as slight favourites.

Matthew Shaw
British League Press & Publicity Team

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