Winter League and Development League – Week 4

Winter League and Development League – Week 4

The Winter and Development Leagues are getting to the pointy end of the season with just one more round to go for teams to force their way into the finals of the competition.

Phoenix are likely one win from wrapping up first place in the Winter League but tasted their first defeat with the Sharks win pushing them to just three points outside the top four. It was a crazy week of results with only Sharks and Sweet Heat claiming two wins. It also sets up a grandstand finish with Phoenix the only team all but confirmed of their finals spot. It will be a great finish the to regular season with Manly Eagles leapfrogging into third place after starting the week in fifth.

Phantoms were the big movers in the girls Development League, rising from second last to third after three games on Sunday, claiming two wins and a loss on the day. While Hit Squad and Macarthur are already confirmed finalists, Phantoms, Blue Jays, Cumberland Force – Gold and Cumberland Force – Black are all in contention for the final two available spots.

Blue Jays are firming as Macarthur’s biggest challengers in the boys Development League starting yesterday’s matches with a draw. Barbarians also pulled away from the Cumberland Force after a 5-3 win in their match, leaving the Force to keep chasing their first win in the competition.

The final round action shifts to Campbelltown Softball Association’s Milton Park next week before returning to Blacktown International Sportspark on May 27.

The week three results for the Winter League competition are:

Type Time Team 1  Score Team 2
Winter League 1:00 pm Hills 4-9 Country Coasties
Winter League 3:00 pm Blue Jays 5-7 Sweet Heat
Winter League 3:00 pm Manly All Stars 1-5 Sharks
Winter League 5:00 pm Phoenix 10-0 Hawks
Winter League 5:00 pm Manly All Stars 4-9 Sweet Heat
Winter League 5:00 pm Phantoms 4-1 Cumberland Force
Winter League 5:00 pm Manly Eagles 15-1 Country Coasties
Winter League 7:00 pm Manly Eagles 2-2 Cumberland Force
Winter League 7:00 pm Phantoms 5-12 Hawks
Winter League 7:00 pm Hills 11-4 Blue Jays
Winter League 7:00 pm Sharks 4-3 Phoenix

Ladder

Team GP W L D PTS RF RA
Phoenix 8 7 1 0 22 55 10
Hawks 8 6 2 0 20 72 39
Manly Eagles 8 5 2 1 19 60 33
Phantoms 8 5 3 0 18 54 29
Cumberland Force 8 4 2 2 18 48 31
Sweet Heat 8 4 4 0 16 44 51
Sharks 8 3 4 1 15 41 52
Hills 8 3 5 0 14 36 42
Manly All Stars 8 3 5 0 14 47 60
Country Coasties 8 2 6 0 12 19 66
Blue Jays 8 0 8 0 8 29 92

The week three results for the girls Development League are:

Type Time Team 1 Score Team 2
Development League – Girls 9:00 am Cumberland Force – Gold 2-18 Macarthur
Development League – Girls 9:00 am Wolves 1-3 Phantoms
Development League – Girls 9:00 am Blue Jays 7-10 Cumberland Force – Black
Development League – Girls 11:00 am Macarthur 9-4 Cumberland Force – Black
Development League – Girls 11:00 am Blue Jays 2-9 Hit Squad
Development League – Girls 11:00 am Cumberland Force – Gold 12-11 Phantoms
Development League – Girls 1:00 pm Phantoms 9-7 Cumberland Force – Black
Development League – Girls 1:00 pm Hit Squad 18-2 Wolves

Ladder

Team GP W L D Pen. PTS RF RA
Hit Squad 10 9 0 1 0 29 121 26
Macarthur 10 8 1 1 0 27 105 30
Phantoms 10 4 6 0 0 18 75 83
Cumberland Force – Black 10 4 6 0 0 18 81 87
Cumberland Force – Gold 10 4 6 0 0 18 60 98
Blue Jays 10 2 7 1 0 15 44 87
Wolves 10 2 7 1 -9 3 35 103

*Wolves were penalised 9 points for three forfeits on week three of the Development League – Girls competition.

The week one results for the boys Development League are:

Type Time Team 1 Score Team 2
Development League 11:00 am Blue Jays 5-5 Macarthur
Development League 1:00 pm Barbarians 5-3 Cumberland Force
Development League 3:00 pm Barbarians 2-12 Macarthur
Development League 3:00 pm Blue Jays 8-1 Cumberland Force

Ladder

Team GP W L D PTS RF RA
Macarthur 5 3 0 1 14 61 15
Blue Jays 5 3 1 1 12 35 25
Barbarians 5 2 3 0 9 28 46
Cumberland Force 5 0 5 0 5 13 51