In theÂ 15 double-headers played so far this season in theÂ NBL South, all butÂ a coupleÂ have been sweeps. Interestingly, the two splits both took place at Roundshaw, and bothÂ involved the Croydon Pirates and the Bracknell Blazers. This Sunday, these two team meet up again at Roundshaw (the games were originally scheduled to take place at Bracknell’s home ground, but the venue has now been switched).
Barring a freak turn-around in form, neither side will make the National Finals, but the battle between the two teams has formed a sub-plot of the story of the league this season, with all four games up to this point havingÂ been close-fought contests that stayed alive till theÂ final inning.
North of the River Thames, the Richmond Flames will be trying their hardest to spoil the London Mets’ thus-far perfect record, in a double-header at Finsbury Park.
A recently publishedÂ article on the British Baseball Federation website provides an excellent run-down of the situation across the whole British baseball league with regard to qualification for the finals in all four tiers of play.