The 1st weekend of the BLC division took place at the Ormesby Club on Sat/Sun gone. 10 teams will compete for the title over 5 weekends.( All the rest of the w/ends will be at the Sycamore Club.) Draycott, Drumchapel, Halton, Kingfisher, London Academy, Ormesby, Portsmouth, Sycamore, Whitworth Academy and Wymondham are the clubs contesting. The standard was very good, with Portsmouth winning all their 4 matches, to lead the table. Notable names on show: Naphat Boonyaprapa, Victor Guang,Marcus Giles, Dexter St. Louis, and Mark Short. The home club, Ormesby, fielded a very young side and managed to win one match. I was only there on the Saturday and I umpired two matches; Sycamore v. Ormesby and Drumchapel v. Draycott. I found it very hard/tiring to do all 8 games solo in each matches and I much prefer playing! But I have to say that the behaviour of the players was very good and there were only two instances of any controversy decision. So not too much stress.