Arden lifted the main UKPA and Polocrosse Extreme league for the third time in their history, while once size of club was taken into account it was a first ever win for Northern Lions, who accumulated 10.31 points per player over the season.
Arden won the Janet Jones trophy for the main league after a strong 2018 season, which also saw them finish second at the UKPA National Championships. They scored points in every grade (and were the only club to do so) as they beat the eight time winners Kent Target into second place by 480 points to 429. Celyn were a fairly distant third place with 293 points, just ahead of Cotswold on 273 points.
After the big four clubs (who do have the advantage of size in the main league) there was then a gap of over a hundred points back to Limemere in fifth place with 134 points, with Yorkshire Warriors just behind them on 117 and then was is a clutch of clubs below the hundred points mark.
Northern Lions get their name put on the Polocrosse Extreme Cup, for the league taking into account size of club, for the first time. They outdid Highlanders, who managed 9.83 points per playing member. Arden are a close third with 9.41 points, with Kent on 8.74 points in fourth place. Last year’s winners Limemere were also in fifth place again in this league and they are followed Celyn and Warwick in 6th and 7th, who are separated by just 0.01 points per player.
Looking at the league grade by grade it is Kent Target who did the best in the A grade across the whole season, scoring 83 points in it. Highlanders picked up second spot with 59 points while Cotswold managed 54 points.
In the B grade it was Arden who had the best season, scoring 69 points. Cotswold scored 59 points in second spot, with Kent Target in third on 52 points.
Kent Target came out on top in the C grade with 79 points, with Arden on 58 points in second place. Limemere are in a very close third place with 56 points. In the D grade it was an incredibly close 2 way battle between Cotswold and Arden but it is Cotswold who came out on top by just one point, 107 points versus Arden’s 106.
The E grade saw another win for Arden with 46 points, with Limemere in second sport on 29 and Eastern Pennine third on 24.
In the Junior grades it was a good win for Kent in the Open Juniors with 116 points, with Celyn in second place on 85 points. Northern Lions were third with 45 points.
Celyn did win the Intermediate Juniors with 104 points, with Arden in second place on 57 points and Northern Lions third again on on 28 points.
Arden and Kent fought out a hard season against each other in Primary Juniors and, as in the overall league, Arden just came out on top by 94 points to 81. Limemere were third with 10 points.
For the full league tables, please see the tables below or to download the PDF version
Overall League 2018
League – Points per Player 2018