Almondsbury, England, GroundhopUK, Hellenic hop, hellenic league, Malmesbury Victoria, The Field
Thursday 18th April 2019 ko 19.30
Hellenic League Division One West
ALMONDSBURY 3 (Sheppard 45 Lane 85 Bisp 87)
MALMESBURY VICTORIA 2 (Jones 6 Tranter 77)
As I mentioned in the Barnton article the original plan for Easter was for GroundhopUK to be based in the North West Counties League. Conventional wisdom would be that they made a mistake in turning down Easter for their hop, but they got excellent crowds for their event in March, so perhaps they bucked that trend. If turning down Easter could be said to be their loss (and I’m not totally convinced), then the Hellenic certainly gained. By swapping the two events around the Hellenic got a prime groundhopping slot, and he chance for 13 clubs to host rather than the 7 we’d originally planned. Brian King at the Hellenic jumped at the chance of an expanded hop but we did create an oddity though, and that was Almondsbury hosting.