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Final League Tables 2022-23

And so the league programme for 2022-23 has come to an end. I can announce that the winners and runners-up for each of our divisions was as follows:



Women's Division



Men's Division 1

Team Medway


Men's Division 2



Foundation League



As far as keeping things undecided until as late as possible is concerned, it would have been difficult to map out the fixture programmes any better. All 3 divisions were decided in the last fixture round of the season, with multiple outcomes possible in each case:

Women’s Division

* Maidstone Diamonds’ win over Strood in their final match lifted them into 2nd place, 1 point ahead of Invicta.

* The following weekend, Invicta were at home to Dartford in the final match in the division.

* A 3-0 win for Invicta would have seen them take the title at Dartford’s expense. A 3-0 win for Dartford would have left Invicta in 3rd place, 1 point behind Diamonds.

* In the end, Dartford prevailed 3-1 to secure the title and Invicta drew level on points with Diamonds. But Invicta’s higher sets difference saw them take 2nd spot, with Diamonds slipping to 3rd.

Men’s Division 1

The contest had boiled down to a straight race between Dartford-1 (reigning champions) and Team Medway.

* Dartford played their final league match of the season on 19th March, gaining a 3-1 win over Oasis (more about that later).

* Medway’s 5-set win over Strood the same day (15-13 in the final set and with only 5 points between the teams over the 5 sets) kept the gap at 6 points in Dartford’s favour but with Medway having 2 more matches to play.

* Medway then notched up a 3-0 win over Tonbridge on 16th April, to close the gap to 3 points.

So, all to play for as Medway went into their final match of the season, at home to Oasis.

* Mathematically, Dartford had their fingers crossed for an Oasis win as even a 3-2 win for Medway would have been enough to draw level on points and sets difference, but with Medway having a superior aggregate set points difference.

* Medway secured a 3-1 win in the end, so they pipped Dartford on sets difference, by just 1 set.

* Back to that Dartford v Oasis match on 19th March.

* The 3rd set between the 2 teams went to 35-33 in Oasis’ favour. If Dartford had been able to sneak that set instead of losing it, we would have needed to get the calculators out for possible outcomes.

Men’s Division 2

* Tonbridge-2’s win over Maidstone-Cobalt drew them level with Maidstone-Rocks on league points and with a tantalisingly close sets difference.

* But Rocks’ 3-1 win over Dartford-3 a week later sealed Rocks taking the title by 3 league points.

* It also left D-3 just a single point short of T-2. If D-3 had been able to take an extra set against Rocks, then Tonbridge and D-3 would have been tied on league points and with an identical sets difference. With an aggregate set points difference of only 11 separating the 2 teams at the end, who knows how it could have finished if D-3 had won that extra set……

The Foundation League has a number of fixtures which have not yet been played and I hope that at least some of them will be played in the coming weeks.

Updated full tables and results can be found on the Tables & Results tab.


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