After this weekend’s fixtures (Saturday 22 January 22) Trinity and Kingston sit at the top of Surrey 1 on 51 points each, Trinity with 10 wins and 2 draws and Kingston with 10 wins and 1 draw (with bonus points making up the difference). On the face of it, with 193 points difference to our 159, many will be asking as to why Trinity are top and Kingston are second.
John Crate has kindly provided the answer:
If two or more Clubs have the same number of League points at the end of the Season, final league positions shall be determined firstly by the number of wins achieved, then the number of draws and then on the basis of match points scored.
(i) A Club with a larger number of wins in the League shall be placed higher than a Club with the same number of League points but fewer wins.
(ii) A Club with a larger number of draws shall be placed ahead of a Club with a fewer number of draws.
(iii) If Clubs have equal League points and an equal number of wins and draws in the League then a Club with a larger difference between match points ‘for’ and match points ‘against’ shall be placed higher in the League than a Club with a smaller difference between match points ‘for’ and match points ‘against’.
As you can see we are currently above Kingston not on points difference but because we have 2 draws and they have 1.
There are five tough games to go in the league and anything could happen.
Come on you Mids!