Event: DPL (Meet 3)
Date: 1st December 2013
Venue: Lutterworth Sports Centre, Leicester
Warwick’s Leicester outing looked set to be their hardest yet. The team were up against the Meteors, the self-proclaimed favourites, as well as five-time National champions the Jammy Dodgers as well as the Bedfordshire Bulls, one of Warwick’s fiercest rivals.
The first game followed the script to a tee: the Warriors were caught cold against a very good Meteors team and fell, with a whimper, to a 13-1 defeat. The less said about that, the better.
Jammy Dodgers were next, a powerful and postulating outfit. They were missing a few key players though, and the men in red smelled the scent of an upset. Unfortunately, Warwick started slowly, losing the first few games. The boys rallied, but were unable to turn the late charge into a victory as they succumbed to a 8-6 defeat.
Once again, two early defeats heaped the pressure on the lads to finish the day off with a win. And once again, the lads prevailed. In arguably their most impressive game of the season so far, The Warriors blitzed through a disheartened Bedfordshire side, crowing the day with a crushing 12-2 win.
This weekend was a coming-of-age for Ollie Hopkins, the youngest member of the squad. After a steep learning curve, the young pretender is starting to mix it with the big boys. Solid throwing power and a few stunning catches were notable highlights.