Jesters need Weymouth win double to keep alive play-off dream

20:07 22 February 2012

Winning one out of the last four games is not what the Jesters had been hoping to see with the end of the season closing in.

Beaten 55-53 at Torbay, 63-54 at Exeter Police and 52-61 to North Devon has not helped the Jesters’ bid to make the playoffs at all.

A home win of 60-43 against Torbay helped to keep the cause alive, but it might be seemed as a bit of a let-off considering that Torbay did not bring a full strength team to compete in Exmouth.

With four games to go the Jesters currently sit third in Division Two with a record of six wins and ten defeats.

Exeter Police are fourth and Torquay sit fifth with the later having games in hand to overhaul the Jesters who now face back to back matches with Weymouth.

Two victories over a Weymouth outfit would certainly boost the Jesters chances of making the play-offs.

“What would we be a shame,” says Jesters Chair Davy, “Is if teams around us end up forfeiting games. It’s something that happened to us last season. Teams that

were likely to win ending up forfeiting against lesser teams lifting them above us come the end of the season. Needless to say I had several expletives to say on the matter.”

Chris Davy the Exmouth Jesters Chair and co-founder of Bridge Building Basketball Exmouth the project that helped create the Jesters is stepping down at the end of

the season. He says: “As much as I’d like to remain in the role it’s important that someone else takes the reigns.”

Davy will still retain his role within Bridge Building Basketball Exmouth and look to help form a Primary Schools programme in Exmouth and the surrounding area.

He says: “It’s important that we help promote the game at the other end of the spectrum now. In order to sustain you need to be able to establish a feeder system. Not only that, but basketball as a sport has an exciting dynamic that many children won’t have experienced in any other sport they play. We encourage participation in all sports and I personally recognise that in order to become a successful sportsperson it’s about being dynamic and having skills that you can reapply in other areas.”

Those interested in starting basketball should attend the 12-1pm session hosted in the Sports Hall, Gypsy Lane, Exmouth Community College on Sundays. Cost £3.

Anyone interested in taking on the role of Chair of Exmouth Jesters basketball club is asked to contact Davy by phone at 01395 273993 or via e-mail to chris.davy@hotmail.co.uk

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

12:23
Somerset Rebels versus Plymouth Devils Speedway action. Picture Ian Hitchcock

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end, and so it proved last night at the Oak Tree Arena, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels unbeaten home run came to an end with a shock defeat at the hands of local rivals the Plymouth Devils, writes Dave Thompson.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34

The past week has featured those friendly matches which survived the monsoon, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34
Bowls

The weather interrupted the games over the weekend, on Friday the ladies were due to play Starcross in the league which has had to be re-arranged.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:34
Sidmouth's Matt Cooke on his way to a half century at home to Paignton. Ref shsp 1629-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth batsman Matt Cooke, after many ‘near-things’, finally crossed the coveted line and chalked up his first league century for the Fortfield side’s 1st XI, writes Stephen Birley.

Read more
Thu, 12:38
East Devon Golf Club's Professional's Day winners (left to right); Mark Cole, Heather Coles, Martin Coles and Jacob (Cubby) Tinsley.

Trevor Underwood hosted his Professional’s Day at East Devon on Saturday, writes Paul Willoughby.

Read more
Thu, 12:38
golf generic picture

The Oaks Memorial Trophy took place and, as usual, there was an excellent turnout for this major competition, writes Carole Pye.

Read more
Thu, 12:38
Exeter Falcons management Rob Doran (left) and Alan Spencer

More than 100 Exeter Falcons fans attended a packed public meeting to hear prospective promoters Rob Doran and Alan Spencer announce that they had found a site for a new track, writes Tony Lethbridge.

Read more
Thu, 12:36
Neil Matson and Vela Fresca leaving Ponta Delgada at the start of the return leg of the Azores and Back race

Two members of the Exe Sailing Club, Neil Matson in Vela Fresca and Jeremy Moore in Redeye, recently completed the famous and well-established Azores and Back Race (AZAB) ocean sailing race.

Read more
Thu, 12:36
The school rounders team that reached the national finals

Over a hundred sporty stars, parents and teachers gathered at Bassetts Farm Primary School, to celebrate the many achievements of the past 12 months.

Read more
Thu, 12:35
Football generic picture

Exmouth Town complete their pre-season programme on Tuesday evening when Newton Abbot Spurs are the visitors to Southern Road kick off 7.30pm, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition


Exmouth's trusted business finder