It looks like a nail-biter at the top as Chichester will take on Storrington to decide Division 1 Ladies – and a resume of the Divisions 2, 3 and 4.

This is the business end of the Winter season when there are a handful of matches to be played to decide the championships and the relegation and promotion slots. And in this current climate of wind and rain any results could happen.

In Division 1 it is a pretty simple equation for Chichester. They need to beat Storrington Ladies 4 – 0 to win the title. For Storrington a draw will make them champs or even a slim defeat with their set percentage being so much better. The key will probably be between Emily Quin, Becky Farrow and Caroline Mathews for Storrington against Nadine Doutre and Katica Robertson for Chichester. Squeezed in between those teams is Hamden Ladies who will be hoping for a thumping Storrington win to confirm second place.

There is an intriguing battle brewing in Division 2. Virgin Active are top with 16 points but have played all their matches. Below them lurk the Wickwoods Club and Crowborough and they must play each other. How wonderful these schedules work out! Again the task is simple for Wickwoods. They have to beat Crowborough in reality. Although they have a game in hand it is against the fourth placed Harbour Club and that will also prove to be another tough match. Cracking scenario. Who will keep their nerve?

The Third Division is all about Eastbourne College. And the stats are extraordinary. They have played 4 matches. Not only have they won all the rubbers, but they have not dropped a set. They have hardly dropped a game all season. Hopefully that talent will turn into County achievements and beyond for players like Summer Reeves and Aria Wang. And credit to Cross in Hand and the Green who have plugged away in Eastbourne’s shadow to challenge for the next two places.

In Division 4 it looks like it will go down to the wire between Angmering and David Lloyd Worthing. Although David Lloyd is a point in front they have played one more game than Angmering but the last match of the season will be between these two sides to see who lifts the trophy.  The stars would appear to be Helen Skingley of David Lloyd who has won 11 matches out of the 12 she has played. For Angmering it looks more of an all round effort with Karen Harfield, JuliePearce, Lauren Bishop and Megan Close all turning in consistent performances.

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