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leeds take out speedo final

City of Leeds retained their Speedo League title with a comfortable victory in the final, held at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge. The Yorkshire club posted a score of 288 points to finish well clear of second placed City of Coventry on 244 and third placed Millfield on 241. With the final stripped of many of the internationals who often grace the competition as the British Olympic team competes at the French Nationals, it was Leeds’ strength in depth which told on their rivals, although they were made to work very hard for their win. Particularly impressive were the ladies open team who took three of the five available individual wins and also took out top spot in both relays.

Meanwhile in the B final, Kingston upon Hull were unable to make it a repeat of last year’s north east double as they couldn’t defend their title. The win was taken by a spirited performance from Leatherhead, the surprise package of last year’s Cup final, as they pipped Plymouth Leander by 12 points to take the honours.

Results

Cup final

1. City of Leeds			288
2. City of Coventry		244
3. Millfield			241
4. Portsmouth Northsea		231
5. Hatfield			221
6. City of Salford			197
7. City of Liverpool		190
8. City of Norwich			189

B final

1. Leatherhead			278
2. Plymouth Leander		266
3. Borough of  Hillingdon		247
4. Kingston upon Hull 		240
5. Northampton			238
6. Perry Beeches			211
7. Exeter City			199
8. Horwich			121