Saxons win Maidenhead League title - 24 March 2022
For the fourth season running the Maidenhead League title has come to Cippenham. Following Cippenham Trojans triumph in the Covid-curtailed season of 2019-20, it is Cippenham Saxons who have won the title this year, matching their successes of 2017-18 and 2018-19. Only Graham Trimming and Albert Cheung remain from those successful Saxons sides, having been joined this season by Alan Moss and Ludo Montiel. The title has been won with two matches still to play and has been a great team effort as all four players feature high in the averages, each having won more than eighty percent of their games.
Needing only seven points from Thursday's match against strugglers Cippenham Titans, the title was secured when Graham Trimming completed his treble of 3-0 wins to put Saxons 7-0 ahead before Alan Moss and Albert Cheung completed their respective maximums. Titans gained a consolation point for winning the doubles encounter.
This is the eleventh time that Cippenham teams have won the Maidenhead League, stretching back to the time when six titles were won in nine years between 1981 and 1989. A solitary title was also won in 2012. During the intervening years, Cippenham concentrated on the now defunct Slough League, racking up twenty-four titles between 1978 and 2010.