Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division – 6th Division Final Tables 1987

Final Tables 1987

Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Llanrumney1414028
2Alexandra Old Boys149518
3Caerau148616
4St. Michael's148616
5Old Illtydians145910
6Rumney RFC145910
7Grange Albion144108
8Gower Sports143116

Welsh Baseball Union County Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1St. Peter's1411322
2Ninian Spurs1410420
3Grange Catholic149518
4Llandaff North148616
5Tavistock147714
6St. Alban's145910
7Newport Civil Service144108
8Penylian142124

Welsh Baseball Union 1st Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Bridgend Street1210220
2Clifton129318
3St. Joseph's128416
4St. Michael's B12488
5Alexandra Old Boys B12488
6Caerau B12488
7Llanfrechfa12396

Welsh Baseball Union 2nd Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Grange Albion B1312124
2Fitzalan1410420
3Machen RFC149518
4Llanrumney B148616
5Newlands147714
6Whitechurch RFC144108
7Grange Catholics B13397
8Gower Sports B141132

Welsh Baseball Union 3rd Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Rumney RFC B1111022
2Tongwyndale129318
3Old Illtydians B128416
4Falrook126612
5St. Michael's C12396
6Newport Civil Service B122104
7Whitechurch11294

Welsh Baseball Union 4th Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Hendre1414028
2Newport Dockers1410420
3Caerau C148616
4Wiggins Teape147714
5Newbridge146812
6Clagon Coronation145910
7Ninian Spurs B144108
8Tarelblack Saracens142124

Welsh Baseball Union 5th Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Llandaff North B1412224
2New Park Liberals1410420
3St. Alban's B138516
4Asko Salvage148616
5St. Phillip Expos (WBU)138516
6St. Peter's B144108
7Penylian B142124
8Llanrumney C141132

Welsh Baseball Union 6th Division 1987

PosTeamPWLPts
1Grange Catholics C1412224
2Caerndron RFC1411322
3Essefador1410420
4Bridgend Street B147714
5Cowden FC146812
6St. Fallon's14499
7Llandalen144108
8Morganstown RFC140131

Recap

The 1987 Welsh Baseball Union (Men’s) season featured 62 teams across 8 Divisions, from the Premier Division to the County Division, and then from the 2st Division down to the 6th Division. There were a couple of teams who forfeited the season but otherwise it was a successful season, with Lllanrumney finishing by far the best team, picking up the Premier Division title with a maximum 28 points from 14 games. St. Peter’s won the County Division on 22 points (11-3), Bridgend Street were the 1st Division winners on 20 points, Grange Albion took the 2nd Division honours on 24 points (12-1). The lower tables were won by Rumney RFC B on 22 points (11-0) in the 3rd Division, Hendre 28 Points (14-0) in the 4th Division, Llandaff North B were 5th Division winners with 24 points (12-2) and Grange Catholics C won the 6th Division title with 24 points (12-2).

The names hark back to a bygone era in South Wales, not just teams such as Grange Catholics and St. Peter’s, which would have had a large Irish Catholic contingent on their rosters, but also teams with names referencing Major League Baseball (a different, but similar sport) such as St. Phillip’s Expos, no doubt a nod to Montreal Expos. Other references to other sports include Ninian Spurs, based in the same neighbourhood as the old Cardiff City Football Club ground Ninian Park, and also Rugby Football Club and Association Football Club (Soccer) teams such as Rumney RFC and Cowden FC. New Park Liberals, Newport Civil Service also make reference to a political and administrative climate which has no doubt shifted radically since. Then there are the Old Boys teams such as Old Illtydians and Alexandra Old Boys, past pupils of Schools in South Wales and the teams with Llan in their name, a popular Welsh-language prefix. Very few, if any, of these teams are still in existence now as the League has become a Schools League.

Welsh Baseball [Picture credit: Pexels.com]

References

[1] Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Facebook (2017) Around the Bases : Welsh Baseball union April / May 1988 [Internet] Available from: http://www.facebook.com/21387949710/photos/pcb.10155902328909711/10155902302069711/?type=3&theater [Accessed 30 November 2017][Actual Page Reference: https://www.facebook.com/Welsh-Ladies-baseball-Union-21387949710/photos/pcb.10155902328909711/10155902303314711 [Accessed 30 November 2017][Last Accessed 15 October 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Eddie Brasil

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