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Novus sails into second round

Leicester Novus beat their friends from the Rotary Club of Wigston in the first round of the District Minor Sports competition.

The home side entertained Novus at The Nautical William pub in Wigston where a super supper was enjoyed half-way through the evening. But by that time it seemed likely that the visitors had won, on the basis of Novus’s skills at Jenga, dominoes and an unfathomable game called Buoy Racer provided by sailor and organiser Alan Grundy.

During the fellowship of the supper, competitors were fascinated to hear Richard Bartholomew talk about his return to Calcutta, his birthplace, where he found the grave of his father. Wigston’s success in the table skittles game which followed was not enough to secure Wigston a place in the second round, despite Gemma Kiddy’s negotiating skills.

So, having failed to secure a Brexit-type result, Gemma will now have to marshal her Novus troops when the club finds out who they will meet in the second round!

Gemma Kiddy and Alan Grundy tot up the scores, eagerly watched by members of both clubs

Gemma Kiddy and Alan Grundy tot up the scores, eagerly watched by members of both clubs