The Third division came to an end after 15 weeks of play, where 8 teams participated, with Atlas Insurance confirmed as champions for same division.
The league’s last night was played in the form of a Position night, where 1st play vs 2nd, 3rd vs 4th, etc. In fact only games 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 4 could actually affect the standings.
1st placed Atlas Insurance faced The Scotsman Pub, the latter being the only team who offered challenge to the former. If The Scotsman Pub wanted to win the league they had to win at least 7-1. Atlas Insurance though won the 1st 2 points, thus securing the title of champions. The match finished in a 4-4 draw, which meant that The Scotsman Pub ended as runners up. High bowlers for this match were: Joe Cortis (465 – Atlas Insurance) and Dwayne Zahra (401 – The Scotsman Pub).
The match Pin Pulse vs The WMD’s could also change who would clinch the 3rd place. Pin Pulse won 6-2, therefore the trophy goes to them. Milos Kojic rolled a good 541 for Pin Pulse and was high male bowler of the week, whilst the best for The WMD’s was a 434 by David Gibbs.
The other 2 matches: Here for the Beer vs Ready Steady Bowl and Move it vs Central Bank of Malta both ended in a 6-2 in favour of the first teams.
Highest bowlers for this season were: Joseph Cortis and Angelita Delicata both from Atlas Insurance, whilst the most improved players for this division were Oscar Fröberg, Jenny Eve Jenkins and Angelita Delicata.
The two top teams earned the right to be promoted to division 2 next season, which will be starting on 5th July.
Standings: Atlas Insurance – 83, The Scotsman Pub – 79, Pin Pulse – 66, The WMD’s – 58, Ready Steady Bowl – 51, Here 4 the Beer – 50, Move It – 50, Central Bank of Malta – 43