St Brelade take over at the top.
A quarter of the way through the parish pétanque league season the table’s beginning to take on a familiar look apart from the emergence of Grouville as a serious contender for the title. A hard-won 4-2 victory away to St Helier, despite the home side winning two of the games in the first round of doubles matches, kept them in second place, one point behind the leaders, St Brelade. The top team also picked up the full three points away from home, St Brelade beating St John 5-1, leaving the home team second to bottom.
The reigning champions, St Saviour, are a point behind Grouville in third place after a 4-2 win at St Clement who now prop up the entire table and have only managed to pick up two points so far. One of the early pacemakers, Trinity, went down to their second defeat of the season at the hands of St Mary whose 4-3 victory saw them move into fourth place in the table.
Trinity are now a point behind St Mary tied with St Lawrence in fifth place whose visit to St Peter resulted in a 4-2 victory to the away side. Elsewhere St Martin picked up their second win of the season beating St Ouen at home 4-2, though it was close with two of their wins being by a 13-12 score line