Table Skittles is a traditional Leicester game, which has developed for over 100 years from the old English pub game of Hood Skittles, and has a large enthusiastic following. Table Skittles consists of four components, one table, nine skittle pins, three wooden 'cheeses' and a motte. The skittle pins are made of cuts of beech or apple wood. The cheeses are made from a harder wood called Laburnum. The motte (the area from which the cheeses are thrown) is positioned 9 feet from the front skittle pin. It is 9 inches wide at the front, 18 inches at the back and a minimum of 11.5 inches above the floor. Both feet should remain within the motte when throwing. The object is to throw the three cheeses, one at a time from the motte and known down as many pins as possible. The cheeses must be thrown from the front of the hand, skimming is allowed, and must also be thrown underhanded.
TEAMS IN ORDER OF PLAY.
BIRSTALL ROVERS: JULIE MARVIN; AVERILL EDEN; PAT HARRISON; GRAHAME HARRISON; BILL EDEN; JOHN WALKER; JACK MANSHIP; WAYNE WALKER; KELLY EDEN;
HAZEL CLAYTON; ALAN EDEN; MICK STOKES
STAR & GARTER: GRAHAM TAYLOR; WENDY JAMES; SUE HARDIE; IAIN HARDIE; LINDA STEER;
JIM STEER; PHIL JAMES; BILL GRANT; JANET SMITH; MICK SMITH; ALAN TRATT; WAYNE SWANWICK.
1st LEG WOOD YARD-BILL EDEN & BILL GRANT. CHALKER FOR BIRSTALL-AVERILL EDEN.
2nd LEG WOOD YARD-JOHN WALKER & PHIL JAMES. CHALKER FOR THE STAR-IAIN HARDIE