A two horse race?
On paper Esbjerg's visit to Svanholm on the Saturday was more of survival than any chance of victory but Esbjerg caught Svanholm on a day where the available players got out of the wrong side of bed. Svanholm were without Thomas Hansen, Bobby Chawla and Soren Vestergaard which left the Svanholm bowling attack without any sharp teeth. If one added to that Zeshan Shah who played for Svanholm up to last year finally on form with the bat for Esbjerg then Esbjerg turned into a formidable force who convinceably defeated the Copenhageners. Svanholm were bowled out for 151 which Esbjerg passed for the loss of six wickets. With Svanholm's defeat the defending champions are now 4 points adrift of Glostrup and Skanderborg who both won and in effect we have a two horse race until the 7th of July where the two sides meet.
Glostrup won their home match against Husum with one hand behind their back. Husum are winless and are suffering with injuries so they cannot find their strength as of last year and can hardly score any runs. Skanderborg however were pressed to the edge in their match at Herning where rain intervened and forced Skanderborg to chase a target score. The Danish league doesn't use the D/L as yet but a simple average based system instead. Skanderborg got home in the last over making 176 in the 46 overs allotted chasing Herning's 180 in 48 overs thanks to Carsten Pedersen's 45 not out.
Sunday saw Esbjerg complete their weekend by easily beating AB (The Academicals) while Husum's weekend was completed by another big loss this time to Norrebro who moved up a notch in the tabel leaving AB and Husum at bottom.
In the first division KB who where relegated last season are well on their way to a fast return as they have easily won all their matches so far. Against Fredericia they bowled out the visiting Jutlanders for a measley 41 which they passed without losing a wicket. KB have recently had their artificial pitch relayed and in the damp weather Mohammed Farooq moved the ball off the seam in a vicious fashion which Fredericia's batsman couldn't handle taking 8 for 19. Aalborg surprised everyone by winning their first match against fellow promoted Kolding in a tight affair. Svanholm's second eleven joined Aalborg at the bottom after losing to Koge.