Covid-19 may be ruining a lot of things, but the Notts winter league is not one of them. (The indoor league, unfortunately, has succumbed.) This year we will be participating in a one-off league, with no promotion or relegation; we will be playing for the sheer joy of trying to beat our neighbouring clubs. The format will be different – two pairs instead of three will battle to the death (or twelve games, whichever comes sooner) against the opposing pairs, and there will not be any lovely tea afterwards. Emergency toileting, however, will be facilitated. It’s the competition that nearly has it all in these coronavirus-y times!