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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

All eyes were on Oaklands College as the first National Basketball League games in England took place following the extended coronavirus break – and all involved were delighted with its success.

One of the most famous names in British basketball is no more – but the Leopards legacy will still live on after a merger with Oaklands Wolves.

Essex & Herts Leopards have had their National Basketball League Division One status confirmed after the final positions in the aborted season were calculated.

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The basketball season for both Oaklands Wolves and the Essex & Herts Leopards is now officially over after Basketball England cancelled all “affiliated activity”.

A pair of contrasting victories have thrown Leopards a relegation lifeline – and they go into Saturday’s game against Barking Abbey at Oaklands College knowing that a fourth straight win will ensure another season of Division One basketball.

Leopards go into one of the biggest weekends in club history on the back of an excellent 97-91 overtime win at Reading Rockets.

Lee Ryan has called for a reaction and a maturity after Oaklands Wolves fell to a 76-61 defeat at home to Nottingham Wildcats in the WBBL.

Oaklands Wolves were left scrambling in the dark as they fell to a 76-61 defeat at home to Nottingham Wildcats in the WBBL.

Leopards’ poor season continued as a terrible second period paved the way for an 88-75 home loss against Derby Trailblazers.

Oaklands Wolves let a promising position slip as the fell to a 73-58 defeat on the road at Caledonia Pride.

It is rapidly approaching win or bust time in Essex & Herts Leopards’ bid to avoid relegation from NBL Division One.

Essex & Herts Leopards will look to build on a great fourth period display against Hemel Storm when they host Thames Valley Cavaliers at Oaklands College on Saturday.

Essex & Herts Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker couldn’t hide his delight after his side boosted their National Basketball League Division One survival hopes with an 81-77 victory against Westminster Warriors.

Essex & Herts Leopards continue their fight for Division One survival on Saturday when they host Bradford Dragons.

The season has already been one to remember for Jocie Leavold but the St Albans teenager is determined to continue her upward trajectory as the Women’s British Basketball League season heads into the new year.

Essex & Herts Leopards go into 2020 in a relegation dogfight following their 94-85 overtime loss at Leicester Warriors

A disastrous third period put pay to Essex & Herts Leopards’ hopes of landing the National Cup for a fourth time as they slumped to a 98-82 loss against Reading Rockets.

Oaklands Wolves need to develop a ruthless streak if they are truly challenge the top sides in the Women’s British Basketball League.

Oaklands Wolves fell to a fourth Women’s British Basketball League loss of the season as they went down to a 96-69 loss to Newcastle Eagles.

Leopards face their biggest game of the season on Sunday when Reading Rockets visit Oaklands College in the National Cup quarter-final.

Leopards head coach Thomas Baker wants Essex & Herts Leopards’ first win of the National Basketball League season to be the catalyst for better days ahead.

Oaklands Wolves’ young side may be learning fast in the Women’s British Basketball League but one lesson still to be learned is how to deal with the top sides.

Essex & Herts Leopards are finally off the mark in National Basketball League Division One after a 97-77 home win over Liverpool.

Oaklands Wolves continue to show they can be a force in the Women’s British Basketball League despite an 87-66 defeat to Leicetser Riders.

It was a relatively successful weekend for the two main basketball clubs playing out of Oaklands College.

Essex & Herts Leopards are expecting a big crowd for their second appearance of the season at Oaklands College on Saturday when Reading Rockets are the visitors.

Oaklands Wolves got their Women’s British Basketball League season off and running at the second time of asking – as they beat Caledonia Pride 73-65.

Top flight men’s basketball comes to St Albans for the first time on Saturday when Essex & Herts Leopards host Worthing Thunder at Oaklands College.

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