Showdown for Sharks and Tigers

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The Independent Online
The destination of the Budweiser League title will be decided this weekend, with Sheffield Sharks and the defending champions, Thames Valley Tigers, both in contention.

In the most exciting finish to a League campaign ever seen, the Sharks - two points clear at the top - can clinch the championship with victory over their south Yorkshire neighbours, Doncaster Panthers, tomorrow.

But the Sharks, beaten by Thames Valley 84-78 on Wednesday, could already be champions in their first season in the top flight if Thames Valley fail to overcome the Derby Bucks in their final game today.

The Tigers can only retain the title if they win that game and Doncaster upset Sheffield the following day. In that case, the two leading sides would be level on 56 points with Thames Valley taking the championship by virtue of having come out on top to the tune of 2-1 in league encounters against Sheffield this season.