Home draw for Leopards

Leopards have received a home draw in the National Cup third round as they look to win the competition for a fourth time.
Top flight sides are exempt until the last 32, and the Big Cats will play their first game of the season at Oaklands on Sunday November 3 and they are likely to face London Greenhouse Pioneers.
The capital side will host the winner of the first round tiie between Division Three South West clubs Huish Taunton Tigers and Team Swindon.
Leopards met Pioneers in the 2017/8 season, winning 75-66 on the road and 87-78 at the Brentwood Centre.
A victory for Leopards in their third round game will see them on the road in the last 16, with a trip to Sussex Bears, Bristol Flyers, Bristol Hurricanes or Cardiff Met Archers, and if they progress to the quarter-finals they are at home.
Leopards won the competition in 2011/12 and 2005/6, while the original Big Cats lifted the oldest piece of English basketball silverware in 1996/7 as well as reaching the final in 1999 and 2001.
With the National Trophy having been controversially scrapped, the Cup is one of three competitions that Thomas Baker’s side will attempt to win this season.