BUCKS INTER-LEAGUE REPORT - WYCOMBE TAKE TITLE THIS TIME
Last February Aylesbury won a County Inter League Table Tennis Competition, an event that was reincarnated in 2015 after an 8 year break. Last Sunday (27 Nov) at Quarrendon, they defended their Title against High Wycombe, Milton Keynes (winners of multiple competitions in the previous format) and a second Aylesbury Team. The A Team substituted Lee Rogerson with Ridgeway’s Gary Keer joining Steve Munson and Dave Ralls. Wycombe who came second by a whisker in February were represented by Robert Hansell, Danny Baxter and Mark Banks. Haddenham’s Andy Misseldine, Mark Scott and Darren Palmer were Aylesbury B whilst Milton Keynes had Dakshin Subramanian, Alan Cherry and Mark Purcell.
Aylesbury fielded a strong team in defence of their title but came second best to High Wycombe this time. MK lost 8-1 to Wycombe and 5-4 to Aylesbury. Dakshin Subramanain showed good form in taking the set against Wycombe with a win over Mark Banks followed by a brace against Aylesbury, who also had their 2nd team in this division losing every match. MK beat them 6-3 with a maximum from Dakshin, a brace from Alan Cherry and Mark Purcell’s only win of the day, when he beat Darren Palmer. Robert Hansell took the Sewell Trophy for being the best player, unbeaten despite a late attempt by Andy Misseldine to upset the statistics, losing in 5 excellent sets, right at the end of the day. Danny Baxter lost once only and Mark Banks twice, giving Wycombe the Title by 12 points from second placed Aylesbury A. The top Aylesbury player was Steve Munson on 66%, although this doesn’t tell the full story, given that he was on the losing end of three 5 set matches. It was a long and enjoyable day well organised by Mike Atkinson.
MK ‘B’ won this division last year with Dan Appanna, Nigel Metcalfe and Peter Bannister. Unfortunately illness to Ollie Horswell severely hampered MK ‘B’s side this time. He bravely opted to play in the opening match with the MK ‘C’ team though unfit to do so and lost easily to Carl Furness, Biao Wang and Dave Wackrill. Ollie wisely decided not to continue and went home, leaving the team a man down for the other matches, a 4-5 loss to Chalfont and an 8-1 defeat to High Wycombe. Tom Nowakowski and Minesh Pitamber made up the team and played well without much luck for a brace each against Chalfont while the side’s consolation win against High Wycombe came courtesy of Tom’s win over Julie Lawrence. Minesh took Tim Cheek, unbeaten on the day, to a deciding game here as baby brother JIten was winning the Handicap Singles event back at MKTTC.
MK’C’s 6-3 win over MK’B’ included a maximum from Dave and a brace from Biao Wang. They crashed out to Wycombe 7-2 with just Biao and Dave beating Julie, before recovering to take 2nd spot with a 6-3 win over Chalfont (Biao 3, Dave 2 and a win from Carl in his last set of the day).
It was a long and enjoyable day well organised by Mike Atkinson. Many Thanks Mike.
|BUCKS INTER-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017-18|
|HIGH WYCOMBE A||3||0||24||3||24|
|MILTON KEYNES A||1||2||11||16||11|
|Robert Hansell (High Wycombe A)||9||9||0||100.0|
|Danny Baxter (High Wycombe A)||9||8||1||88.9|
|Mark Banks (High Wycombe A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Steve Munson (Aylesbury A)||9||6||3||66.7|
|Dakshin Subramanian(Milton Keynes A)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Alan Cherry (Milton Keynes A)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Dave Ralls (Aylesbury A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Andy Misseldine (Aylesbury B)||9||3||6||33.3|
|Mark Scott (Aylesbury B)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Gary Keers (Aylesbury A)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Darren Palmer (Aylesbury B)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Mark Purcell (Milton Keynes A)||9||1||8||11.1|
|The Sewell Trophy for the most wins by a Bucks player was won by Robert Hansell.|
|HIGH WYCOMBE B||3||0||24||3||24|
|MILTON KEYNES C||2||1||14||13||14|
|MILTON KEYNES B||0||3||8||19||8|
|Tim Cheek (High Wycombe B)||8||8||0||100.0|
|Dave Croucher (High Wycombe B)||5||5||0||100.0|
|Mark Croucher (High Wycombe B)||3||3||0||100.0|
|Dave Wackrill (Milton Keynes C)||9||6||3||66.7|
|Biao Wang (Milton Keynes C)||9||6||3||66.7|
|Julie Lawrence (High Wycombe B)||8||5||3||62.5|
|Tomek Nowakowski (Milton Keynes B)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Nigel Naylor-Smith (Chalfonts)||8||4||4||50.0|
|Minesh Pitamber (Milton Keynes B)||9||3||6||33.3|
|Richard Cottle (Chalfonts)||3||1||2||33.3|
|Carl Furness (Milton Keynes C)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Rob Storey (Chalfonts)||5||0||5||0.0|
|Simon Pells (Chalfonts)||8||0||8||0|
|Oliver Horswell (Milton Keynes B)||3||0||3||0|
BUCKS COUNTY INTER LEAGUE TABLE TENNIS
AYLESBURY ARE CHAMPIONS
Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association hosted the Annual Bucks County Inter-League Competition on 5 February. It involved a high percentage of top County players where the play was continuous from 9am until 5pm. High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Chalfont and Aylesbury Leagues were represented, split into two Divisions of 4 teams in each. 25 players put on a tremendous display of classy table tennis, supported by up to 20 spectators through the day.
Robert Hansell representing High Wycombe A was the best player in Div 1 on the day with only one loss and was awarded the Sewell Trophy. High Wycombe won this event last year but lost this time to Aylesbury in their encounter with Lee Rogerson, Dave Ralls and Steve Munson grasping a 5-4 win. Aylesbury needed to continue their performance against the other teams and this they did. Alan Cherry, Craig Brown and Dan Smalley from Milton Keynes tried their best to stem the flow, typified by Dave Ralls and his flashing blade. At the end Aylesbury were level with High Wycombe on points but prevailed as Champions as a result of their 5-4 win. Steve Munson and Lee Rogerson both dropped 2 games each and Dave finished with 5 wins out of 9. Danny Baxter for High Wycombe was also in great form, only losing twice. Shae Thakker was Chalfonts’ best player in this high class table tennis company.
Milton Keynes B won Division Two where Dan Apanna was unbeaten. Aylesbury B finished a creditable second with sterling performances from Gary Keers, Jim Welch and James McCafferty.
|HIGH WYCOMBE A||2||1||19||8||19||(4-5)|
|MILTON KEYNES A||1||2||14||13||14|
|Robert Hansell (High Wycombe A)||9||8||1||88.9|
|Steve Munson (Aylesbury A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Lee Rogerson (Aylesbury A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Danny Baxter (High Wycombe A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Alan Cherry (Milton Keynes A)||9||6||3||66.7|
|Dave Ralls (Aylesbury A)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Craig Brown (Milton Keynes A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Rob Hazlewood (High Wycombe A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Dan Smalley (Milton Keynes A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Shae Thakker (Chalfonts)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Jon Tolontan (Chalfonts)||9||0||9||0.0|
|Nigel Naylor-Smith (Chalfonts)||6||0||6||0.0|
|Rhys Thoroughgood (Chalfonts)||3||0||3||0.0|
|The Sewell Trophy for the most wins by a Bucks player was won by Robert Hansell.|
|MILTON KEYNES B||3||0||22||5||22|
|HIGH WYCOMBE B||1||2||9||17||9|
|MILTON KEYNES C||0||3||7||19||7|
|Dan Appanna (Milton Keynes B)||9||9||0||100.0|
|Nigel Metcalfe (Milton Keynes B)||9||8||1||88.9|
|Gary Keers (Aylesbury B)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Peter Bannister (Milton Keynes B)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Jim Welch (Aylesbury B)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Tim Cheek (High Wycombe B)||8||4||4||50.0|
|Dave Wackrill (Milton Keynes C)||8||3||5||37.5|
|Nick Howard (Milton Keynes C)||9||3||6||33.3|
|James McCafferty (Aylesbury B)||9||3||6||33.3|
|Richard Ambrose (High Wycombe B)||9||3||6||33.3|
|Jacek Umanski (High Wycombe B)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Ryan Murphy (Milton Keynes B)||9||1||8||11.1|
The League are entering teams in the Bucks County Inter-League Competition (2 teams) and in the national Wilmott Cup (Men) and Carter Cup (Boys) competitions.
Players from the Premier Division and higher ranking players from Division One are welcome to apply to represent the League in the Senior competitions.
The County Inter-League Competition is due to take place on Sunday 5th February. It is an all day event run as two divisions each of four teams. Two players are fielded in each match but ideally the League would use three players for each team meaning six players are required in total.
In the national cup competitions the League like to field 3 players for each team meaning squads of 6 men players and 3 junior (under 18) boy players. The League would be happy to field a women's team in the J M Rose Bowl competition if there are two ladies of requisite standard willing to play. These competitions run at weekends. Players must have played at least four Aylesbury League matches to qualify.
Interested players please contact the League Secretary, Brian Whitehead;
email@example.com or 01442 822 226