League Press Report - Week 15

On paper, a team that was third in the table playing against the team who were rock bottom should have only resulted in one thing – a big win for St James E. However, this was not the case. The ladies of Dedham fought valiantly and were able to pick up four points in a 6-4 loss, which could prove valuable come the end of the season. Chris Jones (Dedham) won a maximum, but was unable to win the doubles with partner Denise Thompson. Dedham remain 9 points adrift of safety, but will use this result to give them encouragement moving forward into the next few weeks. Lawford C extended their lead at the top of the table by thrashing Pegasus E 9-1. Barry Steggall picked up the only point for Pegasus. Gilberd A beat Pegasus F 9-1 in a mid-table clash.

It was 1st vs. 2nd in Division Four and the team in 2nd place came out victorious. Gt Horkesley E beat Tollgate F 7-3, with Keith Monk winning a maximum for Gt Horkesley. This result leaves Gt Horkesley only two points off of the top spot. Gilberd B had a strong 9-1 win over Pegasus H. A rarity occurred where the only game Gilberd lost was the doubles, with each of their players winning all of their singles. Rowhedge K beat Lawford E 6-4, even after only turning up with two players. Youngster Jamie Morgan won all of his games for Rowhedge.

In the Premier Division, there are only seven points that separate the top three teams. Rowhedge B move top after an extremely impressive 8-2 win over Gt Horkesley A. Rik James beat every player on the night. Tollgate A stay in touching distance after beating St James B 9-1. Joe Andrews picked up the only point for St James. Pegasus A beat Dedham A in a relegation battle, and this result moved them level with Dedham in the table with a game in hand.

Lawford A played twice in one week and picked up 17 points to move them top of Division One. They thrashed Tollesbury A 9-1, with every Lawford player picking up a maximum. They then beat Rowhedge F 8-2. St James C had a good 6-4 win over Tollgate C. Andrew Vincent won all of his games for St James. Rowhedge D had a good result against Rowhedge E, drawing 5-5 to make things even more interesting near the relegation zone. Pegasus B are within three points of Rowhedge E by beating Gt Horkesley B 6-4. Steve Noble and Duncan Elloy both won all of their games for Pegasus.

In Division Two, Tollgate D recorded their first draw of the season playing against Tollesbury B. Roger Hance (Tollgate) was player of the match winning a maximum. Pegasus C remain 2nd after beating Pegasus D 6-4. John Robinson won all of his singles for Pegasus C.

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Tom Lewis - CDTTL Press Officer

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