Week 12 Report

In Division 1 of the Crewe and District Table Tennis League, Kidsgrove and PO Tigers made a 5 – 5 draw with Jan Johns unbeaten and Cliff Bell claiming a pair of wins for Kidsgrove whilst Rupert Turner’s double for Tigers helped earn the draw. PO Dragons gained a 9 – 1 win over Stags with Alan Darlington and Simon Lafferty both on top form and Chris Hough notching a brace of wins. Foxes were 6 – 4 winners over PO Eagles with Alan Goldstraw hitting a maximum and two wins for Roger Bateman while Barry Davey’s pair of wins for Eagles proved not enough to save the match. PO Eagles other result saw them make a 5 – 5 draw with Elks with two wins each for James Courtney and the guesting Alan Goldstraw for Elks whilst Graham Hough’s two sets helped Eagles to level the match.

 In Division 2, leaders Cobras suffered a 7 – 3 defeat against Bears thanks to Tom Osborne’s maximum and two wins for Mike Farr for Bears whilst a Barry Pountain double for Cobras gave the score line respectability. Elsewhere, Lynx enjoyed a 10 – 0 whitewash over Wolves with Chris Harris, Alin Vascuta and Tau Manonge all on top form and Panthers gained a 7 – 3 over Bobcats with Steve Jones unbeaten and a Braden Jones double securing the win whilst a Douggie Muirhead pair of wins made him the Bobcats chief points earner. The other result proved a non-event when Otters couldn’t fulfil their match against Rhinos.

 In Division 3 Sloths stretched their lead at the top with a 9– 1 win against Polecats with Rob Miller and Ian Austin both on form and two wins for Enoch Agordo aiding their cause. In other results both Pumas and Lion Cubs fielded depleted sides in a match won 7 – 2 by Pumas with Dennis Artess and Lewis Manslow both unbeaten and in the Stoats against Rheas match a 7 – 3 win for Stoats was subsequently amended to a 7 – 3 win for Rheas for non-completion of the match card by Stoats, all three of the Stoats wins coming for Gavin Soulsby. In the other match played Woodpeckers were 6 – 4 winners over Water Rats in a match where no single player dominated Martin Smith and Marten Davies each enjoyed a brace of wins for Woodpeckers as did John Tweats and Nick Tomlinson for Water Rats.
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