The current leaders of Division One of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League, YMCA Preachers, played Cwmbran Aztecs this week. The Aztecs were still without their number 1 player Tony Collins and again could not overcome his absence and went down 24-10. For the Preachers there were 3 wins each for Ray Goulding (player of the match) and Claire Flannagan and 2 wins for Dave Lloyd. For the Aztecs Mark Edmunds battled hard for 6 of his teams points.
Bristol Nomads have a game in hand on the leaders, but, fell further behind with their first defeat of the season to Cwmbran Blues 20-15. The Blues were without David D Lloyd, however, his replacement Roger Grech produced a player of the match performance with 3 wins to seal the win. Grech was ably backed up by Mark Farrow with his 3 wins.
The match between Cwmbran Colts and Blaenavon Aces was postponed.
In Division Two there was a slight hiccup in Cwmbran Panthers march to the title when they lost their 100% record in a 16-16 draw against Cwmbran Devils. The Panthers were without their number 1 player Mike Blatchford, but were able to call up the equally excellent John Thomas who picked up the player of the match with his 3 wins. For the Devils Stan Williams kept his side in the match with his 2 wins.
The chasing team Cwmbran Dynamos had a surprisingly close match against the bottom team Cwmbran Eccentrics before eventually winning 21-15. The usual player of the match performance from Alex Jones for the Dynamos ensured his team maintained the challenge. Jones was backed up by Will Smith-Haddon with his 2 wins. The Eccentrics team has had a re-shuffle and one of their new players Richard Lownsbrough picked up 2 wins and was ably supported by that veteran of Eastern Valley table tennis Alan Howse with 6 of his teams points.
The final match in Div. Two saw Cwmbran Fellows beat Blaenavon Bulldogs 17-12. For the Fellows Wayne Ford picked up 3 wins. For the Bulldogs Lincoln Alford and Callum Hunt won 2 matches each.