Results from the Holt Cup for Table Tennis have been decisive with all of the front runners safely moving through to the semi-finals.
Last season’s winner G Ward “B” defeated Cat “B” by 8 sets to 1. Both Clive Stretton and Bob Whittaker claimed maximums, for the home side. Cat’s Steve Bessant claiming their solitary win.
George Ward “A” saw off Hugglescote Rams by 5 sets to nil to claim victory, whilst RE Studios could not contain Barlestone “A” who ran out winners by 7 sets to nil. Adam Pettitt was again in excellent form.
In the other match Cat “A” succumbed to Goons losing by 5 sets to nil. Several close matches in this game, none more so than both of Rhys Emery’s (CatA) matches. His first with Jason Woodfield went to five games with Woodfield squeezing victory 16-14 in that final game. Emery’s match with Lucky Obi also went to five games before the Goons player finally completed the victory 11-9.
In the Dry-Logic Cup, Hit’n’Hope defeated Cat “F” by 8 sets to nil to go through. Queen’s “B” won their match with Cat “G” by 5 sets to nil. The other two matches were much closer however. George Ward “D” overcame Cat “E” by 5 sets to 3. Roger Hill (GWD) winning his three and with both Matt and Oliver Wynne collecting one victory each they secured the win. Martyn Smith winning two for Cat"E" and Alan Hills one.
The match between Barlestone “C” and RE Studios 2 was a close affair going all the way to the final set. Barlestone “C” led 3 sets to 2 after five sets but then Steve Crutchley (RES) took the sixth game to level things. Alex Westerby (Bar A) took the seventh over Garry Rhodes (RES) to put Barlestone back in front by 4 sets to 3. Crutchley (RES) pulled the scores level at 4 sets all leaving Phil Chesters (RES) and Will Baggott (BARL) to fight it out for the victory. Chesters took the games 11-9 in the fourth to secure victory for RE Studios.
The draw will be made at the end of January with matches scheduled to be played later in the season.