Division Two of the table tennis league saw league leaders G Ward D away to second placed Hit’N’Hope. The match did not disappoint as Hit N Hope went 4 sets to 3 up, then came the G Ward fightback first Jack Dennis produced his best ever display in defeating Bryan Moylan (H’n’H) 11-4 in the fifth game. Roger Hill (GWD) took the next to bring the scores to 4-5 in favour of the Barwell team. In the brave move G Ward threw in their young players Callum Dale and Dennis against the more experienced Ian Nixon and John Harrison in the doubles, the youngsters comfortable winning the doubles to win the match by 6 sets to 4.
In their next match G Ward D collecting a 10 sets to nil win over Market Bosworth 2.
Hit’n’Hope came back to form with a win over Cat E by 6 sets to 4. Ian Nixon (H’n’H) winning his three with Alex Downes taking two sets for Cat E.
Mkt Bosworth 1 defeated their own second team by 7 sets to 3, Dave Knappett (MB1) taking his three, but both Harry Thomas and Leana Bancroft (both MB2) winning one apiece.
Cat F beat their own G team by 9 sets to 1; Phil Wood (Cat F) was top player with three wins. They followed up that victory with another win against Cat H. Wood again claiming hid maximum. Ian Knight (Cat H) had two wins. Cat H took 7 sets to 3 win over Cat E with Knight winning his three.
Newcomers GWF depleted by illness found Queen’s Barwell too strong going down to a 9 sets to 1 defeat. Jaqueline Flavell and Steve Lawton both collecting maximums for Queen’s. GW F bounced back in their next match with a good 7 sets to 3 win over Mkt Bos 1 for whom John Veasey won all three.
Finally G Ward C recorded a good win over Queen’s Barwell by 7 sets to 3. Liam Davies (GWC) having a great night to win his three, whilst Alec Mason took two for Queens.
G Ward D now lead the table with 46 points from 6 games, Hit’n’Hope lie second with 40 points. Cat H in third spot with 35 points