Table Tennis Division Two
There was a much improved performance from G Ward “D” when they took on one of the better sides in Division Two. The Leicester Road side ran out winners by 6 sets to 4 but Roger Hill (GWD) remained undefeated. In their next match G Ward “D” continued their good form by collecting a well- earned victory over Cat “E”. Hill (GWD) with another maximum but with young Oliver Wynne taking 2 and brother Matt picking up one victory was assured by 6 sets to 4. Alec Downes collecting two wins for Cat “E”.
Barlestone “C” continue to impress taking a decisive victory over Hit ‘n’ Hope by 6 sets to 4 despite only being able to field two players. In their next match they found RE Studios just too good and slipped to defeat 4 sets to 6.
G Ward “C” produced their best display of the season to overcome Division Two leaders Queen’s “B” in a local Barwell derby, running out winners by 6 sets to 4 despite a splendid maximum from Colin Goodman. They continued their good form by beating their own G Ward “D” team 7 sets to 3. Man of the match was GW”D”’s Roger Hill with another maximum.
Cat “E” could not contain Hit ‘n’ Hope losing 3 sets to 7 both Dave Shaw and Ian Nixon (both H'n'H) being unbeaten.
G Ward “E” defeated Cat “G” by 6 sets to 4 to maintain their chase for top spot in the Division. Dave Richardson took all three of his games for G Ward and with Frankie Hallam with 2 wins and young Alana Richardson with one win the victory was assured. They followed up this victory with another against RE Studios defeating the home side by 7 sets to 3. Richardson (GWD) collecting another fine maximum as did team-mate Edward Brown.
A full strength Queen’s “B” defeated Hit ‘n’ Hope by 9 sets to 1 both C Goodman and Chris Sherwin (Queens) wining all three.
The leading players in the Division currently are Roger Hill (GW D)P27 W27 -100%, D Richardson (GWE) P 35 W 33 – 94.26% and Colin Goodman (Queen’s B) P 29 W 26 -89.66%.
Leading the table are Queen’s B currently 9 points clear of GWE with GW C four points further behind.