George Ward D continue their march towards the Division Two Table Tennis title with a confident display against Cat G winning by 8 sets to 2. There was the usual maximum from Roger Hill with teammates Callum Dale and Jack Dennis winning two sets each, both losing to Cat G’s experienced Alex Downes. GW D continued their good form when they took on Cat F running out winners by 10 sets to nil.
Market Bosworth 1 gave a good account of themselves, when they met Cat F only just losing by 6 sets to 4. Eddie Kwok (Cat F) winning his three whilst john Veasey (MB1) won two for Bosworth.
Hit’n’Hope kept their chances of second spot alive with a fine win over Queen’s Barwell by 7 sets to 3. Rob Sedols (H’n’H) won his three sets and Bryan Moylan and Ian Nixon taking two each in the win. In their next match against second placed G Ward C they again showed good form taking the match by 7 sets to 3. John Harrison (H’n’H) winning all three of his sets to keep up the pressure on the top two.
G Ward C had another disappointing result when they surprisingly lost to Cat H by 3 sets to 7. Star of the match was Cat H’s Steve Crutchley with three wins.
G Ward F’s match with Cat G was a classic, the Desford side raced into a 3 sets to 1 lead before the Barwell team finally found their form. Young James Walker (GWF) gaining a splendid victory over the experienced John Hames (Cat G) and then Dick Jenkins (GWF) overcame Dael Sidwell (Cat G) 11-8 in the fifth game to level the scores at 3 each. Walker then defeated John Pearson 11-5 in the fifth to put GWF one set up. Sidwell (Cat G) hit back to level things in the next set against Tom Kelly (GWF). Jenkins took the ninth set for GWF with Cat G winning the doubles to make the final score 5 sets each.
In their next match GW F defeated Cat E by 7 sets to 3, both Connor Harris and Dick Jenkins (GWF) winning three sets each.
Queen’s Barwell took 10 sets to nil win over luckless mkt Bosworth 2.
The current league table sees G Ward D leading with 81 pts from ten games, a real battle going on for second spot between GWC on 65 pts and Hit’n’Hope on 64 pts both having played 10 games