The surprise result in the latest round of Division 1 Table Tennis matches saw second placed Cat A taken to a draw by their own Cat D team. Despite a fine performance from Rhys Emery who won all of his games a five all draw was all Cat A could manage. Spare a thought for Pete Jamieson (Cat A) all his matches went to five sets with him losing all three, firstly losing 9-11 to Rod Pickering and then going down 8-11 to Allan Crowson before finally succumbing to Steve Bessant 9-11. All that effort and no reward it’s tough at the top.
Cat C overcame Cat d by 9 sets to 1 with Andy Spring (Cat C) winning all his games.
G Ward B pulled off a good result against G Ward A gaining an excellent draw. Clive Stretton (GWB) claiming all of his games, GWB went 5 sets to 3 up but then Derek Thomson (GWA) overcame Richard Chesters (GWB) and with Leigh Morris and Mark Perkins (both GWA) claiming the doubles the final result was a 5 all draw.
Queen’s Mira could not hold the Goons charge for the title going down by 9 sets to 1. Both Jason Woodfield and Harry White (Goons) winning all their matches.
Another close game between Cat B and Cat C with the B team running out winners by 6 sets to 4. Spring (Cat C) taking a maximum.
Goons struggled in their match against Barlestone A and could only manage 6 sets to 4 victory. Man of the match was in form Adam Pettitt (Bar A). In their next match Barlestone A were defeated by 6 sets to 4 by G Ward A. Mark Perkins (GWA) overcoming the inform Adam Pettitt (Bar A) to ensure victory.
Cat A defeated Queen’s Mira by 9 sets to 1. In their next match Queen’s Mira beat G Ward e by 8 sets to 2. Barlestone B drew with Cat D 5 sets all. Jon Jacom claiming three wins for Barlestone B. Ian Heavey winning his three for Barlestone.
G Ward a beat Barlestone B by 8 sets to 2. Perking again winning his three.
G Ward B overcame Cat B by 6 sets to 4. Stretton again claiming three victories.
The league table sees Goons in front with 135 pts from 16 matches, second are Cat A with 127 pts also from 16 matches and third G Ward A on 120 pts from 17 games.