8th February League report

Copy Shop scored big to close the gap to one point between themselves and Travellers A at the top of Division One of the Fun 88 sponsored IOM Table Tennis League.

Top spot has finally been taken off Peel A in Division Two. Tower B now stand three points and have a game in hand.  Copy Shop B have temporarily moved off the bottom but have played an extra game.

Surestrike Ramsey lead Division Three however Travellers D are following them closely.

Peel C remain top of Division Four with a ten point gap between themselves and Copy Shop E.

DIVISION ONE

Copy Shop A (7) Surestrike Ramsey A (2)

Sean Drewry led the way for Copy Shop by collecting a quick hat-trick, followed by Paul Corran and Adam Davies who picked up two points each. Adam Teare secured the consolation brace for Surestrike who remain in fifth place but are 37 points clear of Tower A.

Tower A (0) Arbory (9)

Arbory were given a huge gift as they were only met by one opponent instead of three. This led to them receiving six free points before Khayee Vinas, Jason Quirk and Mike Tamarov earned one point each by beating a somewhat demoralised Simon Radcliffe in straight sets. Tower look set for demotion but may be resurrected as their B team top the Second Division.

DIVISION TWO

Copy Shop B (6) Peel B (4)

Ibim Davies and substitute Malcolm Lambert achieved a full house to secure only the second win of the season for relegation zoned Copy Shop. The y couldn’t convert the doubles losing 13/15 in the final set. A win each from Sasha Thomas, Harry Walters and Nathan Evans over Fraser Dorling helped reduce the deficit for Peel B who are now bottom but with a vital game in hand.

Travellers C (1) Tower B (9)

Dave Parsons and Mike Bayley of Tower both obtained three points followed by a brace from Matt Crabtree, and he and Parsons also claimed the doubles. Paul Mathieson-Nelson secured fifth-placed Travellers’ only point whereas Tower climbed to the top of the league

Surestrike Ramsey B (7) Peel A (3)

Tim Baker delivered another hat-trick to maintain his season unbeaten for third-placed Surestrike. Chris Holmes did the same before the pair took home the doubles. Malc Lewis, Maggie Mulhern and Matty Evans all gained their point off Kerenza Baker but it was not enough to keep them at the top of the division.

DIVISION THREE

Copy Shop C (5) Travellers D (5)

Copy Shop looked on course to break Travellers unbeaten run when Chris Aspden and Malcolm Lambert bagged a brace each followed by a win in the doubles.

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However, two each from Alan Harding and Jackie Gill - who surprisingly beat the Copy Shop coach Lambert - and a win from Maurice Campbell sees their record remain intact. Zac Walker was unfortunate not to take a point for Copy Shop when he lost to Alan Harding 13/11 in the fifth set.

Tower C (6) Surestrike Ramsey D (4)

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New signing Daryl Yardley kicked bottom-placed Surestrike D off with a hat-trick before he and Alex Yardley notched up a win in the doubles which finished 12/10 in the fifth.

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Braces from Barry Jenkins, Mike Chapman and Margaret Forsyth saw fourth-placed Tower comeback to take the win.

Surestrike Ramsey X (3) Surestrike Ramsey C (7)

Daryl Yardley also played for the X team and he matched his earlier performance by taking another three points. The C team pulled it back with Frank Feeney, Wendy Hogan and Fraser Dametto all securing two points before Feeney and Hogan delivered the doubles in straight sets.

DIVISION FOUR

St Ninian’s B (0) Peel C (10)

A strong performance from the league leaders Peel saw them take the clean sweep thanks to hat-tricks from Callan Reed, Tiernan Garvey and Louis Faragher followed by a win in the doubles from Garvey and Faragher. Archie Walter and Thomas Coleman both took a set off Faragher but James Page was unlucky as he lost his first set tie-breaker 10/12.

Copy Shop E (10) IOM JD 2 (0)

Another clean sweep in Division Four, this time for Copy Shop E with hat-tricks from Cameron Dudley, Joshua Dudley and Leo Doyle. Cameron and Joshua also collected a win in the doubles to keep their promotion push alive. They may be ten points behind the leaders but they do have a game in hand.

Surestrike Ramsey E (8) IOM JD 1 (2)

Stuart Watson gathered three points for Surestrike followed by a brace from Leon Crowe and another two from Henry De Silva. Crowe and Watson also picked up a win in the doubles. William Shooter gained two for IOM JD 1. Sam Preece almost added a third, however, he lost 11/8 in the fifth against Crowe.

Copy Shop D (7) IOM JD North (3)

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Kitty Thomas bagged a hat-trick for Copy Shop. Libby Quaggin added two more before the winning point came from Sophie Sheard 11/7 in the fifth set against William Dalugdugan. Sheard and Pat Halliwell went one further to clinch the doubles 11/8 in the fifth against Dalugdugan and Charlie Callow.

JUAN MOORE

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