Kendal and District Table Tennis League Report- 14th October 2013
DALTON CRICKET KNOCK DALLAM FOR SIX
Dalton Cricket Club A look the team to beat in Division 1 of the Kendal and District League after a crushing 10-0 triumph over Dallam A saw the Furness side head the table by a three point margin.
Dalton’s Ryan Smith, Paul Ackred and Keith Dymond coasted through this fixture, with only two singles game going beyond three sets. Dallam’s only hope of securing a win was in the doubles where Tom Jackson and James Parkinson teamed up to storm 2-0 ahead thanks to 13-11 and 11-9 victories in the opening two sets. Dalton’s Ackred and Dymond fought back to take the third and fourth ends 11-7, 11-5 and eventually eased through the fifth and final set 11-6 to confirm the 10-0 whitewash.
Burton B won their second game of the season to move into third position after scraping past Natland C 6-4. Ian Brotherton and Peter Baxendale got Burton off to a flying start, dispatching Andrea Jorkisch and Peter Taylor respectively. Natland closed the deficit to 3-2 when Louisa Bevan and Jorkisch defeated Tony March 12-10 and 11-5 both in the fourth set. Baxendale guided Burton into a 5-4 lead with only the doubles to play with victories against Bevan and Jorkisch, after Pete Taylor and Bevan had accounted for March and Brotherton respectively. Baxendale and Brotherton paired up in the doubles to sweep aside Taylor and Jorkisch 2-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 to secure a 6-4 triumph.
Crook B are the early leaders in Division 2 after beating Dallam D 8-2. Crook’s Bob Bagot won all his matches three straight, while Brian Tigg also won all three after coming through his games with James and Matt Neal 11-9 both in thrilling five setters. Matt and James Neal put these disappointments behind them to finally get Dallam on the score board with four set wins against Tony Cousins. The result leaves Dallam in sixth place, while Crook have an eight point cushion at the top, having played one more game than their rivals.
Kirkby Stephen A made it two wins from two matches as they disposed of Dent 10-0. Kirkby’s Francesca Currie, Pete George and Dave White were unstoppable on their victorious journey to success as they won all three matches. Dent nearly hauled themselves onto the score sheet when Wayne Gardner narrowly lost out 12-10 in an epic fifth set finale against George.
Natland E are still awaiting their first win of the season as they lost out 10-0 against Burton C. Ed Pickthall came closest to victory for Natland, as he narrowly lost out in five sets. The result sees Natland rooted to the foot of the table, while Burton C have climbed to third.
In Division 3, Dallam E claimed their first victory of the season as they edged past Natland F 23-17. Dallam’s Stephen Troughton claimed the man of the match award with three wins, which included two five setters. Team mates William Osborne and Bradley Varey won a brace with triumphs against Tim Marris and John Quinne. Natland’s Anthea Bevan scored some vital points with victories against Osborne and Varey. The result leaves Natland second from bottom, while Dallam move up to fifth.
Grayrigg A have moved into third place, eight points away from their B team in second, despite losing 21-18 against Burton E. Grayrigg’s Ben Littlewood impressed by winning two matches against Brian Gourlay and Dave Salmon, with team mates Sam Housego and Doug Baxter chipping in with successes against Gourlay. An outstanding performance from Burton’s Aidan Branch saw him scoop the man of the match award after three victories. The win marks Burton’s third in as many games with them now heading the table.