Dalton A returned to the top of Division 1 of the Kendal & District Table Tennis League, with a crushing 9-1 demolition of their own B team, who despite this, are second in Division 1. The Dalton A team of Keith Dymond, Ben McDonald and Jonathan Lowes dropped only a solitary singles rubber, when Ben McDonald was edged out 11-9 in the final game by Gareth Brunton.
Burton D are now 5 points clear at the top of Division 2 but mainly by virtue of having played an extra match. They took full advantage of a weakened Crook B side with a 9-1 victory. Tony Cousin’s straight games success against Mike Gregory was the only chink of light in any otherwise depressing evening for Crook, who are finding life in Division 2 somewhat challenging. For the second week running and despite a hat trick of wins from Bryan Rhodes, Burton B were held to a 5-5 draw, this time by Burton C for whom Simon Gregory and James Burton had 2 wins apiece and combined to take the doubles.
Grayrigg, having won all 4 of their matches, are top of Division 3. Their latest victory was a hard fought 23-17 success against Dallam C. Man of the match was Grayrigg’s Patrick O’Reilly whose 3 wins included a nerve shredding 11-6, 11-6, 5-11, 10-12, 16-14 victory over William Osborne. This was a very tight contest all round with only 3 of the 10 matches being concluded in 3 straight games.