Dalton A Looking Good
Dalton Cricket Club A, with a clinical 8-2 victory over fellow title contenders Burton A, have opened up a gap at the top of Division 1 of the Kendal & District Table Tennis League. Jonathan Lowes and Ben McDonald were both unbeaten. However, it could have been a lot closer. 3 of the 10 matches went to the fifth and final game and Dalton won them all. The unfortunate Peter Baxendale lost out 13-11 in the fifth to Ben McDonald and 11-5 in the fifth to Jonathan Lowes, having led by 2 games to 1. Mike Armishaw was beaten 11-7 in the fifth by Paul Ackred.
IBIS, however, unbeaten and with 3 games in hand, are not to be written off. A 7-3 victory over a strong Dalton B team, kept them in contention, despite a rare loss for Steve Dixon who was beaten 12-10 in the fifth by Stephen Bushell. At one point, Dalton B led 3-1 but IBIS, with a hat trick of wins from James McGrath, stormed back to claim the last 6 rubbers.
Burton D are again top of Division 2 following a 6-4 victory over Burton C. Another 3 wins for Martin Wakelin, 2 for Bob Quick and 1 for Michael Gregory saw Burton D edge over the line, despite defeat in the doubles, which was won by James Burton and Simon Gregory, 12-10 in the fifth over Martin Wakelin and Bob Quick.
In Division 3, Dent, with a comfortable 26-10 defeat of previously unbeaten Kirkby Stephen B, moved to within one point of Crook C at the top of the table. John Huck’s 2 singles wins were the highlight for Kirkby Stephen B.