Natland B ease away from the bottom
Natland B eased themselves away from the bottom of Division 1 of the Kendal & District Table Tennis League, as a result of a hard fought 6-4 victory against Dallam A. 2 wins apiece from Tamas Bacsi and Mark Ashburn and 1 from Andrea Jorkisch, along with victory in the doubles, secured 6 valuable points for Natland in their efforts to avoid an end of season relegation play-off match. Dallam’s James Neal was man of the match with 3 singles wins including 5 game victories against both Tamas Bacsi and Andrea Jorkisch. Meanwhile, Natland A consolidated their position at the top with a comfortable 7-3 defeat of Burton A. Roger Pimblett was unbeaten in the singles, including a rare victory against his nemesis, Peter Baxendale. John Fearon and Louise Thompson also each won 2 singles matches for Natland. 2 wins for Peter Baxendale and victory in the doubles for brother Stephen slowed down the Natland steamroller.
In Division 2, Burton B and Natland D have opened up a big gap at the top of the Division. The Natland D team of Mick Taylor, Devun Whitehead and Archie Catnach were far too good for their own C team, winning all 9 singles matches. Victory in the doubles for Rin Colombi and Bernard Pickthall prevented a whitewash.
Crook C are top of Division 3 following a 27-11 victory against Dallam C. The evergreen Norman Philbey prevented a Crook whitewash with 2 wins in the singles including a tantalising 12-14, 11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8 win against John Hardwick.
The annual Kendal & District Table Tennis League Junior Tournament will take place at the Kendal Leisure Centre on Friday, December 29th, 10-4. Anyone under the age of 15, who is a member of a club which is a part of the League, can enter.
Social table tennis continues at the Kendal Table Tennis Club, 7-9 on Tuesday evenings at the Kendal Leisure Centre. Adult table tennis enthusiasts are encouraged to come and try it – it’s great fun!
Tony March – 4.12.17