WEEK 3 REPORT
Champions Ashford Hill Ramblers had to fight hard to get their 7-3 win over a plucky Upton Ultraviolets team.
Paul Rattue and John Goodyer both had fifth set victories over Matt Davies to get their maximums and also won the doubles together
Tom Whatmore, Nat Richardson and Kevin Brooker all won two each when defeating Thatcham A 7-3 Andy Barnes was Thatchams best with a double and Dave Wise's win over Richardson was impressive.
Woolton Hill Badgers could only field two players against Woolton Hill Eagles and lost 8-2 Antony Baker was unbeaten for Eagles and Andy Moore got both Badgers wins
Thatcham Lions were winners over Thatcham C By 6-4 Lions Patrick Garlick got a treble and Eddie Haines won twice.. Ray Beeks got two for the losers.
Kintbury Jog had a comfortable 8-2 win over Thatcham Colts with Adam Pacyne getting three and Mark Wheeler and Dom Cutter two apiece Joseph Cornmell getting Colts two
In a very competitive division only two sides have not been beaten and only two have not won a match. Thatcham Choppers had new signing Ian Cooling to thank for his maximum against Ashford Hill Misfits helping them to a 7-3 win with Jeremy Skelton getting a brace Denise Weller had two wins for Misfits just losing in the decider to Cooling .
Misfits bounced back to get their first win of the season 6-4 over Woolton Hill Wildcats who were previously unbeaten. Denise Weller was unbeaten and Wendy Porter only lost once and the two of them just edged out Wildcats 13-11 in fifth set of the doubles Archie Dyson was Wildcats best with two.
Kintbury Cobras got their first win when they overcame Thatcham Choppers 7-3 . A maximum from Ian Wu and two from Chris Watson earned them the victory. Jeremy Skelton getting two wins for Choppers.
Thatcham Scavengers were another team getting there first win by 6-4 against previously unbeaten Jeffernauts. The introduction of Niall McGrane made the difference and he was undefeated for Scavengers and he was assisted by Spencer Harvey who won two.Tom Lewis got a creditable double for Jeffernauts .
Thatcham Scorpions and Woolton Hill Wombats had a very close match with only 3 matches won in straight sets 5 Matches went the distance and Scorpions won 3 of those all 11-9 which earned them a 6-4 win Simon Barter won his three for Scorpions and Bill Stamatiou won twice. Robin Burns had two good wins for Wombats including coming back from 8-0 down in one set to win 14-12 against Stamatiou.
A&E Specials had a good 8-2 win over Kintbury Outlaws winning 8-2 with Lorraine Mortimer and Bill Bavister getting hat tricks .
A&E came un stuck a few days later when losing 7-3 to Inkpen Insufferables who look title contenders this year.. Newman Rohit Sengupta won all three although he only just beat Bill Bavister 15-13 in 5th set.Tom Kelly supported him with two wins Loraine Mortimer won twice for A&E.
West Ilsley B were beaten 7-3 by Thatcham Spitfires with their John Panting getting three and Pat Shaw two and Steve Cobrin getting a double for Ilsley
Thatcham Hawks were too strong for Thatcham Dragons and won 9-1 with three each from Dave Norman and two from Arthur Smith.
Although Kintbury Outlaws were 10-0 victors over the young Thatcham Tornados there were some close games John Tanner David Taylor and Dave Rees all won all their matches but were pushed in a few games.
The Woolton Hill derby saw Racketeers beat Woodpeckers 6-4 with all matches fiercily contested..Panos Stemisiotis won three for Rcketeers and Ron Hill two whilst Ben Dyekic had two wins for Woodpeckers
Author: Eric Panting via Newbury Table Tennis League