Week 1 Report 2018-19

2018/9 Week one review

The Brave New World of 2018 has arrived at last. New season, new leagues. And if you look at the website apparently a new scoring system – but I think that will be sorted!

Early leaders in Division 1 - I am especially pleased to say  - are Nets and Edges on 8, with Mcdonalds and co and Misfits on 7. Division 2 has Holsworthy D on 10, followed by Littleham on 9.

The Edges had a comfortable 8-2 result at Herons. Martin Eyles and Dave Streak in imperious form, not dropping a game. Rob Gale and Bill Tregellas gained the consolation Heron points.

The Young Pretenders, McDonald's and Co, were led by Ben Taylor to a 7-3 win over Chulmleigh B. James Raymont provided a supporting two points. Dave Grey started his season well with two wins for the B's.

Spin Doctors and Smugglers – both of whom will surely feature at the top this season – slugged out a 5-5 draw. Unbeaten Michael Sussex starred for the Doctors – the last game against Matthew Thomas was a nail-biter – with Martin Babulik, and Matthew Thomas each picking up 2 points.

Holsworthy A have been busy in the transfer market! Steve Cragg starred in the 4-6 defeat at the hands of Balls of Fury. Tim Strand, Wim Faassen and Lee Farrant picked up two each for the Furies.

Likely title chasers Misfits had a 7-3 result against Chulmleigh A. Daniel Moore won all three – while there were good performances from Peter Kneil and Pawel Ciebien  gaining two each.

In division 2, Holsworthy D were off to a flyer against the Chiefs with a 10-0 victory courtesy of Nathan Jukes, Dave Sillifant and Brandon Forsyth. Littleham will have an eye on the title and put Dolphins to the sword 9-1 thanks to Alan Pomeroy and Dave Stone with 3 apiece. Result of the night could, however, be Derek Preston's win for the Dolphins, after a lay-off last year.

Paddlers will definitely have an eye on the silverware. Captain Tim Cooke showed the way with three points against Despicables; Dave Andrews and Dave Sweeney chipped in with two each in an 8-2 win. Richard Nicholls could be a force this year, picking up his team's points.

The battle of the Holsworthy's went the way of the B's – another team likely to be in the mix this year – with Barry Stearman and Jill Knightly in good form. Doug Genini pushed his opponents hard, but The B's beat the C's 8-2.

Author: via North Devon Table Tennis League
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