Newspaper Report - 2012-13 wk 4

Nuneaton Table Tennis League

 

 

Division 1

P

W

D

L

Pts

 

Ambleside Experts

4

3

1

0

33

 

NALGO A

3

2

1

0

22

 

Ambleside Heroes

3

2

0

1

17

 

Stockingford B

4

0

1

3

11

 

Ajax Wolvey C

4

1

0

3

10

 

Crescent A

3

0

1

2

10

 

Stockingford D

3

1

2

0

7

 

 

 

 

Division 2

P

W

D

L

Pts

Stockingford C

4

4

0

0

36

Fire Brigade

4

3

0

1

25

Ambleside A

4

1

2

1

22

Crescent B

4

2

0

2

22

Ajax Wolvey D

4

3

0

1

22

NALGO B

4

1

0

3

16

Stockingford A

4

0

1

3

8

Ajax Wolvey B

4

0

0

4

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 3

P

W

D

L

Pts

Crescent C

4

4

0

0

34

Crescent D

4

3

0

1

26

Ambleside Fanatics

4

3

0

1

23

Ambleside Dynamos

3

2

0

1

19

Ambleside Battlers

4

1

0

3

12

Ajax Wolvey F

4

1

0

3

12

Ajax Wolvey E

3

1

0

2

11

Ambleside Giants

4

0

0

4

8

 

 

Division 1

Four weeks into the new season, and Ambleside E are the early leaders with an 11 point advantage over 2nd place, NALGO A, after having good 10-0 wins over Ajax Wolvey C & Ambleside H. NALGO do have a game in hand so could narrow the gap when they meet 3rdplaced Ambleside H who are 5 points behind NALGO in their next match. Following the withdrawal of last year’s Champions, Ajax Wolvey A from the league this league looks like it is going to be a much closer affair than it was last year. The next 3 spots are all close but there is a noticeable gap starting to happen between the top 3 and the rest of the teams in the league. One team, though, that could have a say yet in the top places is Stockingford D; they are firmly in bottom place, but this is primarily because they fielded an ineligible player in their opening match against Crescent A, which resulted in them dropping 4 points and having a 10 point penalty on top. Had it not been for that they would have found themselves in the top 3, but I am sure they will start to climb upwards to have a say in the final outcome. They gave the leaders a good match with honours even at 5-5 and Leigh Morris taking the man of the match being undefeated in his 3 singles.  

 

In the averages top place is currently held by Steve Tandy of NALGO A who has played in all their 3 matches so far and is so far undefeated.

 

Division 2

 

Unlike the first division, this league has a clear leader in Stockingford C, who are 11 points ahead of the 2ndplaced team, Fire Brigade, and when they met in the 2ndweek of the season, Stockingford came away with an 8-2 win, and Kevin Hobley, returning to the league after a short period away, looks like he has never been away, winning all his games in that encounter, and also remains unbeaten so far this season. The team is also the only unbeaten team in the division, and it will be a good team that manages to overcome their strength in depth.

 

The next 5 teams are all pretty close to each other which should give some interesting matches as the season progresses. Fire Brigade have had some good results and played out a close match against Ambleside A which they narrowly won 6-4, despite Rob Birbeck taking a maximum for Ambleside. Ajax Wolvey D and Crescent B are on the same points as Ambleside, and these 2 teams recently met with Ajax running out 6-4 winners, with Pete Morris making a maximum against their close opponents.

 

Stockingford A and Ajax Wolvey B are finding life hard in this division as they languish in the bottom two spots.

In the averages, Stockingford C have 2 players at the top with Kevin Hobley being in top place, followed by team mate Pete Johnson who also has a 100% record.

 

Division 3

 

Again, in Division 3 there is one clear cut leader at the moment, with Crescent C in top spot above their D team who are in 2ndspot 8 points behind. Again, Crescent C are undefeated so far this season. The 2 teams met in the second week of the season, and the C team ran out 7-3 winners, and man of the match went to Imran Vorajee with a maximum. Ambleside teams F and D are close behind in 3rdand 4thposition respectively, and the F team may have been better placed had they not played an under strength team twice, giving games away and receiving penalty points as a result.

 

The bottom half of the league is very close with only 4 points separating the bottom 4 teams so there is all to play for as the season progresses.

 

In the averages, there are 6 undefeated players so far, with Matt Jackson of Ambleside F in top spot and Naeem Ahmedabadi of Crescent C, and Geoff Taylor following behind due to less games having been played.

Author: via Nuneaton Table Tennis League
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