Newspaper report - Wk 2 2016-17

Nuneaton Winter League 2016-17 > Division 1

Team

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

PA

Points

1

Ambleside E

2

1

1

0

13

7

0

13

2

Ajax Wolvey C

2

1

1

0

12

8

0

12

3

Stockingford A

2

0

1

1

8

12

0

8

4

NALGO MIRA 1

1

1

0

0

7

3

0

7

5

Stockingford B

2

0

1

1

7

13

0

7

6

Ambleside H

1

0

0

1

3

7

0

3

7

Ajax Wolvey D

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Nuneaton Winter League 2016-17 > Division 2

Team

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

PA

Points

1

Hit And Hope

2

2

0

0

15

5

0

15

2

Ambleside A

2

2

0

0

14

6

0

14

3

Fire Brigade

2

1

0

1

9

11

0

9

4

Ajax Wolvey B

2

1

0

1

9

11

0

9

5

Ambleside C

2

0

0

2

6

14

0

6

6

Ajax Wolvey F

1

0

0

1

4

6

0

4

7

Stockingford D

1

0

0

1

3

7

0

3

 

Nuneaton Winter League 2016-17 > Division 3

Team

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

PA

Points

1

Ajax Wolvey G

2

2

0

0

16

4

0

16

2

Ambleside R

2

1

0

1

14

6

0

14

3

Nalgo Mira 2

2

2

0

0

13

7

0

13

4

Ajax Wolvey E

2

1

0

1

13

7

0

13

5

Stockingford C

2

1

0

1

11

9

0

11

6

Weddington SC

2

1

0

1

11

9

0

11

7

Ambleside D

2

0

0

2

2

18

0

2

8

Ambleside G

2

0

0

2

0

20

0

0

 

Two weeks into the new table tennis season and last year’s champions, Ambleside E, are sitting at the top of division 1 again by the slimmest of margins holding a 1 point advantage over second placed Ajax Wolvey C. They started the season with an 8-2 win over Stockingford B with Arun Jogi making a maximum to start the season off well. In the second week Ambleside met Ajax Wolvey C in a top of the table clash and the honours were shared in a 5-5 draw. William Panes and Dave Daniels both had 2 wins under their belt until they met in their final singles, which went to 5 games, but Dave Daniels came through to finish the match with a maximum, and then partnered Arun Jogi to earn a draw in the final doubles. In the previous week, William Panes helped his Wolvey team to a 7-3 win with a maximum against Ambleside H, and Paul Calloway also made a maximum for the team. Newly promoted Stockingford A is in third place having lost 7-3 to NALGO MIRA 1 in the first week with Pete Jamieson making a maximum for NALGO, and in the second week Stockingford A met their sister team, the B team, and they played out a 5-5 draw with former Town Champion, Mark Perkins, making a maximum, then joining Mark Randle in the final doubles to win that set to earn the draw. The league obviously has a long way to go yet, with some teams unable to play, and others with a blank week in the first couple of weeks, but it is looking like this will be a close league already with some of the more fancied teams yet to show their hand.

 

In Division 2, the newest team to join the league, Hit & Hope have stated their intentions early, by taking an early lead at the top of the table having posted two wins with an 8-2 result against Ambleside C, and a 7-3 win against last year’s Division 3 champions, Stockingford D. In both matches Rob Sedols remained unbeaten, although Richard Crosbie of Ambleside pushed him close taking their set to 5 games, with the 3rd game being decided in Sedol’s favour 20-18. Ambleside A are one point behind the leaders and also registered two wins with a close 6-4 win against Ajax Wolvey F in the first week, with Bob Pickersgill fighting hard for Wolvey making a maximum on the night. Ambleside then met Fire Brigade in the following week and had a good 8-2 win with Rob Webster making a maximum for Ambleside. Fire Brigade follow in 3rd spot 5 points behind Ambleside and they started the season with a 7-3 defeat of Ajax Wolvey B with both Gareth Edmunds and Steve Leonard helping themselves to a maximum. Wolvey followed up their opening week defeat with a close 6-4 win over Ambleside C with Martin Hobday making a maximum, but Richard Crosbie again made life difficult for him taking Hobday to 5 games with the final game in the set going to Hobday 14-12. This leaves Wolvey on the same points as Fire Brigade, and Ambleside C are 3 points below these 2 teams in 5th position following their 2 defeats. Ajax Wolvey F and Stockingford D are in the 2 bottom positions but so far have only played 1 match each so have a match in hand of all the teams above them.

 

In Division 3 the early pace has been picked up by Ajax Wolvey G who top the league on 16 points, ahead of second placed Ambleside R by two points. These two teams met in the first week in what was a closely contested match which Wolvey won 6-4, thanks to a maximum from Keith Howes. Their next match was slightly easier against another Ambleside team the D team, with players just starting in the league in that team, and they succumbed to a 10-0 defeat, with Ram Nangalia takig the player of the match award dropping only 1 game in his 3 sets. Ambleside R followed up their first week loss with a similar win of 10-0 over their sister team, Ambleside G, again with some players new to the league, but getting some good experience despite their defeat. NALGO MIRA 2 follow in the 3rd spot having also registered 2 wins with a close 6-4 win over Stockingford C, again with 2 new players to the league, but old hand Tony Aubury remaining undefeated on the night for Stockingford. NALGO then went on to a 7-3 win over Ajax Wolvey E in the second week with Martin Kimberley making a maximum. This left Wolvey E on the same points as NALGO on 13 points each for the first 2 weeks, having beaten Ambleside G 10-0 in the first week with Ralph Oldacres taking the player of the match award on the night. Stockingford C and Weddington Social share 11 points apiece just behind the two teams above them, and they met in the second week with Stockingford the victors 7-3, and, again Tony Aubury making a maximum. Weddington won in the first week beating Ambleside D 8-2 thanks to a maximum from Kieron Watson. The two Ambleside teams the D and G teams sit at the bottom of the division, but both with a number of new players to the league who will, no doubt, find their feet and winning ways as the season progresses.

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