Newspaper report - Wk 2 2017-18

Nuneaton & District Table Tennis league report

Division 1

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

Points

1

Ajax Wolvey C

2

2

0

0

17

3

17

1

Ambleside Experts

2

2

0

0

17

3

17

3

Ajax Wolvey D

2

2

0

0

14

6

14

4

Stockingford B

2

1

0

1

10

10

10

5

Stockingford A

2

0

0

2

7

13

7

6

Ambleside Heroes

2

0

1

1

5

15

5

7

Nalgo Mira 1

2

0

1

1

5

15

5

8

Ajax Wolvey F

2

0

0

2

5

15

5

 

Division 2

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

Points

1

Ambleside Amateurs

2

2

0

0

19

1

19

2

Stockingford D

2

2

0

0

17

3

17

3

Hit And Hope 1

2

1

0

1

11

9

11

4

Ambleside Casuals

2

1

0

1

10

10

10

6

Nalgo Mira 2

2

1

0

1

8

12

8

6

Phoenix Gold

2

1

0

1

8

12

8

7

Fire Brigade

2

0

0

2

7

13

7

8

Ambleside Rhinos

2

0

0

2

0

20

0

 

Division 3

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

Points

1

Stockingford C

2

2

0

0

18

2

18

2

Griff And Coton

2

2

0

0

16

4

16

3

Phoenix Silver

2

1

0

1

11

9

11

4

Ambleside Grafters

2

1

0

1

10

10

10

5

Ajax Wolvey G

2

1

0

1

9

11

9

6

Ambleside Dynamos

2

1

0

1

8

12

8

7

Ambleside Fanatics

2

0

0

2

5

15

5

8

Hit and Hope 2

2

0

0

2

3

17

3

 

The new table tennis season is now underway, and two weeks in Division 1 has two teams in equal top spot, Ajax Wolvey C and Ambleside E. Wolvey C started the season with a 10-0 win over Ambleside H with Paul Calloway, and his two new team mates, Mark Rose and Gareth Edmunds, taking maximum points, and they may have had the same result in the second week against Stockingford B, but they only had 2 players and ran out 7-3 winners. Ambleside E also kicked off the season with a 10-0 victory over NALGO MIRA 1, then they met Stockingford A, and won 7-3. Shoyeb Memon was undefeated and man of the match in both fixtures, and the pick of the sets was when Memon met last year’s open singles champion, Mark Perkins and this went to 5 games with Memon taking the fifth game 11-4. Last year’s league champions, Ajax Wolvey D are in 3rd spot having a close result in week 1against Stockingford A beating them 6-4, then following this result with an 8-2 win against sister team Ajax Wolvey F, with Mick Allsopp unbeaten in both matches, as he was all last year. Stockingford B find themselves in 4th place followed closely by their sister team Stockingford A. The bottom three clubs all have 5 points apiece, Having both been beaten to nil in the first week, Ambleside H and NALGO MIRA 1 met in the second week and shared the points in a 5-5 draw, with Pete Jamieson making a maximum, but came close to losing his first game against Dan Hogan who took him to 5 games with Jamieson taking the 5th game 11-9. In bottom spot is one of the teams promoted from Div 2 last season, Ajax Wolvey F having lost their two opening matches.

In Division 2, Ambleside A are leading the way having dropped just one point so far, beating the two teams promoted from Div 3 last season, their sister team Ambleside R by 10-0, and followed this with a 9-1 win over NALGO MIRA 2, with Greg Way making a maximum in both matches, but he was pressed hard by NALGO’s Tony Miller over 5 games with Way taking the final game 14-12. Stockingford D are a couple of points behind following a 7-3 win over Fire Brigade, with Steve Leonard of Fire Brigade taking the only three sets for his side, then they also met Ambleside R taking all the points against them – John Pagett played up for Stockingford and came out man of the match in winning all his three sets. Hit & Hope 1 are in third spot opening the season with a 8-2 win over new team Phoenix Gold, with David Shaw making a maximum, and the they had a close win 6-4 against Fire Brigade. Ambleside C are a point behind in 4th spot starting with a 7-3 defeat to  NALGO MIRA 2, Richard Crosbie of Ambleside played out a 5 game set against Martin Kimberley to decide the man of the match and Crosbie came through 11-6 in the 5th. Ambleside then had the same score against Hit & Hope 1, but this time they had the win with Richard Crosbie again making a maximum, together with teammate Tomasz Kazmierczak. NALGO MIRA 2 share the same points as Phoenix Gold in equal 6th place. Phoenix Gold followed their opening week loss, with a narrow 6-4 win over the side just below them in the league, Fire Brigade, with Steve Hobley making a maximum for the winners. Newly promoted Ambleside R are finding it hard going, and are still looking for their first point of the season.

In Division 3 Stockingford C have a 2 point lead over 2nd place Griff & Coton. Stockingford started with an 8-2 defeat of Ajax Wolvey G, and followed this with a 10-0 whitewash of Ambleside D, John Pagett making a maximum in both matches, and getting man of the match in two separate teams in one night, when he played up for their sister team in Division 2 as mentioned above – a busy but productive night for him! Another new team to the league, Griff & Coton are making a good start in 2nd place beating Ambleside G 7-3, but none of their players could manage to beat young Jack Millerchip of Ambleside who won all his 3 sets.Griff went on to better this score by beating another newcomer, Hit & Hope 2 by 9-1, with Robin Entecott and Laurence Orton making a maximum each fof Griff. Another new team, Phoenix Silver are in 3rd spot some 6 points behind Griff, and they opened their account with an 8-2 win over Hit & Hope 2, but in their second match they suffered a loss by 7-3 against Ajax Wolvey G.Robert Stilgoe of Phoenix could not make a maximum as he did in the first match, as he lost in the opening set to Keith Howes of Wolvey,who was the only undefeated player on the night. Ambleside G  followed their opening loss with a win against sister team Ambleside F beating them 7-3 with Jeff Oddy of the G side making a maximum. In 5th place are Ajax Wolvey G, followedin 6th and 7th place by two Ambleside teams D & F respectively. These two Ambleside teams met in the first week with the D side taking the win 8-2, and Martin Pointon and Mark Rayner each made a maximum for the D team. In bottom spot is Hit & Hope 2 but there is still a long way to go before the end of the season.

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