Rotherham Advertiser 4th November 2016

In the top division of the Rotherham Table Tennis League Swallownest M.W. won their second match of the season with a good win over Phoenix A. Dave Kirkup hit a maximum with support from Liam Carson and Laurence Lewis-Hanna getting two each. The only one of the opposition to get on the score sheet was Craig Straw winning two. Both these teams are struggling a little this year when normally they would be well up the division, Phoenix in particular would be title hunting. Scorpions C and Scorpions A both won again to maintain the club’s stronghold on the top two places after seven weeks of the season.

In Division Two Scorpions D managed to obtain their first point of the season at the expense of Phoenix D, despite a maximum from Rob Vaughan. Stuart Foers and Ali Nadzafalijevs won braces for the visitors and the doubles clinched the point. Pete Smith was oh so close to making it a win but, having been two games up against Vaughan, he lost and 2-1 game advantage against Mo Arshid lost the last two 21-19 and 12-10!! Clifton C had a narrow victory over Scorpions F as Ron Watson and Richard Horsfield both produced two wins and Geoff Sanderson one win. Fourteen year old Aaran Radford scored a brilliant treble in response but this was not enough as his team went down 6-4 on the night.

Scorpions G met Scorpions I at Bramley in a clash between six young players from the club. Harley Richardson, Reuben Baker and Ryan Heald were the home team, whilst Keshav Gupta, Harry Oxley and Harrison Turner were the nominal visitors. Richardson and Baker took maximums to make sure the higher ranked team won 8-2. Meanwhile Scorpions K in the form of Dave Piper, Dave Hudson and Ray Jackson continued their challenge on the division title with a 7-3 win over Scorpions H. Jackson took a maximum with 2 from Piper and 1 from Hudson. Alan Brown putting up the best defence with two wins. Also in division 3 Eric Hargreaves notched up a maximum for Stag B as they managed a draw with Phoenix F. Bob Vickers and Eric Hall both scored twice for Phoenix supported by one win from Joyce Fox.



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