Press Report 6th Mar 2016

SOUTH DEVON & TORBAY TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

Denbury Imports 8-2 victory over Torbay Academy 1 puts them 13 points clear at the top of the First Division. Rory Harries took another maximum for the Imports and Patrik Cincala picked up the 2 points for the Academy. Second-placed NA Batmen whitewashed the Battlers, but cannot shake off Brixham Sharks’ challenge for the runners-up position, just 2 points behind, as they comfortably saw off Halwell 9-1. There is then a 20 point gap to 4th place. Dave Wadling was unbeaten for Halwell in a 5-5 draw with fellow strugglers Brixham Gulls, which eases both clubs’ relegation fears and opens up a 15-point gap over basement side Battlers. 

NA Buzzards have a 5-point lead and a game in hand at the top of the Second Division following their 9-1 win over stablemates the Eagles, with maximums from Mike Dummett & Charlie Usher for the Buzzards. Brixham Imports, in second place, keep up their challenge thanks to new signing, Martin Sharp, who was unbeaten in their 7-3 victory over basement side Denbury Tykes.  Third-placed Brixham Pirates went one better than clubmates Imports, by beating Denbury Tykes 8-2, with Clive Banham collecting another maximum. Martin Dilkes battled well for the Tykes, picking up 2 wins in both matches.  Dan Webster-Hall was unbeaten as Torbay Academy 3 fought out another draw, this time against Marldon.  Taverners had a narrow 6-4 victory over NA Eagles.

Marldon Tykes, with a 25 point lead at the top of the Third Division, won their 13th match of the season, defeating Torre Bats, 8-2. Steve Metcalfe was again unbeaten for the Tykes. Brixham Diamonds’ whitewash over bottom side Dawlish Drifters keeps them as favourites for the runners-up spot. Third-placed Torbay Academy slipped up, losing 6-4 to a fine all-round team performance by NA Hawks, as Ben Hoare collected another maximum for the Academy side.  Hasbeens played out two draws with NA Falcons and Torre Bats, with Richard Fitzgerald winning 5 of his 6 games, whilst Tony Nguyen had a maximum for Torre Bats.

Torbay Academy 6’s march to the Fourth Division title continued with a 9-1 win at Torre Tigers, the Sage brothers Curtis & Herbie keeping up their 100% averages with maximums. NA Kestrels’ 9-1 win over Pure Torre keeps them on course for the runners-up spot, with Peter Tarjan & Harry Usher unbeaten for the Kestrels.  Brixham Swifts defeated NA Owls 7-3, thanks to fine performances from Bradley Hilton & Tom Andrews; the Owls also lost to Torbay Academy 5, this time going down 6-4.

Having lost several consecutive games in the league, NA Owls upset the form book by recovering from 4-1 down at Taverners to win 5-4 and reach the semi-final of the Dyment Doubles shield.

Torbay Academy 6 march on in the Challenge cup, taking their exceptional League success into the Cup, brushing aside Taverners 5-0 to reach the semi-final.  Also making their way into the semi-final were NA Buzzards, who defeated Denbury Tykes 5-1.

Results

Division One

Brixham Gulls 5 (Smith 2, Mercer 2, Dunn 1) Halwell 5 (Wadling 3, Atkinson 1, Sugden 0, Dbls)

Torbay Academy (1) 2 (Cincala 2, Wojtowicz 0, Furgol 0) Denbury Imports 8 (Harries 3, Kiss 2, G Tushingham 2, Dbls)

Brixham Sharks 9 (Holmes 3, Johns 3, Shipway 2, Dbls) Halwell 1 (Wadling 1, Sugden 0, Atkinson 0)

Battlers 0 (Nicholson 0, Thompson 0, Hawkins 0) N A Batmen 10 (D Gibbs 3, Nicholls 3, Cheung 3, Dbls)

Division Two

Taverners 6 (Read 2, Harrop 2, Morley 1, Dbls) N A Eagles 4 (McIvor 2, Tyrrell 1, Long 1)

Torbay Academy (3) 5 (Webster-Hall 3, Hine 2, Perry 0) Marldon 5 (Glover 2, Goodman 1, Holmes 1, Dbls)

Brixham Imports 7 (Sharp 3, Williamson 2, Maynard 1, Dbls) Denbury Tykes 3 (Dilkes 2, Garner 1, P Darch 0)

Brixham Pirates 5 (Pengelly 2, Banham 2, Johns 1)  Dawlish Aces 5 (Ujiiee 2, Davies 2, Curl 0, Dbls)

Denbury Tykes 2 (Dilkes 2, P Darch 0, H Darch 0)  Brixham Pirates 8 (Banham 3, Saxby 2, Pengelly 2, Dbls)

N A Eagles 1 (Tyrrell 1, Long 0, McIvor 0)  N A Buzzards 9 (Usher 3, Dummett 3, Crawford 2, Dbls)

Division Three

Marldon Tykes 8 (Metcalfe 3, Ayling 2, Garner 2, Dbls) Torre Bats 2 (Nguyen 2, Excell 0, Heathcote 0)

Dawlish Drifters 0 (Curl 0, McConnell 0, Bussell 0) Brixham Diamonds 10 (Meah 3, Haggerty 3, Williams 3, Dbls)

N A Falcons 5 (Stratton 2, Passmore 1, Bretagne 1, Dbls) Hasbeens 5 (Fitzgerald 3, Wickens 2, Smallshaw 0)

N A Hawks 6 (Coxhead 2, Doxsey 2, Halse 2) Torbay Academy (4) 4 (Hoare 3, Hollings 0, Collins 0, Dbls)

Hasbeens 5 (Fitzgerald 2, Wickens 2, Smallshaw 1)  Torre Bats 5 (Nguyen 3, Heathcote 1, Excell 0, Dbls)

Division Four

Torbay Academy (5) 6 (Gibbs 2, Grainger 2, Brookes 1, Dbls) N A Owls 4 (D Bayliss 2, R Bayliss 1, Embury 1)

N A Kestrels 9 (Tarjan 3, Usher 3, Robins 2, Dbls)  Pure Torre 1 (Morris 1, Connor 0, Russell 0)

Torre Tigers 1 (Neafcy 1, Ryan 0, Davies 0) Torbay Academy (6) 9 (C Sage 3, H Sage 3, Lewis 2, Dbls)

Brixham Swifts 7 (Hilton 3, T Andrews 3, K Andrews 0, Dbls)  N A Owls 3 (D Bayliss 1, R Bayliss 1, Hiles 1)

Dyment Doubles

Taverners  4 v 5 N A Owls

Challenge Cup

Torbay Academy (6) 5 v 0  Taverners

N A Buzzards 5 v 1 Denbury Tykes

Division One

   Pos    

     Team    

     Pld    

    Won  

   Draw  

   Lost  

   Points  

1st

Denbury Imports

11

11

0

0

90

2nd

N A Batmen

11

8

0

3

77

3rd

Brixham Sharks

10

8

1

1

75

4th

Torbay Academy 1

11

6

0

5

55

5th

Torbay Academy 2

9

4

1

4

52

6th

Brixham Gulls

10

1

1

8

26

7th

Halwell

10

1

1

8

25

8th

Battlers

10

0

0

10

10

Division Two

   Pos  

   Team  

   Pld  

   Won  

   Draw  

   Lost  

   Points  

1st

N A Buzzards

11

9

0

2

79

2nd

Brixham Imports

12

8

1

3

73

3rd

Brixham Pirates

12

6

3

3

71

4th

N A Eagles

12

6

1

5

62

5th

Marldon

12

5

3

4

60

6th

Taverners

12

6

2

4

57

7th

Torbay Academy 3

11

1

5

5

48

8th

Dawlish Aces

11

2

2

7

43

9th

Denbury Tykes

13

1

1

11

39

Division Three

  Pos  

   Team  

   Pld  

   Won  

   Draw  

   Lost  

   Points  

1st

Marldon Tykes

13

13

0

0

108

2nd

Brixham Diamonds

12

8

2

2

83

3rd

Torbay Academy 4

13

8

1

4

78

4th

N A Hawks

12

6

3

3

72

5th

Brixham Dolphins

9

6

1

2

60

6th

Torre Bats

12

5

2

5

57

7th

Hasbeens

13

3

2

8

47

8th

N A Falcons

12

2

2

8

44

9th

Dawlish Diamonds

12

1

0

11

33

10th

Dawlish Drifters

12

1

0

11

17

Division Four

   Pos  

   Team  

   Pld  

   Won  

   Draw  

   Lost  

   Points  

1st

Torbay Academy 6

10

9

1

0

88

2nd

N A Kestrels

11

8

2

1

76

3rd

N A Kites

11

7

1

3

63

4th

Torbay Academy 5

11

4

3

4

47

5th

Torre Tigers

8

5

0

3

51

6th

N A Owls

10

4

1

5

42

7th

Brixham Swifts

10

2

1

7

40

8th

Brixham Panthers

10

2

1

7

35

9th

Pure Torre

11

0

0

11

21

Author: via South Devon and Torbay Table Tennis League
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