A mixed week in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League with six matches played.
Four of those were scheduled while two were postponed, but two others were brought forward, though one of those was unfinished.
However patterns are beginning to emerge in both divisions.
Division 1 is split in two with four likely contenders ahead of the other four.
South Holland are clear leaders, though they have played more than their rivals who are within a point of each other.
This week they played Nets n Edges who seem to be heading towards being the season’s whipping boys having suffered their fourth whitewash in five.
Holland’s Jean White and John Gilbert were only really troubled in two ends, both deuces though surprisingly only one went in their favour.
Earlier Gilbert had played Moulton SE’s Appleby brothers, taking one in the fifth but losing the other.
Moulton are 6 behind but have two matches in hand.
The Appleby’s also played Jokers in another match where the doubles decided the result.
Wesley Roper took two for Jokers, but Stephen and Andrew fought back in the other two singles and clinched the win with that doubles.
Jokers are level with them but have played two more.
Rusty Nails in Division 2 also have a lead of 6 over their rivals, but at present only two other teams are really showing.
Last week they faced Deeping Lads with Richard Matthews and John Hayter taking the singles for the loss of just one end.
Curiously the doubles was more of a struggle, also going their way, but including a favourable deuce in the five ends.
TNC are showing early, picking up their second whitewash win, this against Assassins.
Adrian Louis and Matt Cole each took a singles in regulation, but the others were harder fought with one having three deuces in the five ends.
Finally Team TJ’s Tom Maguire and Jack Sawyer picked up their first win of the season.
Up against last year’s contenders Hurricane Brothers, Sawyer took the first, followed by Maguire’s win.
The Brothers hit back with the doubles but Sawyer was not to be denied, taking his second singles before Hurricanes won the final game.
This resulted in the only positional change with TJ leapfrogging their opponents.
This week has no scheduled matches but is an opportunity to complete matches or even bring one forward.
Anyone else wishing to try our sport will be most welcome at the High School Sports Hall on a Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 at £4 for the evening.