As the Stamford and Rutland Table Tennis season approaches an exciting conclusion, some encounters are lengthening with the days. MTTG and Uffington CC ‘A’ played both their league match and delayed Ketco Cup match on the same evening. The spoils were shared, with the hosts winning the league match but succumbing to the cricketers’ handicaps in the cup.
Elsewhere in Division 1, MTTG completed a busy week by travelling to Stamford School and defeating them 9-1. Chris Weston and Dave Needham remained unbeaten while Andy Goodacre eventually found his form to win twice.
Andy Goodacre 1/Dave Needham/Chris Weston
Kevin Gladders 2/Trevor Carter 2/Rod Goss 1
Andy Goodacre 2/Chris Weston 3/Dave Needham 1
Trevor Carter 2/Rod Goss 1/Kevin Gladders + doubles
Leigh Ware 1/Richard Henry/Rutwik Zapake
Chris Weston 3/Dave Needham 3/Andy Goodacre 2 + doubles
Division 2 remains wide open, although there are new leaders as Bourne ‘B’ suffered a damaging defeat at the bats of rivals Braunston ‘B’. Basil Bagshaw and Paul Gibson were unbeaten as the villagers won 9-1. David Smart also won twice to ensure a happy homeward trip for the hosts. Bill Seese replaced Basil Bagshaw for Braunston’s second match against Uffington CC ‘B’, but the result was the same. Bill and Paul were both unbeaten on this occasion, with David again winning twice.
Nomads and Bourne ‘A’ met twice and the result was the same on each occasion. Harry Jackson was unbeaten in both 8-2 encounters to maintain his challenge for the averages trophy, while Clive Jackson won five of his six encounters. Teammate Ziggy Poberezniuk also earned a brace in the home match, while Nomads’ Nick McDowall did likewise to keep his team in fifth place.
Harry Jackson 3/Clive Jackson 2/Ziggy Poberezniuk 2 + doubles (Ziggy and Harry)
Nick McDowall 2/Nick Goodman
Basil Bagshaw 3/Paul Gibson 3/David Smart 2 + doubles (Basil and Paul)
Joe Orford 1/Chris Holland/Stuart Wills
Nick McDowall 1/Nick Goodman 1/Les Wood
Harry Jackson 3/Clive Jackson 3/Ziggy Poberezniuk 1 + doubles (Clive and Harry)
Bill Seese 3/Paul Gibson 3/David Smart 2 + doubles (Bill and Paul)
Chris Alston 1/Chris Gardiner/Jonathan Roland