Week 14 of the Tamworth and District Table Tennis Association sees the end of the season just over a month away.
In Divison One, title contenders Curdworth Wheelers Pingers beat Spital Daredevils 9-1. Rob Sheldon and Rob Rowson were undefeated for Pingers, and Ada Jones won two games, beaten only by a valiant performance from Claire Baker to retain a point for the struggling Daredevils. Hopwas Jokers, who are currently second place in the table, continued their fine form with a 10-0 victory over Kingsbury Tornadoes. The team of Alan Caffery, Martin Round and Dean Hicks were too strong for the newly promoted Kingsbury team. Top of the table Netherseals beat Lichfield Kings and Queens 6-4. Simon Hall and Jason Hadley both scored twice for Netherseal, and Ken Read put in a good performance for Lichfield, scoring a treble. Tamworth Youth Club Retros convincingly beat Lichfield Jets 10-0. The experienced team of Tony Stewart, Andy Jackson and Carl Mountjoy were too much for the young Lichfield side.
In Division Two, Lichfield Knaves beat Netherseal Cedar 7-3. Mark Balant and Jack Gillespie were unbeaten for Knaves, and Dave Russell scored a single, beaten by Netherseal’s Charles Goodall and Gary Carr. Rugby Kings beat Curdworth Wheelers Pongers 9-1. Jonathan Pilling and Ian Gould won all of their games for Kings, and Ron Simpson scored a brace, beaten by a Rich Grove single for Curdworth. Hopwas Jokers and Kingsbury Pumas could not be separated as the game ended with a 5-5 stalemate. Martin Tallis scored a hat-trick of games for Jokers, supported by singles from Mike Fleetwood and Dave Tucker. Ben Musson and Dan Granfield both scored doubles for Pumas. Tamworth Youth Club Future beat Rugby Oddballs 7-3. Oddballs could only field two players, Dave Storr and Kevin Wright, and they both scored singles. Michael and David Bree were both unbeaten for Future.
In Division Three, Lichfield Musketeers beat TYC Lambs 6-4. Luke Sargent won all of his games for Lichfield, and Daniel Greathead won a brace. James Shaw won two games for Lambs, and Matt Thompson also scored a single. TYC China Whites beat TYC Boffs 7-3. Boffs were one player short, and consequently their two players, Zorro Kasarge and Ryan Coady, each scored one point, then combined to win the doubles game. Alex Farrell was undefeated, and Sue Bates and Belinda Forster each dropped a game for China Whites.