Division One leaders Wilnecote Raiders were in devastating
form in week four of the Tamworth Table Tennis League thrashing Rugby Kings
10-0. Ryan Birbeck , Andy Bache and John Birbeck were just too strong on the
night for the Kings. TYC Retros occupy second place following a commanding 9-1
win over Lichfield Jets. Jody Bevington and Michael Bree notched up trebles for
the Retros with Lauren Evans adding a brace. Jack Gillespie clawed a point back
for the Jets winning a close fought contest 12-10 in the fifth. A Di St Ledger
maximum and a Di/Dave Knight doubles win was not enough to prevent Lichfield
Kings and Queens coming off second best 6-4 at home to TYC Wanderers. Steve
Smith, Liz Merrick and Brian Beer each scored twice for the Wanderers. Gary
Carr was the maximum man for Netherseal Cedar in their 7-3 triumph over
Kingsbury Tornadoes. He was ably supported by Ian Perry and Aubrey Henry who
both contributed two. Karl Oliver provided some resistance for the Tornadoes
bagging a pair and combining with Alan Mcloughlin to win the doubles in four.
Division Two leaders Lichfield Knaves suffered a 10-0
reversal away to Spital Daredevils. Paul Bowler, Alan Baker and Stuart Spalding
were in dazzling form on the night for the Daredevils. Elsewhere it was smiles
all round as Hopwas Jokers A and Jokers B ended honours even on the night 5-5.
Richard Howes was star man for Jokers B with a hat-trick. Mike Fleetwood added
a pair in support. Alastair Tallis scored twice in response for Jokers A and
won the doubles with Bill Lakin. Bill added a further single as did Dave
Tucker. Curdworth Wheelers Pongers played well for their 7-3 victory over
Netherseal Oak. It was braces all round for Pete Bromley, Rich Groves and Ash
Stokes of the Pongers with Rich and Ash combining to win the doubles in three.
Two from Graham Kettle and a point from Mike Harker ensured Netherseal Oak
departed with points to show for their efforts on the night. Yurig Slobodguk
showed spirit winning all his games for the Lichfield Muskateers but could not
stop Rugby Oddballs winning the contest 7-3. Oddballs’ first win of the season
came courtesy of two-a-piece from Dave Storr, Keith Pratt and Kevin Wright.
Keith and Kevin also combined to win the doubles.
Kingsbury Cruisers still occupy top spot in Division Three
despite losing away to their closest rivals TYC Futures 8-2. Aimee Evans and
Sam Bernstein with three-a-piece were the Cruiser’s un-doing not helped by Ryan
Coady scoring twice. Cruisers points
came from singles by Isobel Morrell and Steve Gardner. The other Division Three
Kingsbury side the Crowns also went down 8-2 playing away to Spital Mondays. It
was a closer contest than the score-line suggests. John Lowe and Alex Farrell
each took singles for the Crowns but a treble from John Brookes plus Paul
Watkins and Ian Sketchley scoring twice secured the result for the Mondays.
Netherseal Ash had a 7-3 home triumph against TYC Lambs thanks to a maximum
from George Parry, two from Graham Clarke and a single from John Pope. James
Shaw hit back with two for the Lambs and Rob Shaw chipped in with one.