Top of the table Wilnecote Raiders suffered a shock result
this week in League Division One of the Tamworth Table Tennis league crashing 10-0 to the their nearest rivals TYC
Retros. Andy Jackson, Michael Bree and Jody Bevington were simply unstoppable
for Retros. Third placed Curdworth Wheelers Pingers sealed an emphatic 9-1 away
win over Rugby Kings thanks to trebles from Dawn Sagoo and Tony Stewart with
Paul Burwell scoring twice. Dean Snowden salvaged a point for the Kings.
Lichfield Kings and Queens emerged victorious in a narrow 6-4 away win over
Netherseal Cedar. Cyril Merriman inflicted the damage on Cedar taking three for
the Lichfield side and combined with Varya Meredith to win the doubles in four.
Varya and David Knight also notched up a singles win each. In response Ian
Perry scored two for Cedar with Aubrey Henry and Charles Goodall added singles.
A fine Matt Satchwell hat-trick ensured the TYC Wanderers contest with
Lichfield Jets ended in a 5-5 draw. Steve Smith chipped in with one in support
and Steve went on to win the doubles with Liz Merrick in four. Harry Emberson
and Mark Balant both played well for two wins each for the Jets. Jack Gillespie
In Division Two leaders Spital Daredevils continue to
impress with a resounding 9-1 away win against Jokers B. A Chris Latham single for
Jokers prevented the whitewash. Paul Bowler and Andy Baker were maximum men for
Daredevils with Claire Baker adding a further two points. A superb Alastair
Tallis treble was not enough to prevent second place Jokers A suffering a 7-3
away defeat to Netherseal Oak. Graham Kettle, Andy Pearce and Brian Hagger all
scored twice for Oak. Lichfield Knaves secured a narrow 6-4 away triumph over
Rugby Oddballs thanks in part to three from Neil Lehane. Neil also took the
doubles in three with Dan Greathead. Pete Collins with two completed the win
for Knaves. The Oddballs points came courtesy of a Dave Storr brace and a
point-a-piece for Kevin Wright and Keith Pratt. Richard Grove was star player
for Curdworth Pongers as they scraped through 6-4 away to Lichfield Musketeers.
Richard took three for Pongers as well as winning the doubles with Pete
Bromley. Pete added another two points to Pongers’ tally.
In Division Three in an extremely close contest TYC Futures
emerged triumphant with a 6-4 home win over Spital Mondays. Sam Bernstein led
the charge with three for Futures with Ryan Coady scoring twice and Zorro
Kasarge one. In reply John Brookes hit two for Mondays and combined with Ian
Sketchley to secure the doubles in four. Ian added a further singles win. Andy
Brown played well for his pair for Kingsbury Crowns in their 8-2 home defeat
against Lichfield Barrons but thye Barrons were too good on the night though
with Karl Turner hitting three and Barbara Jones and John Henson both scoring
twice. The clash between Kingsbury Cruisers and TYC Lambs ended in a 5-5
stalemate despite James Shaw’s excellent treble for Lambs. Rob Shaw and Rich
Elson chipped in with singles in support. For Cruisers Steve Gardner scored twice
and won the doubles with Isobel Morrell in three. Ron Simpson secured Cruiser’s
fifth point holding his composure to win in five.