A number of postponements all but wiped out action in the Tamworth
Table Tennis Division One this week. Of the matches that went ahead the pick
was a closely fought contest between TYC Wanderers and Lichfield Kings & Queens
which saw the Tamworth side emerge 6-4 victors. Another Matt Satchwell maximum and
the narrowest of doubles wins: 12-10 in the fifth, with Brian Beer helped
secure the triumph. Brian also contributed a single as did Paul Bowler. Cyril
Merriman and Di St Ledger hit doubles in reply for Kings & Queens.
Elsewhere Netherseal Cedar beat Kingsbury Tornadoes 8-2 with Aubrey Henry and Ian
Perry remaining undefeated and Gary Carr scoring once. Dave Morrell and Alan
Mcloughlin clawed back a point-a-piece for Tornadoes.
In Division Two Lichfield Musketeers lost out 10-0 to Division
leaders Spital Daredevils. The Daredevils’ trio of Stuart Spalding, Paul Bowler
and Alan Baker were simply unstoppable on the night. It was a closer affair for
second place Jokers A narrowly winning through 6-4 away to Lichfield Knaves.
The Knaves put up stiff resistance with Morgan Sykes and Neil Lehane both scoring
twice. Alastair Tallis however was in top form for Jokers taking a well-crafted
treble and combined with Bill Lakin to win the doubles in three. Bill also
scored once as did David Tucker. Maximum man Brian Hagger helped Netherseal Oak
overpower Jokers B away from home 6-4. Brian also took the doubles in three
with Graham Kettle. Graham chipped in with one as did Mike Harker. Chris Latham
played well for Jokers with a brace. He was supported by Richard Howes and
Colin Cartwright who both contributed a point. Curdworth Pongers had a good
home win over Rugby Oddballs thanks to three from Peter Bromley who went on to
secure the doubles in four with Richard Groves. Richard furthermore scored
twice and David Bree once. Dave Storr hit two in response for Oddballs and
Kevin Wright got himself on the scoreboard with a single.
A George Parry hat-trick and a Graham Kettle single was still
not enough to prevent Division Three leaders Netherseal Ash losing out 6-4 at
home to TYC Future. Zorro Kasarge and Aimee Evans scored twice for Future with
Zorro combining with Ryan Coady to narrowly win the doubles 14-12 in the
fourth. Ryan also added a single. The match between TYC Lambs and Lichfield
Barons finished 9-1 to Barons. It was always going to be an uphill struggle for
Lambs who fielded two players. Rob Shaw took the point for Lambs. Karl Turner
and John Henson remained undefeated on the night for Barons and Barbara Jones
took a single from play. Lichfield Rockets thumped Kingsbury Crowns 9-1 with a
point from Andy Brown preventing the whitewash. Steven Thomas and Zoran scored
three times each for Rockets and Claire Sykes twice. Steve Gardner led from the
front with three in Kingsbury Cruisers 7-3 away win over Spital Mondays. Steve
also took the doubles with Isobel Morrell in a nail-biting 11-9 climax in the
fifth. Isobel took two singles wins and John Howell one. John Brookes was on
target with a pair for Mondays and Ian Sketchley a single.