Match No 20 - April 6 - April 9

     It is the penultimate week in Tamworth Table Tennis League. There still remains just one point between the teams at the top of Division One. They have to play each other twice more in catch up games but Tamworth Wheeler Wiff Waffs do have a game in hand over leaders Wilnecote Raiders. The Raiders won their match 6- 4 this week in a close contest with Curdworth Wheeler Pingers, Michael Bree won all three of his games, while team mates Andy Bache and John Birbeck won one apiece. Bree and Bache also won the doubles in straight sets. For Pingers, Gary Nash and Rob Rowson won two points each. At Tamworth Youth Club, The Wiff waffs managed a 7 - 3 success against Lichfield Kings & Queens, thanks to three straight wins again for Jody Bevington. Adrian Jones and Paul Hancox won two more points each.  Jameel Mann, playing up from division 2 for Lichfield, did well to win a game and Dave Knight added another win. their final point came from the fifth game, where Mann was joined by Cyril Merriman to cause a rare defeat for Wiff Waffs in the doubles.

    Division Two saw just two matches played. Lichfield Jets had a magnificent evening at their home venue , when they beat Tamworth Rugby Club Kings 10 - 0. This win for Gary Dawson, Mark Balant and Jack Gillespie puts them a full 10 points clear at the top of the table. Only Netherseal Oak can catch them and need to equal the maximum win scoreline to jointly claim the trophy. At Curdworth, the Wheelerrs Pongers were beaten 9 - 1 by Lichfield Knaves.  Jameel Mann scored an impressive three out of three points, as  did Yuri Slobodyuk and Morgan Sykes added two more . The only point for Pongers was won by Pete Bromley.

   Tamworth Rugby Club Oddballs didn't play this week, but still remain clear leaders in Division three. The only match that was played in this division was Kingsbury Cruisers against Netherseal Ash. Netherseal proved best on the night and won 8 - 2. Graham Clarke and George Parry both won a hat-trick of points , while James Farmer backed them up with a single point. Farmer also teamed up with Parry to take the doubles point too. For Kingsbury, it was Adam Lowe and John Lowe who got their two wins.

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