Leaders Curdworth Wheelers Pingers suffered their first loss of the Season in Tamworth Table Tennis League Division One losing out 8-2 to Wilnecote Raiders. Michael Bree led the way for Raiders in his first start since going to Nottingham University to study. Bree arguably Tamworth’s finest player of recent years won all his matches in straight sets and took the doubles with Ryan Birbeck. Birbeck added a further two singles wins as did his fellow player Andy Bache. Jody Bevington scored twice for Pingers. Second placed Lichfield Kings & Queens suffered a 7-3 home reversal to Netherseal Cedar in a 41 set tie. Di St Ledger bagged a brace for the Lichfield side and Morgan Sykes helped out with a point. Cedar’s win was sealed with braces from Phil Jones, Simon Gore and Aubrey Henry. Jones and Henry teamed up to take the doubles in four. Danny Sullivan was star player in his side Netherseal Oak’s 7-3 triumph over Lichfield Jets with a maximum. Sullivan went on to win the doubles with Eileen Shaler in three. Shaler also chipped in with a single and Andrew Rose added a double. In response Gary Dawson had two singles wins and Jack Gillespie one.
Rugby Kings unbeaten run continued with a narrow 6-4 win over Lichfield Musketeers in Division Two. Johnathan Pilling King’s Captain led from the front with a treble. Dean Snowden took two in support and Ian Gould added a single. Zoran Djurkovic played well for Musketeers winning two and taking the doubles with Rob Wootton. Wootton also added a point from singles play. Richard Groves had a great night for Curdworth Wheelers Pongers in his sides 6-4 away win against Spital Daredevils clocking up a maximum plus the doubles in combination with Nick Matthews. Matthews also helped himself to a double. Daredevils points came courtesy of two from Stafford Brooks and singles from Stuart Spalding and Alan Baker. Another maximum from unbeaten Neil Lehane helped Lichfield Knaves edge a narrow 6-4 home win over Hopwas Jokers. Yuriy Slobodyuk played well for his two in support and Alan Thorne added a point. For Jokers, Alan Mcloughlin, Alan Baxter and Hayden Wootton each took singles with Mcloughlin and Wootton securing the doubles in four.