After all the cup exploits it was back to play in the Leicester and District League where there has been some interesting catching up in Division One, both at the top and the bottom of the chart.
Smith needed all her skill to beat Martin Taylor 21-9 leaving KP’s Rayan Kotecha requiring to beat the wily Chris Weston 21-8. The latter scored 10 to give The Drifters victory by two points at 335-333.
Meanwhile Arnesby just about keep in touch near the top with a 6-4 success against Desford Village, this time Rhys Emery spearheading and unbeaten, Dave Wagstaff two and Bruce Johnson one....
Meanwhile moving up to Division One we find two “in house” matches, first teams against second teams from the same club, the firsts winning 7-3 in each case.
Syston Casuals look doomed having been cast adrift at the very bottom but Abbots Road are next, even after winning what might be a crucial encounter against Thringstone.
Only one of the ten sets needed a fourth game but it was good to see the doubles played, something that is going out of fashion in the top two divisions these days.
It was something of a slow re-start for the second half of the season in some divisions of the Leicester and District League but both Knighton Park teams in Division One were soon in the thick of things.
The Wizards have a four points lead at the top with Great Glen next and both Abbots Road and Goons poised for any slip ups less than a victory down the table.
Although, inevitably, much of the focus of top class local table tennis will be in the higher divisions, occasionally a touch of class will occur lower down, as it did in the Division Four Leicester and District League catch up match between Knighton Park VII and Nomads II.
James Morley and Martin Brunning took three apiece and Tony Fox two, leaving Brunning still undefeated, while Rayan Kotecha won KP’s only singles, the team being given the doubles.