WEEK 18 REPORT
Although Ashford Hill Ramblers have already won the league there was no letting up when they were 10-0 victors against Thatcham Thunder with Sam Ricks , John Goodyer and Paul Rattue going through the card.
The battle for runners up is still on with Woolton Hill Eagles , Thatcham A and Thatcham Nomads all in with a chance and all had big wins this week.
Eagles beat Woolton Hill Badgers 9-1 with maximums from Keith Langley and Anthony Baker with Ian Langley winning two.
Thatcham A also won 9-1 against Upton Ultraviolets with Tony Brown and John Golding unbeaten and Richard Rosinski getting a double .
Nomads went one better and Ray Powell , Nat Richardson and Kevin Brooker inflicted a 10-0 victory over AWE Fission .
Thatcham Colts Patrick Garlick won all three when they played Kintbury Jog but it was not enough as Jog won 6-4 with doubles from Mark Wheeler , Pete Sinyard and Dom Cutter.. Best game of the night was the first one with Wheeler just beating Eddie Haines 12-10 in decider.
Thatcham C who need two points from their last two matches to clinch the title got maximum points in beating Kintbury Cobra's 8-2 . Nestor Ceron and Ray Beeks both won three each for the Thatcham side although Ceron was taken to five by Ian Wu .
Thatcham Lions are favourites to get second spot with only Woolton Hill Wombats being able to catch them if they win their last three matches and Lions slip up in their last game. Lions had to fight hard before defeating Thatcham Scorpions by 7-3 with only one match being won three straight. Pater Erlich played well to win all three with Eddie Haines getting two..Bill Stamatiou got a double for Scorpions .
Thatcham Spartans beat off spirited by Thatcham X to win 8-2 with Sajish Pavitran and Eric Panting getting hat tricks and Celia Hooker winning twice
Thatcham Hawks finished off their season with 6-4 win over West Ilsley B which keeps them top of the table and only Thatcham Choppers could catch them but they would need to get at least 10 points from their last three matches .Hawks Geoff Eldred was unbeaten just getting home against Lionel Sheppard 11-8 in the final set and Ian Dickason won two with Steve Cobrin getting two for Ilsley.
Kintbury Outlaws who have had a good year beat Woolton Hill Racketeers 8-2 with a maximum from David Rawlings and two each from John Tanner and Dave Rees . Sthiven Pinilla won twice for Racketeers including coming back from two sets to one down to Rees.
Woolton Hill Woodpeckers who still have an outside chance of second place had two wins First they defeated Thatcham Spitfires 7-3 with Archie Dyson getting a treble and Max McDougall a double with Pat Shaw replying twice for the losers.
Then Woodpeckers got home 6-4 against Thatcham Dragons a match that had five fifth set deciders.Top man was Dragons Sajish Pavithran who won all of his games although two went to five.. Archie Dyson and Adrian Dray both won twice for Woodpeckers and won the doubles together 11-9 in the decider to seal the win.
Dragons did better when they played Inkpen Insufferables and got a draw. Pavithran again won his three matches and for Inkpen Bob Nash and Tom Kelly won twice
Author: Eric Panting via Newbury Table Tennis League