Table Tennis by Paul Myers
Broadmoor A have gone top of Division One after beating Ash B and Tennis A 8-2 in the Aldershot and District Table Tennis League. Clive Banham bagged six out of six and Barry Morten four out of six in both matches with Mark Handcock grabbing a treble against Ash B. Ash A dropped down to second with a 6-4 win against Central C and a 7-3 loss to Bentley A. Ross Saxby won five out of six and Martin Townshend three out of six for Ash. A new name to the league though is Andy Mudie who bagged a treble for Bentley A and in the process beat the the useful Ross Saxby in five. Bentley A also beat Shackleford 8-2 in which Micky Lang won all three with Phil Hales and Steve French winning two apiece. Shackleford thrashed a lowly Cody A 10-0 to lift themselves into mid-table with Dennis Perrett, Simon Turner and Steve Pearce all unbeaten on the evening.
Ash C continue to dominate in Division Two by extending their unbeaten winning run to eight, after beating Tennis E 9-1. Nigel Care and Martin Gilbey were both unbeaten with Mike Levey doubling up. Gordon Courtney bagged a single to prevent the whitewash. Tennis B in second bagged a couple of wins, 10-0 against lowly Ash E and a 6-4 victory against Fleet CC A. Graham Dickson was the maximum man in both with Graham Barson winning five out of six. Frimley B have moved up the table after beating Ash E 8-2 and Tennis E 6-4. Against Ash E Derek Seager and Andrew Davies bagged hat-tricks, whilst Chris Lines, Hillary Greig and Seager all won braces for Frimley against Tennis E.
Frimley C are top of the pile in a tight looking Division Three where nine points covers the top five sides. Frimley C beat Cody D 8-2 and Kingfisher A 6-4. Second placed Tennis F beat a lowly Ash G 8-2 and then lost 6-4 to Frimley D. Tennis F's Peter Killick with his very unique style was in treble form against Ash G and Robeen Roopun was in maximum form for Frimley. Frimley D working their way up the table also beat bottom team Cody D 9-1 with Bob Holmden and Roopun winning all three. In reply Andy Stenning beat Gary Nicholson(2wins) to prevent the drubbing. Tennis G beat Ash G 9-1 and drew with Kingfisher B. Paul Shakespeare was the star for the tennis men winning six out of six in great style.
In Division Four Ash H lost their unbeaten record to third placed Tennis H 6-4. Colin Pearce won all three and Paul Jarvis two for Tennis with Terry Kavanagh bagging a duo for Ash. Ash H though put that defeat behind them and beat Kingfisher C 9-1 with Kavanagh and Ray Mears in treble form. Chris Saville saved Kingfishers blushes by beating Bill Abbott(2wins). Fleet CC B who are proving very consistant this season beat Bentley B 7-3 in which Mark Holbrook won all three and Andy Blunden two. The doubles was very exciting with Fleet CC B winning 16-14 in the fifth game but the match of the evening was Marge Masseys five set thriller against Anton Bris. Massey won the first game 12-10 only for Bris to win the next 11-8, Massey then won 11-4 only to lose 11-4 in the next. In the final game with nerves at a premium the experience of Marge Massey helped her edge it 11-9 to give her a single on the evening and her team another vital point. Bentley B went on to beat lowly Ash J 9-1 with Les Vail and Anton Bris grabbing trebles with Josh Taylor grabbing a single for Ash beating Pavol Bris(2wins). Fleet CC C drew with Farnham Cohesion and Frimley E to maintain a mid-table position. Kevin Bissell won all three for Fleet with Dean Robertson and Dong Ming-Lau two each for Farnham. Roy Chittenden and Bissell doubled up for Fleet against Frimley for whom Jon Ball claimed the man of the match tag recording a hat-trick. Dong Ming-Lau and Dean Robertson continue to improve and grabbed trebles for Farnham Cohesion in their 8-2 win against Ash J. Other noteworthy performances were Chris Savilles treble for Kingfisher A against Ash K and Norrie Shorts treble for Cody E against Frimley E