Table Tennis by Paul Myers
Bourne B continue to set the pace and remain unbeaten in the third division of the Aldershot and District Table Tennis League. Bourne B edged out Frimley C 6-4 and beat Frimley D 7-3 with Peter Butler the main man for Bourne winning six out of six. Tennis F chasing in second whitewashed lowly Cody C 10-0 but then could only manage a draw against a struggling Ash G. Ian Brown, Derek Read and Graham Marshall were all unbeaten against Cody but only fielded two against Ash in which Brown and Read won two each. Tennis G bagged a couple of 7-3 wins against Farnham Cohesion A and Ash F to move them up the table with Bob Brown playing in both matches and winning five out of six. Farnham Cohesion A and Ash F both bounced back from defeats with 6-4 wins against Ash G and Frimley D respectively. Dong Ming Lau claimed a hat-trick and Dean Robertson two against Ash G while Terry French was the star man for Ash F winning all three against Frimley. Frimley C fielding a two man side beat Fleet CC B 6-4 with Tony Harrison winning all three and Jon Ball two for Frimley. Broadmoor B just got past Tennis H 6-4 with Mark Armstrong trebling up on the night and Dick Deacon grabbing a brace for Broadmoor.
In the top division Broadmoor A beat a two man Bentley A side 7-3 to stay at the top of the pile. Clive Banham was unbeaten for Broadmoor but Steve French stole the honours by beating Mark Handcock in a five game thriller winning 13-11 in the decider. In second place are Central A who beat Central B 6-4 (thanks to a Phil Snelson treble) and lost out 6-4 to Ash A. Ash A went on to draw with Shackleford in which Richard Seymour was the star turn winning all three. Frimley A grabbed their first win of the season by beating Tennis A 8-2. Graham Diplock won all three and was backed up well by Clive Asprey and Rob Hawes who both grabbed braces. Central C also beat the struggling Tennis A winning 6-4 with Dave Phelps trebling up and Robin Pretty winning two. Ash B played Ash C in their local derby and Ash B came out 8-2 victors with Dave Halfpenny and Nick Mills both winning all three for the B's.
In Division Two it is clear from an early stage that Ash E are the favourites for relegation. Ash E were beaten 10-0 by Tennis B and then 9-1 by Tennis D and are still without a win. Jack Davies, Stuart Middlemiss and Dave Jarvis were all unbeaten in the romp for Tennis B. Neil Print and Paul Shakespeare were both in treble form for Tennis D with Jeff Brawn preventing the whitewash for Ash by beating Andy Murdock (2wins). Cody A are in pole position after beating Tennis B 7-3 with Peter Anthony and Dave Stenning both grabbing maximums. In third place are Tennis C who have a big squad and they remain unbeaten with a 6-4 win against club-rivals Tennis E and a 10-0 drubbing of a two player Frimley B. With a few other close matches the stand out performances were from Pete Good of Frimley B who won all three against Fleet CC A and Kin Chans maximum against Tennis E.
Division Fours, Bentley B are still in great form this season and continued their winning ways by beating Ash J 7-3 courtesy of a Les Vaill treble and two from Pavol Bris in response Josh Taylor grabbed a brace for Ash. Frimley E the only other team not to have lost fought out a stalemate with Cody D. David Mackinnon and Paul Phelan won doubles for Frimley as did John Asprey for Cody. Cody D who hold a narrow advantage at the head of the Division beat club-rivals Cody E 7-3 with John Asprey winning all three and Mick Strode two. Ash H's Dave Phillips claimed a maximum and Ron Davies two in their 7-3 win against Ash J with the improving Josh Taylor again taking a couple of wins and only just losing out to Phillips in five games. Farnham Cohesion B beat Ash K 8-2 with Chris Saville getting a maximum and John Saville and Brenda Green grabbing two each. Ash K have grabbed win number one for their season by beating Tennis J 6-4 with Dave Brown and John Hutchinson both bagging trebles to secure the victory.