BUCKS COUNTY INTER LEAGUE TABLE TENNIS
AYLESBURY ARE CHAMPIONS
Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Association hosted the Annual Bucks County Inter-League Competition on 5 February. It involved a high percentage of top County players where the play was continuous from 9am until 5pm. High Wycombe, Milton Keynes, Chalfont and Aylesbury Leagues were represented, split into two Divisions of 4 teams in each. 25 players put on a tremendous display of classy table tennis, supported by up to 20 spectators through the day.
Robert Hansell representing High Wycombe A was the best player in Div 1 on the day with only one loss and was awarded the Sewell Trophy. High Wycombe won this event last year but lost this time to Aylesbury in their encounter with Lee Rogerson, Dave Ralls and Steve Munson grasping a 5-4 win. Aylesbury needed to continue their performance against the other teams and this they did. Alan Cherry, Craig Brown and Dan Smalley from Milton Keynes tried their best to stem the flow, typified by Dave Ralls and his flashing blade. At the end Aylesbury were level with High Wycombe on points but prevailed as Champions as a result of their 5-4 win. Steve Munson and Lee Rogerson both dropped 2 games each and Dave finished with 5 wins out of 9. Danny Baxter for High Wycombe was also in great form, only losing twice. Shae Thakker was Chalfonts’ best player in this high class table tennis company.
Milton Keynes B won Division Two where Dan Apanna was unbeaten. Aylesbury B finished a creditable second with sterling performances from Gary Keers, Jim Welch and James McCafferty.
|HIGH WYCOMBE A||2||1||19||8||19||(4-5)|
|MILTON KEYNES A||1||2||14||13||14|
|Robert Hansell (High Wycombe A)||9||8||1||88.9|
|Steve Munson (Aylesbury A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Lee Rogerson (Aylesbury A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Danny Baxter (High Wycombe A)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Alan Cherry (Milton Keynes A)||9||6||3||66.7|
|Dave Ralls (Aylesbury A)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Craig Brown (Milton Keynes A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Rob Hazlewood (High Wycombe A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Dan Smalley (Milton Keynes A)||9||4||5||44.4|
|Shae Thakker (Chalfonts)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Jon Tolontan (Chalfonts)||9||0||9||0.0|
|Nigel Naylor-Smith (Chalfonts)||6||0||6||0.0|
|Rhys Thoroughgood (Chalfonts)||3||0||3||0.0|
|The Sewell Trophy for the most wins by a Bucks player was won by Robert Hansell.|
|MILTON KEYNES B||3||0||22||5||22|
|HIGH WYCOMBE B||1||2||9||17||9|
|MILTON KEYNES C||0||3||7||19||7|
|Dan Appanna (Milton Keynes B)||9||9||0||100.0|
|Nigel Metcalfe (Milton Keynes B)||9||8||1||88.9|
|Gary Keers (Aylesbury B)||9||7||2||77.8|
|Peter Bannister (Milton Keynes B)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Jim Welch (Aylesbury B)||9||5||4||55.6|
|Tim Cheek (High Wycombe B)||8||4||4||50.0|
|Dave Wackrill (Milton Keynes C)||8||3||5||37.5|
|Nick Howard (Milton Keynes C)||9||3||6||33.3|
|James McCafferty (Aylesbury B)||9||3||6||33.3|
|Richard Ambrose (High Wycombe B)||9||3||6||33.3|
|Jacek Umanski (High Wycombe B)||9||2||7||22.2|
|Ryan Murphy (Milton Keynes B)||9||1||8||11.1|
The League are entering teams in the Bucks County Inter-League Competition (2 teams) and in the national Wilmott Cup (Men) and Carter Cup (Boys) competitions.
Players from the Premier Division and higher ranking players from Division One are welcome to apply to represent the League in the Senior competitions.
The County Inter-League Competition is due to take place on Sunday 5th February. It is an all day event run as two divisions each of four teams. Two players are fielded in each match but ideally the League would use three players for each team meaning six players are required in total.
In the national cup competitions the League like to field 3 players for each team meaning squads of 6 men players and 3 junior (under 18) boy players. The League would be happy to field a women's team in the J M Rose Bowl competition if there are two ladies of requisite standard willing to play. These competitions run at weekends. Players must have played at least four Aylesbury League matches to qualify.
Interested players please contact the League Secretary, Brian Whitehead;
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01442 822 226