04-01-2015 - Weekly News Report

Netts A have become the first team to reach 100 points in this season’s Braintree Table Tennis League.

They topped the ton after a 9-1 win over Rayne B.

Kevin Gowlett and Patrick Gilbert were unbeaten but Lee McHugh’s straight-games win over John Cleasby prevented a flawless return.

Champions Liberal A, who have two matches in hand, crept a point closer when they registered an untroubled 10-0 win over Felsted RBL A.

Netts B matched their A team with a 9-1 win over Rayne C. Richard Whiteside’s win over Graham Farmer was the one that got away.

Ian Whiteside’s four-match unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Hector Rogers in Rayne A’s 6-4 win over their own D team.

Rogers won 11-4 in the fifth game but lost in four games to Steve Pennell, who in turn lost to Adam Buxton.

Division three leaders Rayne G avenged their earlier defeat by Black Notley G when they won the return 7-3. 

But this time Rayne G had their regular trio of Tony Stredder, Charles Wilkinson and Tim Gowers in action, in contrast to the first encounter when only Gowers was available.  And Notley G turned out an entirely different team.

Declan Baines, playing up from the I team, scored good wins over Wilkinson and Gowers and joined Matt Carter to win the doubles.

Second-placed Felsted B dropped only one set – Slim Hardy avenging an earlier defeat by Dean Wood – in beating Netts C.

One-time junior star Nick Hasler has returned to action for Rayne H after a lengthy lay-off.   He was unbeaten in his side’s 6-4 win over Notley I.

Felsted C won all but one set – a Barry Mouser win over Arthur Geen – in beating Rayne I 9-1 while Notley H did not drop any against their own F team.

Author: via Braintree Table Tennis League
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