Ormesby secured the perfect possible day as they registered their third consecutive whitewash.
Having already thrashed Knighton Park and Burton Uxbridge 6-0, the league leaders produced the same scoreline against YHL. Ormesby raced into a 3-0 lead before an epic clash between Yolanda King and Karina Le Fevre, which the latter eventually won 12-10 in the fifth, secured victory for Ormesby.
Draycott kept up the pace with their title rivals as they defeated Halton 5-1. Despite Nicole Hall’s splendid win over the previously unbeaten Abbie Milwain, it proved to be a mere consolation as both Emma Vickers, who ended the day unbeaten, and Natalie Slater recorded two wins each.
Burton Uxbridge picked up their first win of the season against bottom of the table Knighton Park 5-1. Isobel Ashley was particularly impressive on her way to two victories and was ably supported by Kate Hughes, who also recorded a double. Karen Smith earned her side a consolation with victory over Sophie Neil.
In the top of the table clash in Division One, Fusion Wags picked up a superb victory over Thorntons Table Tennis. Doubles from Lois Peake and Nivedita Sunil were enough to record the victory, giving them a two point cushion over Thorntons and AICES, who beat Drumchapel 5-1.
Formby ended the first day of the season at the top of Division Two after beating Leeds Ladies 4-2. Zoe Cheesman was the star with two victories taking her side a long way towards victory. Draycott 2 and Pink Pong South West are in hot pursuit of Formby after picking up wins over Halton and Cippenham respectively.
Division Three remains a tight league with three sides separated by a point. Greenhouse holds a slender advantage over their rivals after picking up a third successive win, beating Cardiff 4-2, whilst Fusion and St Andrews could not be separated in an entertaining 3-3 contest.
The same scenario goes for Division Four, which is also terribly tight at the top. Draycott 3 perch at the top of the league after beating Byng Hall B 6-0, with Fusion New Stars and York Garden Angels breathing down their necks after contesting a 3-3 draw.
However, the tightest league of all is Division Five, with just two points separating five teams. Sutton At Hone’s draw with Stantek has given them a slender one point lead. However, with a number of big games to come there will inevitably be a number of changes at the top of the league.
Written By Matthew Shaw