Jermaine Fearon (right) in Good form for H20 Rowhedge

Three straight wins for H20 Rowhedge G has catapulted them up to second spot in Division Three of the Colchester & District Table Tennis League. The first was an 8-2 win against CRGS with a welcome return to Ed Rudge back from his studies. He won one with youngsters Jermaine Fearon and Josh Sidki returning from their Division One exploits, both unbeaten. They both repeated these feats against their ‘H’ team with Rudge taking two as they went one better, winning 9-1. Oliver Reynolds who got the ‘H’ team’s sole point then ‘played-up’ for the ‘G’ team, winning two against Gt Horkesley D, inflicting a second defeat on the former BT team. Fearon made it nine out of nine in the 6-4 win to move his team one point behind leaders University of Essex. They made short work of Dedham A, winning 10-0 with Nathan Nicol, Chester Chung and Oliver Pink all unbeaten, inflicting Mel Rampton’s first defeats. The previous week he had recorded his second maximum in an 8-2 win over Pegasus D. St James D are third maintaing their one hundred percent record with a 7-3 win at H20 Rowhedge H. Colin Beaumont completed his second treble of the season, to stay undefeated. Pegasus C’s Tony Eversden is another player in good form and he duly completed a three wins against Lawford C to make it eight out of nine successes. Former Clairmont players Paul Hewitt and James Tindle were joined by Andrea Alleyne to win the remaining seven games for Lawford C. Father and son Martin and Tom Lewis both won three in a 9-1 win at Pegasus D.

The Gilberd A have taken over top spot in Division Four following their 8-2 win at Lawford D, Neil Huatan winning his three in straight sets on debut. The teachers of the ‘A’ team also won the bragging rights over the pupils of their ‘B’ team with a 9-1 success, Robert Wood-Norman winning the one for the ‘B’ team with Roger Springett and Evaldas Ablonskis unbeaten. Wood-Norman previously recorded a maximum against Pegasus G in a 7-3 win for the schools ‘B’ team. Pegasus also suffered two heavy defeats; 10-0 against Gt Horkesley G, Jennie Clark amongst those unbeaten and 9-1 against Dedham B with Marlene Smith and Keir Hughes winning three apiece. Tollgate D drop to second despite a 7-3 win over H20 Rowhedge I. Peter Giles was the only Rowhedge player to score, winning his three singles. Gt Horkesley G move up to third with Denise Thompson and Chris Jones both recording maximums in a 9-1 defeat of Gilberd B. H20 Rowhedge I comfortably accounted for Gt Horkesley F 8-2, Mark Burrows unbeaten withy Matthew Rogers winning two for Horkesley.

Tollgate A remain top in Division One, beating second placed Pegasus A 8-2 with Greg Green and Colin Stallwood, on his first match of the season untroubled. Gt Horkesly B are the surprise package so far and they also have a one hundred percent record, this week upsetting their ‘A’ team 7-3. Gary Young was again at the fore winning three as he did against H20 Rowhedge A the previous week beating Antony Greenwood 11-9 in the fifth end as his team won 6-4 against a weakened Rowhedge team. H20 Rowhedge C go third courtesy of a narrow 6-4 win over Tollgate B. Sue Welham was in sparkling form winning her three for Tollgate, including a straight sets win over Gary Cattermole who won two. Cattermole previously won his three in a 7-3 win over Walton B.

In Division Two Tollgate C are top, this week beating Pegasus B 8-2. Holly Stubbings tops the averages with nine straight wins, father John taking the player-of-the match for the second week running. Tollesbury A could be the dark horses with their new signings and they sit second after an impressive 8-2 win over H20 Rowhedge F. Highlight of the match was Patrick Gilberts five set win over Chris Brook. In the east-coast derby Walton C came out 8-2 winners against St James C with the ‘old-firm’ of Colin Dereman and John Rice undefeated. Fourth placed H20 Rowhedge D and Lawford A shared the spoils with a very special performance from Rowhedge’s Andrew Harvey completing an excellent treble. Lawford A and H20 Rowhedge E also fought out a 5-5 draw, Keiron Hills won three for Lawford following his match saving win against Martin Edwards in five sets.


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