There was a surprise result in Division Four as CRGS A beat the leaders, Tollgate F, 7-3. Jonathan Ma and Kenneth Tsui won all of their games for CRGS. This result leaves Tollgate seven points clear at the top, but have played a game more than their nearest rivals, Gt Horkesley E. Gilberd B comfortably beat Pegasus G 10-0 with all but two of the games being won in three sets. Tollesbury C beat Pegasus H 7-3. Terry Collier and Brian Dixon won maximums for Tollesbury.
Rowhedge B lie top of the Premier Division after beating Tollgate B 8-2. Rik James finished the night unbeaten. Gt Horkesley A are two points behind in what is looking to be one of the closest battles the Colchester league has seen in the top tier for many years. They beat Rowhedge C 8-2. Oli Reynolds was the only player able to win a singles’ game for Rowhedge. Tollgate A are five points off the top spot after beating St James A 9-1. James Denyer achieved St James’ only point of the evening. Dedham A recorded a good 7-3 win over Rowhedge A, with Trevor Lloyd winning all of his games for Dedham.
Lawford A have an unassailable lead at the top of Division One thanks to a 7-3 victory over Rowhedge E. Keith Norman and Mike Emmerson both won maximums for Lawford. Second placed Pegasus B beat St James C 8-2 to give themselves a seven-point lead over Walton B in the table with one game remaining for both teams. Tollgate C beat Tollesbury A 7-3. Neil Freeman and David Fiddeman won all of their games for Tollgate.
In Division Two, Tollesbury B look likely to join Tollgate D in promotion to the next division up as they beat Pegasus D 9-1. They can now only be caught by Pegasus C who are 18 points behind with two games in hand. Pegasus drew 5-5 with Rowhedge G. Dave Whiting won a maximum for Pegasus. Gt Horkesley C beat their ‘sister’ team, Gt Horkesley D, 7-3. Ian Carter won all of the ‘D’ team’s points. Dedham B and St James D played out a very compelling 5-5 draw. St James D had two players playing up for them and one of those players, Tom Wilkin, managed to win all of his games.
The top two teams in Division Three have now been confirmed. Rowhedge H can now not be caught in second place after beating Lawford D 9-1. Charlie Morris-Denholm got Lawford’s only point of the evening. Gilberd A won 1-0 against Dedham D. Rowhedge I beat Pegasus F 8-2, with Jared Chelski and Cameron Simpson winning all of their games. Pegasus E drew 5-5 with St James E. Tom Wilkin achieved a maximum for St James.
Tom Lewis - CDTTL Press Officer