17th October 2017 Match Reports

The early pacesetters in Division One of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League are Cwmbran Aztecs. In their latest match they overcame Blaenavon Aces 26-7 with a player of the match performance from Tony Collins with maximum wins, ably supported by Mark Edmunds and Andrew Ryder with 3 and 2 wins respectively. For the Aces Bethany Brewer had a good win over Andrew Ryder.

Cwmbran Colts have moved up to second place after their 24-7 win over Bristol Nomads. Once again the Colts' Lee Thomas was player of the match with his maximum wins and was well supported by the Pearce brothers Mathew and Ben with their 2 wins each. For the Nomads Andy Banks and Peter Gordon picked up 1 win each.

The final match in Division One saw Cwmbran Blues drop to 3rd place despite their 21-13 win over YMCA Preachers. The Blues were indebted to their player of the match David D Lloyd with his 3 wins and Roger Grech with 2 wins. For the Preachers the 'other' David Lloyd picked up 2 wins.

In Division Two it is Cwmbran Dynamos who are setting the pace following their close win over third placed Cwmbran Eccentrics by 19-17. For the Dynamos both Alex Jones and Will Smith-Haddon picked up 2 wins each. Despite a player of the match performance from John Thomas with his 3 wins the Eccentrics could not quite overcome the leaders.

Cwmbran Fellows continue to be the Dynamos closest rivals when they beat League newcomers Chepstow Chiefs 20-15. For the Fellows both Mick Mellor and Peter Teichner picked up 2 wins, but the player of the match was the Chiefs' Connor Pyke with his 3 wins.

The final match in Division Two saw Cwmbran Panthers beat North Gwent Cougars by 16-13. For the Panthers both Mike Blatchford and Yuri Cherkasenko picked up 2 wins. For the Cougars their number one player, Greg Price, proved unbeatable and he picked up the player of the match award. The Cougars' Sam Slatter continued his improved form from last season with a good win over Howard Gaut.


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