4th December 2018 Match Reports

Cwmbran Blues are the new leaders of Division One of the Eastern Valley Table Tennis League. They took advantage of the previous leaders Cwmbran Aztecs having a bye week when they beat Cardiff Nomads 21-13 this week. There were three wins each for the Blues' David Lloyd and Mark Farrow but it was Lloyd who narrowly took the player of the match award. For the Nomads, Peter Gordon, Jack Fletcher and Geoff Strangeway all had one win each.

The other match in Division One saw Blaenavon Aces secure a good win over YMCA Preachers 20-16 to move off the bottom of the division. For the Aces both Jon and Ben Allen won all their matches but it was father Jon who just beat his son to the player of the match award. For the Preachers, Eric Turner, Ray Goulding and Claire Flannagan each secured one win each. 

In Division Two, Cwmbran Eccentrics maintained their narrow lead at the top with a 23-15 win over Cwmbran Dynamos.  Player of the match was the Eccentrics' John Thomas with three wins and he was well supported by Ian Shipley with two wins and Lincoln Alford with one win and seven points for his team. For the Dynamos there were two wins for Alex Jones, whose only defeat came in five sets against Thomas, and a win for Richard Lownsbrough.

Still keeping up the pressure on the leaders are North Gwent Cougars and in their latest match defeated Cwmbran Devils 24-6. The player of the match was the Cougars' Michel Policht, who proved an able deputy for his teams leading player Goran Karabar by winning all his matches. He was well supported by Sam Slatter who also had maximum wins and Jon Deacon who had two wins. For the Devils, Stan Williams picked up his teams solitary win.

The final match in Division Two saw the basement battle between Cwmbran Panthers and Cwmbran Fellows which the Panthers won 18-14. For the Panthers both Star Limbu and Sunam Rai both registered two wins each and there was a win for Yuri Cherkasenko. Despite their defeat the Fellows had the consolation of having the player of the match in Wayne Ford with his three wins, although he had to come back from 2-1 down to defeat Limbu in a very tense game. Mick Mellor picked up a single win for the Fellows.

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