End of Week 4 - Reynolds Returns as Hermits Win Again

Hermits' astonishing start to the season continued as they defeated struggling BT 8-1. Geoff Barnes made it 12 wins from 12 for the season with another three victories, whilst Mick Kosmowsky followed suit. BT's one end came courtesy of Lyndon Harris, who superbly beat Dave Rawlins in five.

Hermits' credentials shall be given a thorough assessment in the next three weeks as they go up against the teams currently sat in second, third and fourth.

Greetland Social 'A' kept up their chase of the league leaders with a 7-2 win over their second team. Despite Gilly Broadbent and Garry Jowett both defeating Alex Shaw, Gareth Hey and Jack Dabrowski won three apiece to secure a 22nd consecutive win for Greetland.

Marcus Reynolds made a triumphant return to table tennis as he recorded three wins against YMEN in a 6-3 victory for Tradesmen. Reynolds, who hasn't played for 18 months, impressively beat Shamir Bose, Martin Connolly and Fraser Krischke, as did teammate Stuart Sykes.

Fraser Riley's impressive start to the season continued as he picked up three wins to aid Central to a 6-3 win over Panthers. Riley picked up three wins, including victory over Ben Fillingham, to move Central up to sixth.

 Red Press v Grasshoppers was postponed.

Division 2

Hotshots opened an 11 point gap at the top of Division 2 with a 9-0 win over Dolphins. Dolphins' trio all succumbed to Lewis Palmer, Ollie Hill and Robert Woodhead, who are the early favourites to take the title.

Their nearest challengers are Central 2, who defeated Oakland Raiders 7-2. Shaun Forbes and Eric Greenwood won all three sets whilst Paul Dean contributed a victory over Tony Hemmingway.

Keighley Nomads recorded their first win of the season as the defeated Tribal 1 8-1. Despite Carey Baggott picking up a superb win over Derek Briggs, Keighley cruised to victory, with Stefan Cyhanko and Bob Yorke winning three matches each.

Dave Stretton and David Melbourne won three matches apiece as Rams defeated Team G 7-2, with Barbara Gee and Brian Chapman securing wins over Darrell Mann for Team G

Evergreens moved up to fifth after recording a second consecutive 5-4 win. Their victims this time were Central 3, with Mick Curry and Dave Lewis securing two wins each.

Division 3

Leopards moved up to second after winning their second consecutive match 9-0. Following a match postponement and a bye week, Leopards had only played one match previous to their win over Rainbow 1.  However, they maintained their impeccable record as they cruised past Rainbow, with Richard Musgrove particularly impressing.

They remain behind Ramsbridge, albeit with two games in hand, after they defeated Netamatix 6-3. Netamatix trio John Wasilewski, Michael Craven and Martyn Halliday all defeated Shane Roberts, however they couldn't overcome Joe Broadbent or Allen Cowburn, who recorded maximums.

Tribal 2 picked up their first win of the season as they defeated Old Town Hounds 7-2. John Taylor was the star as he secured three back to back wins, whilst he was supported by Billy Wragg and Derek Greenwood who won two each, both being defeated by Neil Coneron.

Sowerby 2 maintained their unbeaten start to the season as they defeated their first team 6-3. A superb effort from Phillip Parry was the difference between the two sides as he won all three of his sets.

Jokers secured a big result over Rainbow 2 as they squeezed past them in a 5-4 victory. Stand in Ronnie McNamara secured three wins, with Karen Levin's two victories securing the result.


Ruby moved to the top of the Ladies Division with an 8-1 win over Aquamarine. Joan Bottomley's impressive win over Alex Borberly wasn't enough as Borberly recovered with two victories whilst team mates Karen Levin and Ginny Harris won all three.

The star performer of the week was Sophie Yung, who defeated Halifax Ladies Champion Chrissy Sykes to secure her Emerald side a 5-4 win over Amethyst. Yung maintained her unbeaten start to the campaign in the process, and staked her claim as the star performer in the Division.

Finally, Diamond's Joyce Walker clinched three fabulous wins to help her side to a 6-3 victory over Sapphire. Walker beat Abbie Parker, Amy Fillingham and Christine Beaumont to condemn Sapphire to their first defeat of the season.

Player of the week: Sophie Yung, for beating Ladies Champion Chrissy Sykes.

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