Hollington Academy A notched their fifth consecutive maximum points win in the Hastings & District Table Tennis League Division 1 when they beat Tigers A 8-2, with Paul Barry unbeaten and two wins each for Basher Obeyede and Chelsea Furnival, making her first appearance of the season. After their opening week draw with Bexhill A, Hollington’s quiet accumulation has given them a slight, yet discernible, advantage over their rivals. Tony Catt took both Tigers’ wins.
Saints A kept in touch after a 7-3 win at Tackleway B where Dave Butler and James Winchester gained maximums.
Critically for Saints, this was a lost bonus point and the same malaise affected below-strength Bexhill A, who won 7-3 against Bexhill B with Martin Kellaway unbeaten and Bob Lowe winning two games. Best for the B side was Andy Summers whose two wins included a 5-set win from 1-2 down against Lowe.
Tackleway A beat Saints B 7-3 aided by three wins for Roger Pingram and and two for Roy Funnell. John Wond is having a good season for Saints and he won two and went down 9-11 in the decider to Pingram.
Bexhill D ground out their seventh win on the trot to beat Hollington A 6-4. They lead Division 2 despite the efforts of Hollington’s Sean Godfrey, whose maximum means he has lost only once this season. Brian Beaney and John Bradbury won two each for the leaders with Bradbury scarping through 12-10 in the 5th against Steph Sergeant.
Bexhill E’s Pam Winter enjoyed her reunion with old team-mates Tigers B as her maximum helped Bexhill to a 6-4 victory. Konrad Pieterse won 2 for Bexhill, as did Chris Woods for the losers.
Keith Lindsay, Danny Kildea and Nick Coleman cruised to a 9-1 success for Tackleway F over Bexhill G, whose only success came in the doubles, although Barry Goodson had the closest of games before losing to Kildea.
In Division 3, Ron Spencer’s three wins plus two for Eric Cruttenden set up NALGO B’s 6-4 defeat of Hollington C.
Willett & Phillips drew 5-5 at Tigers C with Phil Bailey unbeaten and Ken McEwan winning two, while Michael Foster’s two wins kept Tigers in the hunt.