Observer 06-04-18 junior

With just a handful of games to complete the Hastings & District Junior Table Tennis League faces an exciting climax with both Divisional titles still up for grabs.

In Division One, Awesome Blaze moved level with leaders Unbelievable Tekkers with two wins. Fiery Balls were beaten 4-1, despite including Josh Frazer, with Sacha Ward’s maximum including an epic win over Frazer 14-16, 13-11, 13-11. TT Demons were then dismissed 5-0 with Ward and Leo Marquesen both unbeaten although Kelsey Burgess did well to take both Blazers to three games.

Unbelievable Tekkers also beat Fiery Balls 4-1 with two wins from Tristan Hyland while, in another tight game, Charlie Keen picked up the consolation for the losers.

With both teams having one match to play, both against Bangers & Smash, Tekkers lead on sets average.

 Bangers & Smash (Reece Lincoln and Kai Potter) beat TT Demons 5-0, before bottom placed Demons picked up their second win of the season with 3-2 defeat of Fiery Balls in which Kelsey Burgess was unbeaten.


In Division Two, an amazing sequence of events has seen Tabletoppers, who were fifth in the table with no less than five games in hand, put together a run of six 5-0 wins to put themselves in contention for the title. Arun Selby and Grady-Lee Palmer, who have risen to third and fourth in the averages have only dropped one game in this run, when Palmer lost the opening game to Ryan Humphreys of The Smashers.

The run was interrupted by a 4-1 defeat to leaders Balls of Steel, who had Josh Frazer unbeaten. Frazer was taken to three by Palmer before Timothy Allen edged out Selby 16-14 in the decider.

Balls of Steel had a tight 4-1 win against The Smashers where Frazer was again unbeaten. He went the distance with Humphreys who also lost to Allen 14-12 in the third while Smashers only win came when Megan White scraped past Allen , again in three games.

Balls of Steel, who have completed their fixtures, lead by two points from Tabletoppers who will win the league on sets average if they beat Ping Pong Wizar
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