Observer 18-05-18

With the table tennis season almost over, Hollington Academy A have retained the First Division title in the Hastings & District League, winning all of their twenty two matches. Paul Barry, Basher Obeyed, Nathan Darby and Andy Furnival enjoyed an excellent season with Darby taking the League Closed Singles title for the first time, beating Obeyed in the final.

Bexhill A finished seven points adrift after leading for most of the first half. David Rayment and Rob Warner excelled but former Hastings champion Lewis Mayhew only made six appearances.

Another outstanding season for Graham Gillett helped Bexhill C scrape past Saints A into third place with back up from John Wilson and a welcome return for Andy Chapman.

Dave Butler and James Winchester were behind Saints’ success but they had to settle for fourth place.

Hollington Academy C benefited from the form of fifteen-year-old Fraser Kent who went through the league season unbeaten, but injury and a lack of reserves conspired to leave them in mid table.


Tackleway B finished twelfth and last to end a long association with the top division.

Tackleway C, despite the best efforts of Roger Pingram, will join them in a relegation slot unless they can pull off an unlikely win against the under-achieving Hollington Academy B. If Tackleway C achieve the great escape, it will be at the expense of the young Bexhill G side.


In the individual stakes, the unbeaten Kent topped the averages with Barry (96%) his only rival.

Behind them, a blanket covered Butler, Rayment, Obeyed, Gillett, Darby and Warner

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