Observer 13-12-19

In the Hastings & District Table Tennis League, leaders Bexhill A maintained their two point lead despite dropping a point to Bexhill C. The leaders had Martin Kapusta and Lewis Mayhew unbeaten although Kapusta had to come from 0-2 down to beat Graham Gillett in five games.

Second-placed Hastings Academy B were missing James Winchester as they went down 3-7 to Academy D. A maximum from Dave Butler was all they had to show as Scott Bills, Arthur Bracken and Nick Standen all won two for the D side who now lie fourth.

Academy A moved second with a perfunctory 10-0 dismissal of Bexhill B as Ryan Heselden, Nathan Darby and Paul Barry dropped only two games between them.

Bexhill D picked up a useful point in their fight against relegation when they lost 3-7

to Hollington A. Pete Robinson led their resistance with two wins but Ron Davenport’s maximum and two from Shaun Godfrey won the day for Hollington.

The closest game in this division came at Tackleway A where Academy won 6-4 with a Robin Gibbs maximum and two from Rose Rainton while Roy Funnell won two for Tackleway.


With Academy E out of action in Division Two, Bexhill G took over at the top but their 5-5 draw with Nalgo A meant that their lead is a solitary point. Paul Hyland won three and Mike Courtnage two for Nalgo with Harry French taking two for Bexhill.

Hyland beat John Bradbury in five games to stave off defeat for Nalgo.

Tackleway C moved ahead of Nalgo into third with a 9-1 win at Hollington B in which Mike Charter and Adrian Goodrum were unbeaten and Kevin Rowe won two.

Tackleway D and Bexhill F drew 5-5 with a maximum for Alan Blackman and two wins for Keith Lindsay of Tackleway. Norman Beaney won twice for Bexhill.


A Tackleway derby in Division Three saw Tackleway H beat Tackleway G 7-3 with two wins each for Andy Holmes, Phil Talbot and Chris Floyd (H team) and Elliott Fuller (G team). The highlight of the match was the last set with Holmes beating Fuller 10-12, 4-11, 11-8, 14-12, 11-9.

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