The latest round of matches in Division 1 of the Hinckley Table Tennis League has served up number of very close matches.
Barlestone B just lost to G Ward B in a close encounter with no fewer than eight sets going to either four or five games. After six sets the scores were level at three each but then G Ward B forged ahead with wins by Danny Whittaker and then Clive Stretton taking the Barwell side to 5 sets to three. Bob Dale pulled one back for Barlestone B before the win was secured by G Ward taking the doubles for a 6 sets to 4 win. Clive Stretton was man of the match winning his three.
Cat B also had a very close match with Queen’s Mira also running out winners by 6 sets to 4 despite a Dave Daniels maximum for Queen’s.
Cat D and G Ward E fought out a tight draw with seven sets going to either four or five games, the Barwell side led five sets to three but then Cat D hit back with wins by Chris Sherwin and the doubles to level the scores t 5 each. Dave Richardson (GWE) with three wins and Frankie Hallam (GWE) with two and for Cat Sherwin also had two wins.
In another very close match rivals Cat A snatched a 6 sets to 4 victory away to G Ward A. this despite a Jason Essex maximum for G Ward. Spare a thought for Mark Perkins (GWA) all three of his matches went to five sets and on each occasion he lost out 11-13, 7-11 and 8-11. Not his night.
In their next match however G Ward A made amends by taking a 6 set to 4 win over Cat C. This time Perkins was on song winning his three with one each from Derek Thomson and Leigh Morris. Nick Raynor collecting two wins for Cat C. This was the second defeat in a week for Cat C having already lost at Barlestone A by 2 sets to 8