Burton A join the battle at the top
In the Kendal & District Table Tennis League, Burton A have joined Natland A at the top of Division 1, following their 10-0 thrashing of Dallam A. Both teams have 35 points from their first 5 matches. A full strength Burton team of Chris Knowles, Peter and Stephen Baxendale was too strong for the newly promoted Dallam team. Dallam’s only glimpse of victory was when Matt Neal extended Chris Knowles to the fifth and final game only to lose it 11-8.
Burton are having a very good season and currently also have a strong grip on the top of Division 2. Burton B are top with 45 points from 7 matches, closely followed by Burton C who have 38 points from 6 matches. Burton B won a pulsating encounter with Burton D 6-4. Simon Gregory and James Burton put up stern resistance, with Gregory edging out Dennis Hooley 8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 12-10 and Burton squeezing past Bryan Rhodes 12-14, 12-10, 4-11, 17-15, 12-10 in the match of the night. Burton C are chasing hard and held the gap at 7 points following a 6-4 victory against Natland C. Man of the match, Tony March, was on good form for Burton winning 3 singles matches and partnering Mike Gregory to a hard fought 10-12, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5 win against Bernard Pickthall and Rin Colombi.
Crook C, who have 117 points from 5 matches stretched their lead at the top Division 3 with a ruthless 30-2 demolition of Grayrigg B. The Crook team of John Hardwick, Andy Gilchrist and Chris Mowat were all unbeaten. Cameron Hunter picked up 2 points for Grayrigg. Kirkby Stephen B remain in touching distance at the top, with 4 wins and 85 points from 4 matches.
Social table tennis continues at the Kendal Table Tennis Club, 7-9 on Tuesdays at the Kendal Leisure Centre. Adult table tennis enthusiasts welcome - come and try it (£3).