Although, inevitably, much of the focus of top class local table tennis will be in the higher divisions, occasionally a touch of class will occur lower down, as it did in the Division Four Leicester and District League catch up match between Knighton Park VII and Nomads II.
James Morley and Martin Brunning took three apiece and Tony Fox two, leaving Brunning still undefeated, while Rayan Kotecha won KP’s only singles, the team being given the doubles.
In support Phill Hinson took two, Paul Hinson one, while Kevin Parker won two for Desford, Tracey Smith one.
Searle’s latest result was an 8-2 win over Electricity’s fifth team with the habitual maximum backed by two each from Chris Woodward and Dave Greasley. The next fixture against the talented Knighton Park VI will be the real tester.
The keenly awaited clash of teams vying for second proved well worth waiting for as Abbots Road II and Knighton Park III fought out a thrilling 5-5 draw.
In stepped Shirley Pickering who so nearly defeated Geoff Parsons while Rayan Kotecha also took Parsons to five, both are from division two. In the end Unicorn romped home 9-1 with Smith beating Parsons leaving Garry Knights and George Briskolas undefeated for the winners....
Winstanley Wizards, not all that many moons ago were a club testing the league waters with one very inexperienced team in the lowest division. Now boasting five teams their first team has been taking division three by storm.
Dave Gannon was also back playing and winning three for Abbots Road in their 7-3 victory over Unicorn II, with support from Vishal Parmar (2) and one from Geoff Hancock playing up. Luke Greenfield won two for Unicorn.
The eagerly awaited clash between the top two in the Leicester and District League’s Division One resulted in a 6-4 victory for defending champions, Unicorn, who defeated Knighton Park, after not only the expected close score but it was a match full of drama and good sportsmanship.