Newspaper report end of season 2013 - 14

Nuneaton Table Tennis League

 

Division 1

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

Ambleside
  E

16

14

1

1

125

35

125

2

Stockingford
  C

16

10

1

5

98

62

98

3

NALGO A

16

9

3

4

97

63

97

4

Ajax
  Wolvey D

16

8

4

4

87

73

87

5

Ajax
  Wolvey C

16

8

4

4

84

76

78

6

Stockingford
  B

16

6

3

7

76

84

76

7

Nomads

16

1

2

13

51

109

51

8

Crescent
  A

16

3

3

10

53

107

47

9

Ambleside
  H

16

2

1

13

49

111

44

 

 

Division 2

 

Team

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

NALGO B

18

16

2

0

159

21

159

2

Stockingford
  A

18

14

2

2

139

41

139

3

Ambleside
  F

18

14

1

3

135

45

135

4

Ajax
  Wolvey B

18

12

1

5

112

68

112

5

Ambleside
  A

18

5

4

9

80

100

80

6

Ajax
  Wolvey F

18

8

2

8

74

106

74

7

Ambleside
  C

18

4

2

12

63

117

63

8

Ambleside
  D

18

2

4

12

 58

122

58

9

Ambleside
  B

18

2

4

12

47

133

47

10

Ajax
  Wolvey E

18

2

0

16

33

147

33

 

Report

 

The Winter table Tennis League has drawn to a close and both
league champions had wrapped up their title with 2 matches to go. It did look
like division 1 was going to be tighter at the top earlier in the season but in
the end Ambleside E triumphed with relatively easy wins including good results
of 8-2 and 9-1 against their closest rivals, Stockingford C and NALGO A respectively.
Their success was all the better as they were without the services of the town
champion, Jess Birbeck, who has been away at University for a large part of the
season, but in every match she played she remained undefeated, but by virtue of
matches played the team captain, Sohail Caratella was top of the averages
finishing on 94% having dropped just 2 sets all year.     

 

The real battle towards the end of the season was for the
runner-up spot between Stockingford C and NALGO A. They met in the penultimate
match of the season and despite the fact that NALGO’s Nick Rayner made a
maximum on the night they lost 6-4 to Stockingford C, which left Stockingford
needing 8 points in their final match to overtake NALGO. This they achieved by
beating their ‘B’ side 8-2 with Kevin Hobley and Mark Perkins both weighing in
with a maximum to take the runner-up position, and leaving NALGO to take 3rd
place. At the bottom, Crescent A and Ambleside H, who have both struggled with
players this year ended up in the two relegation places.

 

In division 2, NALGO B remained unbeaten to the end of the
season to take the second Division title, but in the final match of the season
they met the runners-up, Stockingford A, who did their best to spoil NALGO’s
unbeaten tag but in the end it was an honourable draw 5-5. As would be expected
it was a NALGO player who ended up as top of the averages with Steve Brough on
a 92% success rate, narrowly pipping team mate Kevin Edwards on 90%. Again, in
this division, there was a close tussle between the two teams in second and
third spot, being Stockingford A and Ambleside F respectively, but Stockingford
just beat Ambleside to the second spot by just 4 points. At the bottom, Ajax
Wolvey E didn’t manage to move off there, where they have been for most of the
season, but they did round off the season with a 6-4 win against the club just
above them, Ambleside B, despite the best efforts of Ed Platts for Ambleside
who won all his three sets.

 

In the various cup matches, the Whitmore Shield final was
contested between Ambleside F and Stockingford B, and this came right down to
the wire as it was 4-4 with one set to be played between Sohail Caratella of
Ambleside and Danny Whittaker of Stockingford, and it went to three games with
Danny beating Sohail 21-19 to take the final set and help Stockingford B take
the Shield.

 

One Stockingford team is also assured of winning the 4 man
cup as this will be contested between Stockingford B and C, but this is not due
to be played until the end of May, so may the best team win!

 

Finally, the annual ‘fun’ event of the annual hard bat
competition was held last week at Wolvey, and the final was an all Ambleside
affair between Arun Jogi and that man Sohail Caratella again, and Sohail ran
out the winner beating Jogi 3-0.


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