Newspaper report - Wk 7 2016-17

 

                                Division 1

Team

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

PA

Points

1

Ambleside E

6

4

2

0

43

17

0

43

2

Ajax Wolvey D

5

4

1

0

40

10

0

40

3

Ajax Wolvey C

6

4

1

1

36

24

0

36

4

Stockingford B

6

2

1

3

26

34

0

26

5

Nalgo Mira 1

5

1

1

3

19

31

0

19

6

Ambleside H

6

0

2

4

18

42

0

18

7

Stockingford A

6

0

2

4

18

42

0

18

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division 2

Team

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

PA

Points

1

Ambleside A

6

5

0

1

42

18

0

42

2

Ajax Wolvey F

6

3

1

2

33

27

0

33

3

Fire Brigade

6

3

0

3

30

30

0

30

4

Stockingford D

6

2

1

3

30

30

0

30

5

Ajax Wolvey B

6

4

0

2

29

31

0

29

6

Hit And Hope

6

2

0

4

28

32

0

28

7

Ambleside C

6

1

0

5

18

42

0

18

 

Division 3

Team

P

W

D

L

SF

SA

PA

Points

1

Nalgo Mira 2

7

6

1

0

49

21

0

49

2

Ajax Wolvey G

7

4

1

2

44

26

0

44

3

Ambleside R

7

3

1

3

43

27

0

43

4

Ajax Wolvey E

7

4

1

2

42

28

0

42

5

Weddington Social

7

3

2

2

39

31

0

39

6

Stockingford C

7

4

0

3

38

32

0

38

7

Ambleside D

7

1

0

6

18

52

0

18

8

Ambleside G

7

0

0

7

7

63

0

7

 

We are now at the half way point of the season, and in division 1 Ambleside E are still holding on to a small lead of 3 points over their closest challengers, Ajax Wolvey D, although Ajax do have a match in hand. The two sides met in the 6th week and honours were shared 5-5, with Mick Allsopp continuing his unbeaten run. But in week 7 Ambleside E met their weakened sister team Ambleside E and ran out 10-0 winners. Wolvey D also met their sister team, Wolvey C who are in third place in the league just 4 points behind, and the D side triumphed 8-2 again with Mick Allsopp and Mat Hobday both making a maximum to keep them in the hunt for the leading spot. Wolvey C also had an 8-2 win in week six against the bottom club Stockingford A with Steve Smith and William Panes both making a maximum. A gap is starting to appear between the top three with Stockingford B in 4th place 10 points astray of the team above them, but they finished the first half of the season with two good wins beating Ambleside H 7-3 thanks to a hat trick from Danny Whittaker, and they then went on to beat Nalgo Mira 1 with a 9-1 win, and Kevin Hobley helped himself to a maximum. Nalgo follow Stockingford 7 points behind but they still have a match in hand to try to improve their position. The bottom two spots are shared by Ambleside H and Stockingford A both on 18 points just 1 point behind Nalgo.

In division 2 Ambleside A continue to lead the division but in their final match of the first half  of the season they lost their first match with Stockingford D beating them 6-4. Robbie Webster of Ambleside battled gamely to win all his three singles,but needing to win the final doubles to make the draw, he and Paul Ingram lost to Geoff Stratford and Garry Rhodes who completed the win for Stockingford. Ajax Wolvey F follow the leaders on 33 points some 9 points behind. They beat Ambleside C 7-3 with Bob Pickersgill making a maximum, but then met their sister team Wolvey B and went down 6-4, with Martin Hobday helping the B side with a maximum. In third and fourth place are Fire Brigade and Stockingford D respectively, both on 30 points. Fire Brigade had a narrow win over Hit & Hope in week 6 beating them 6-4 with Mark Rose and Steve Leonard winning all their three singles, but the following week they lost by the same score to Ambleside C with Steve Leonard again making a maximum, but that wasn’t enough to stop their defeat as Dave Jowett and Richard Crosbie of Ambleside won the final doubles to seal victory. Stockingford D also lost 6-4 in week 6 to Ajax Wolvey B before going on to win against the league leaders. Wolvey B follow just one point behind Stockingford, and Hit & Hope are in 6th spot again just 1 point behind Wolvey. Ambleside C are in the bottom spot 10 points astray of the team above them but were encouraged with their first win of the season against Fire Brigade.

In Division 3, Nalgo Mira 2 continue at the top of the division, and they finished the first half of the season with 2 wins. In week 6 there was  a top of the table clash with second placed Ajax Wolvey G beating them 6-4. They looked to be heading to defeat after 7 sets as they were losing 4-3 at that point but Martin Kimberley and Nick Spiller both won their final singles set, and then combined to win the final doubles over Kamla Winfield and Keith Howes to narrowly win the match. Their second match against Ambleside G was an easier affair running out 9-1 winners. Martin Kimberley made a maximum for Nalgo in both matches. Ajax Wolvey G met their sister team Ajax Wolvey E in week 7 and they won that one 6-4, with Ralph Oldacres of the E side putting up a valiant fight to win his three singles, but it wasn’t enough to help the team win the match. This leaves them 5 points behind the leaders going into the second half of the season. In 3rd spot are Ambleside R who are just a point behind Wolvey G on 43 points. They finished the first half of the season with two good wins, and one loss. They beat Ambleside D 8-2 in week 6, then met Weddington Social in week 7 and lost 7-3 with Jamie Watson making a maximum for Weddington, and then played their outstanding fixture against Stockingford C which resulted in a 9-1 win. In their two wins Richard Costall made a maximum in each and his son Tom also made a maximum in the match against Stockingford. Ajax Wolvey E are just 1 point behind Ambleside, and before losing to their sister team Wolvey G they met Weddington Social and both sides played out a 5-5 draw with Ralph Oldacres again making a maximum for Wolvey, but it came down to a win against in-form Jamie Watson of Weddington going to deuce in the 5th game of their set before Ralph came out on top. Following their draw and win Weddington find themselves in 5th place 3 points behind Wolvey E on 39 points. Stockingford C are just a point behind them and apart from their outstanding match against Ambleside R, they have also met the other two Ambleside teams below them in the league, Ambleside D and  G running out winners against both sides 7-3 and 9-1 respectively, with Tony Aubury and Pete Johnson both making maxima in the two matches. There is a considerable gap between the two bottom Ambleside teams with Ambleside D 20 points behind Stockingford C, and the G side a further 11 points astray of their sister team, but both teams will be looking to make up ground in the second half of the season.

If you are interested in learning to play table tennis and join one of the local clubs, or indeed start up your own team, or once used to play and want to get back into the game? If so, then Nuneaton Table Tennis League will be having training sessions starting again in the New Year at The Academy on Friday nights and also on Sunday mornings too. Full details are as follows:-

Venue: The Academy, Radnor Drive, Nuneaton CV10 7PD

Friday Night: Coaching 6.30pm-8.00pm

Sunday Morning: Practise and coaching 10.00am-11.30am

The cost for either session is £3 per person and all equipment is provided. These will probably start in the second week of January but please check beforehand with our development officer (see below)

For further information or details please contact our League Chairman/ Development Officer – Bob Whittaker on 07932 046649

 

 

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