With Shottery B having finished the season on 99 points their close rivals West Warwicks knew exactly what they had to do in their final two fixtures to attain the runners up position. Alison Stewart led the way for the Solihull side when they visited Henley A by recording an unbeaten singles performance, and then partnering Andy Rowland in the doubles where they easily overcame the hosts pairing. Rowland notched a brace but in the clash of the captains, despite leading for most of their match, he was unable to overcome Geoff Shephard. The Henley player battled hard to take their encounter to a decider although, at 0 - 6 down, his position looked impossible. However he gradually clawed his way back to win 11 - 9. Shephard also took the honours against Jim Ferguson who subsequently also lost out to Stuart Ayres but did get the better of Peter Quince as the evening ended 3 - 7.
That result meant that West Warwicks required two points from their final fixture to finish in joint second place. However they could not have faced a tougher challenge as they travelled to champions Shottery A. Gary Stewart registered his customary treble to complete the season with his record intact, while Stephen Foster also emerged unscathed although he had to recover from an early deficit to beat Rowland over the distance. Rowland did have the satisfaction of victory over John Price, but that was all his team could take from the fixture and so they had to settle for third placing in the final league table.
Shottery C wrapped up the 2012 - 13 campaign when they took on Royal Mail. Rob Poole was once again their mainstay with a brace but, despite twice leading after taking the first and third games against Malcolm Heritage, he was unable to press home the advantage and lost out in the decider. Heritage enjoyed a perfect evening adding victory in the doubles to his treble, while Wilf Chan and Richard Dalrymple each notched two successes. The latter fought back well to overcome Andrew Gretton over the distance as the Postmen went home with a 2 - 8 victory to leave them one point behind fourth placed Henley A. At the bottom FISSC's late surge has meant that Henley B finished in the wooden spoon position.
With all league games now completed the only outstanding fixture is the final of the knockout cup between Shottery B and Royal Mail. This is due to be played on April 10th and the result will be posted on the Stratford Table Tennis Association website www.tabletennis363.com/stratford-upon-avon/