With just three more weeks of the season remaining, week 15 was an important week in the Tamworth and District Table Tennis Association.
In Division One, Tamworth Youth Club Retros beat Curdworth Wheelers Pingers 8-2. Michael Bree won a hat trick of games for Retros, continuing a great run of form for the youngster. Andy Jackson and Jody Bevington scored doubles, beaten by singles from Rob Sheldon and Jonathan Ludlow. Netherseales beat Wilnecote Raiders 8-2. Jason Hadley and Andy Rose could not be beaten, and Danny Sullivan scored a single for Netherseales, beaten by both John and Ryan Birbeck. Sutton Coldfield Panthers also beat Lichfield Kings and Queens 8-2. Alan Caffery was unbeaten for Panthers, while Martin Round and Trevor Davies both won two games, beaten only by a brace from Cyril Merriman.
In Division Two, Hopwas Jokers beat TYC Inbetweeners 7-3 in a match full of close games. Alastair Tallis won all of his games for Jokers, with Bill Lakin scoring a brace. The young Inbetweeners team played well, with Sam Bernstein, Shaun Guest and David Bree each winning a game. Rugby Kings beat Netherseal Oak 8-2. Dean Snowdon and Jonathan Pilling were unbeaten for Kings, while Brian Hagger scored a resilient double for Oak. Lichfield Knaves secured a 7-3 victory against Kingsbury Tornadoes. Gary Dawson won a hat trick of games, and Jack Gillespie only lost one of his games for Knaves. Tornadoes’ Dave Morrell scored twice, supported by a single from Karl Oliver, who beat Dave Russell in five games.
In Division Three, TYC Lambs beat Burntwood 9-1. Rob and James Shaw were undefeated for Lambs, and Rich Elson won two, beaten by a good performance from Olivia Painter to retain a point for Burntwood. Curdworth Wheelers Pongers beat Kingsbury Crowns 7-3. Rob Bromley won all of his games, supported by a brace from Pete Bromley. John Lowe scored twice for Crowns, and Tom Haines also came away with a point. Kingsbury Cruisers beat Netherseal Ash 6-4. Steve Gardner was unbeaten for Cruisers, supported by singles from Isobel Morrell and John Howell. Graham Clarke and George Parry both notched a brace.