Week 13 of the Tamworth and District Table Tennis Association didn’t prove unlucky for many.
In Division One, Tamworth Youth Club Wanderers beat Lichfield Jets 7-3. Matt Satchwell was unbeaten for Wanderers, while Steve Smith won two games. Mark Balant scored a brace for Jets, supported by a single from Cameron Sykes. Wilnecote Raiders beat Sutton Coldfield Panthers 6-4 in a closely fought contest. Ryan Birbeck won a hat-trick of games, and Steve Atkinson scored twice. Alan Caffery won two points for Panthers, and teamed up with Trevor Davies to win the doubles game. TYC Retros beat Lichfield Kings and Queens a resounding 9-1. The Retros pairing of Andy Jackson and Michael Bree could not be overcome, and Carl Mountjoy won two of his games, beaten only by a good performance from Di St Ledger to retain a point for the Lichfield side.
In Division Two, Rugby Kings beat Lichfield Knaves 7-3. Jonathan Pilling and Dean Snowden were unbeaten for Kings, while the Lichfield team of Gerbo Huisman, Jack Gillespie and Gary Dawson each scored a point against Ian Gould. Netherseal Oak beat TYC inbetweeners 9-1. Mike Harker and Brian Hagger were victorious for Oak, while MicK Sharratt scored a brace, beaten by a good performance from Sam Bernstein. Kingsbury Tornadoes won 8-2 when they met Spital Daredevils. In a match full of close games, Dave Morrell and Karl Oliver emerged unbeaten for Tornadoes, while Alan Mcloughlin won two games, beaten by Alan Baker.
In Division Three, TYC Lambs beat Kingsbury Crowns 8-2. Matt Thompson and James Shaw won all of their games, while Tom Haines and Andy Brown each won singles for Crowns. Kingsbury Cruisers also beat TYC China Whites 8-2. Steve Gardiner was unbeaten for Cruisers, while John Howell and Izzy Morrell both won two games, beaten only by a brace from Alex Farrell. Finally in Division Three, Lichfield Barons beat Burntwood 9-1, in a score which wasn’t a true reflection of the games played. Peter Collins and Yuri Slobodyuk were undefeated, and Anand Kaila won two games, beaten by a much-improved Joanna Antoszkiewicz.