With no matches being played in Division One of the Tamworth Table Tennis league, the focus this week was on
Divisions Two and Three.
With run-away leaders of Division Two Spital Daredevils not playing, second place Netherseal Oak edged a
little closer to the top side courtesy of an 8-2 home win over Curdworth
Pongers. Graham Kettle won all his matches for Oak with Brian Hagger and Andy
Pearce bagging braces in support. Rich Groves and Nick Matthews both scored
once in reply for Pongers. Elsewhere Jokers A came unstuck in their derby match
with Jokers B losing out 8-2. Richard Howes and Chris Latham were the players
in form for Jokers B with hat-tricks and Mike Fleetwood chipped in with one.
Alastair and Martin Tallis ensured Jokers A came away with points on the night,
both taking singles. A Yuri Slobodyuk treble was not enough to prevent his side
the Lichfield Musketeers going down 7-3 away to Rugby Oddballs. Pairs from Dave
Storr, Kevin Wright and Keith Pratt plus a Dave/Keith doubles triumph saw the
In Division Three Netherseal Ash remain in pole position thanks to a 7-3 away victory over TYC Lambs.
Maximums from Graham Clarke and George Parry plus a John Pope single gave Ash
their win. Rob and James Shaw clawed back singles for the Lambs and combined to
narrowly win the doubles 11-9 in the fifth. Second place Tamworth Futures also
emerged triumphant 7-3 this week thanks to an away win over Kingsbury Cruisers.
Futures points came courtesy of doubles from Ryan Coady, Aimee Evans and Sam
Bernstein. Aimee and Sam also won the doubles in four. Isobel Morrell played
well winning two of her matches for Cruisers with Steve Gardener contributing a
point. A superb John Henson maximum ensured Lichfield Barons scraped through
6-4 against Lichfield Rockets in a closely fought contest. Peter Collins and
Karl Turner also added a point-a-piece for Barons and combined to take the
doubles in four. Steve Thomas and Claire Sykes both hit braces in response for