The table tennis season is now well under way, with all teams having played at least four matches at this stage. There are early leaders showing in each of the three divisions but with all teams playing each other three times this year there is still lots of time for things to change.
In Division1, Wilnecote Raiders have the current top spot with Curdsworth Wheelers Pingers not far behind. Tamworth Youth Club Wiff Waffs are third but they also have a game in hand. This week saw Tamworth Youth Club Wiff Waffs take on Lichfield Kings and Queens. It resulted in a convincing 9 - 1 win for them. This included maximum wins for Jody Bevington and Pat Glynn. Di St.Ledger managed to claw back 1 point for the Lichfield team. The other match in Div.1 was a battle of the top teams and ended with a 6 - 4 scoreline in favor of Wilnecote. It was a close match with some good games, Michael Bree returned to the Tamworth league for his first match of the season. He won his 3 games and helped Ryan Birbeck secure the doubles for Wilnecote. In return Rob Rowson won 2 of the points for Curdsworth.
In Division 2, Spital Daredevils are in the lead with Lichfield Jets just 7 points behind. having played one match less. All four matches were played in Div 2. this week. The top team had a 8 - 2 win over Hopwas B, with Stafford Brooks and Alan Baker winning 3 games a piece. Bill Lakin and Dave Tucker salvaged the 2 points for Hopwas. Lichfield Jets had a narrow 6 - 4 win over Tamworth Rugby Club Kings with mark Balant proving man of the match to win all his three games. There was a 7 - 3 win for Hopwas A who played Nethesral Oak. Full game points go to Pete Jamieson of Netherseal Oak since he managed to beat all his opponents! The Hopwas players Alistair Tallis, Martin Tallis and Vincent Vidal all took 2 games a piece and won the doubles. The fourth match also resulted in a 7 - 3 score, this time in favour of Curdsworth Wheelers Pongers. Yuri Slobodyuk won 2 games for their opponents Lichfield Knaves and helped secure the doubles too along with Neil Lehane. it was an enjoyable match, played in good spirits. Man of the match to Rich Grove who finally found some form and won all his 3 games! David Bree and Nick Matthews played well too and won 2 games each.