News Report Jan 18

                Premier Division

Bridge A have a narrow lead at the top of the Premier Division Table of the West Cornwall Table Tennis League at the halfway point of the season. Following their 10,0 win over People’s Palace A, Bridge lead Falmouth Docks A by a single point.

Docks A remain hot on their heels with back to back 9,1 wins over Docks B and Bridge B. For 2 man Bridge, Malcolm Peters took the only point beating Paul Jenkin, and for Docks B, Aiden Rollason and Morgan Cardell teamed up to take the doubles. Jeremy Williams was the standout player for Docks winning 6, Paul Jenkin won five, Dominique Williams and Mark Meijvis both won three.

Bridge B remain third in the table despite their loss to Docks A. Two man team Bridge beat two man Docks C 7,2, with both Malcolm Peters and Keith Swain winning all of their matches.

Mylor A have started the new year with a draw against Palace A and a 7,3 win over Docks C. Over the two matches, Karim Ali won 5 points, with both Dave White and Harry Stanbury winning 3. For Palace, Steve Hunt and Kevin Fudge both took wins from Harry and Dave, and teamed up to take the doubles. For Docks C, Liam Chinn, Jeremy Hartley and Daniel Preston all won one game each.


                First Division

                Mounts Bay A have opened up a 10 point lead at the top of the First Division Table after a comfortable 8,2 win away at Palace B was followed up with a 9,1 thrashing of St Ives A. Mark and Nigel Cock both won six from six, Rob Dyer won two from three but lost to David Smith from St Ives. Jackie Rice won one but lost to Paul Mallen and Colin Flook of Palace.

                Falmouth Docks D have lost ground in the chase for the title after they drew away at Mylor C and beat Palace B 9,1. Jarvis Lee continued his outstanding season finishing both matches unbeaten, Dylan Tynan won four and Josh Knight two. Colin Flook picked up the solitary point for Palace. Sam Sloggett and Chris Buckingham both won two from three for Mylor with Mark Norcross winning the fifth to ensure the points were shared. In their other match Mylor C lost 8,2 to Bridge D, Chris and Sam both beat Chris Solway. Bernard Harvey and Nigel Tregenza were in great form for Bridge as they won their matches comfortably.

                Mylor B and Penpol are level on points in the table after Mylor beat St Ives B 8,2 before losing by the same score line to Penpol. Ian Bell and Howard Baker picked up four points each with Neil Pinkett struggling winning just one, Stephane Veal and Andrew Tyson won the points for St Ives. Adam Sparks produced an impressive performance to pick up all three points for Penpol, Andrew Nicholson and Andy Senior picked up two each.

                Second Division

                Godolphin have a commanding 24 point gap at the top of the Second Division Table having beaten Palace C 9,1 and drawing away at second placed Docks E. Barry Dunstan played well for Godolphin winning five but losing in four ends to Dennis Williams. Curry Vincent and David Greenough won four but lost to Dennis and Ben Charity. In their other match Docks E hammered Docks G 8,2. Ben and Dennis both won all three, Chris Hocking won one but lost to both John Tuffery and David Hatcher.

                Docks F are only a single point off third place after winning 7,3 at home to Mounts Bay B and 9,1 to Mylor D. Harry Rose and Roger Scorse picked up 12 points over the two matches, Brian Johnson won four. Howard Charman was the player of the match for Mount’s Bay B winning all three and David Jenkin picked up the only point for Mylor D.

                Mount Ambrose have slipped to fourth in the table after consecutive draws against Docks H and two man Redruth Highway. Ian Packenas picked up three points for Mount Ambrose, Marcus Rogers two and Tony Barber one. Blaise Hinshelwood played superbly for Docks H winning all three, Perry Oates and Joe Crouse won one each. Anthony Solway also won three for Redruth with Gary Marson picking up one win in his debut match. 

                Mount’s Bay C narrowly won 6,4 against both Redruth Highway and Mounts Bay B. Sue West won five from six losing only to Jackie Rice in four ends, John Holman also won five but lost to Anthony Solway. Peter Jackson and Peter Puddiphatt both won one from three. George Banfield picked up two points for Redruth, Anthony Solway one and the pair won the doubles.

                Palace C thrashed Mylor D 9,1 as Pierre-Michel Doutreligne and David Matthew won their three games, Mo Wills won two but lost to David Jenkin in the fifth end.

                Docks H travelled to Cape Cornwall and came away with a solid 8,2 victory. Blaise Hinshelwood was the player of the match winning three, Perry Oates and Joe Crouse both won two but lost to David May in very tight matches.

Author: via West Cornwall Table Tennis League
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