Kidderminster & District Table Tennis League Report.
December 12, 2017.
A very strong division one this season sees a familiar name at the top of the table.
Bromley A are undefeated so far and look nailed on to take the title once more next spring.
Jamie Cartwright from Bromley B has been their most spirited opponent to date, winning his three on the night including the scalps of Worcestershire county players Jason Thompson and Steve Horton.
Cartwright’s good form has helped Bromley B to second place, five points behind the leaders.
Newcomers Barnt Green have got off to an excellent start with the veteran defender Pat McCabe proving difficult to beat.
They are in third place, ahead of last year’s runners-up Harriers A, who have been troubled by injury and unavailability.
Bromley C, for whom Tom Savary has been consistently impressive, are in fifth, one ahead of Harriers D, with Stephane Bonnafous in good form.
It says much about the strength of the league that Harriers C, despite having strengthened their team, find themselves one place above the relegation spots.
Baggeridge, with just seven points, are struggling to stay in touch and Cookley Cavaliers prop up the table, though would be much higher if they could get their strongest side out more often.
In division two, Jim’s Gym are setting the pace with Dan Jones and Martin Rollason playing well. They have 23 points from seven, with just one loss, to Wordsley A.
Holy Trinity A are going well in second place with Alan Willetts, Tony Bartram and Clive Cook all in good form.
Bewdley Institute A are just behind in third place and it’s nice to see Chris Metti back after a long injury lay-off - and proving as difficult to beat as ever.
It comes as something of a surprise to see the two Wordsley clubs languishing just above the relegation area but with games in hand there is plenty of time for them to climb back up the table.
In division three, no fewer than three sides from Bewdley Institute are vying for top spot.
Institute D lead the way on 28 points from eight games with Alan Brooks, Greg Small and Brian Fulloway all performing solidly.
Their only loss has come at the hands of the B team, for whom Russell Pallett and Dave Evans have been outstanding.
The B team themselves have lost just once, to Harvington B, who are in fourth place with the veteran Brian Page having won an impressive 86 per cent of his games.
Bewdley Institute F are in third place and, for good measure, the E team are in fifth.
Cookley Mavericks are going along nicely with Joe Horn and Charlie Symons picking up good wins.
The other Cookley teams, along with Holy Trinity B, are finding it harder to pick up points.
League matches will resume in January following a series of cup matches.