Thursday, November 22, 2012
In the Grant Matthewson Norwich & District Table Tennis League, Wensum A the current champions, stormed to the top of Premier A, taking 11 points out of a maximum 12 available. In all three matches impressive performances came from Lauren Spink and Neil Charles, both continued with their unbeaten start to the season. Wensum B also showed they will be a danger to Wensum A in the title race as they also took 11 points out 12, moving menacingly into third place. Ryan Collins showed his team mates the way, winning all his singles in all three matches. Wensum D consolidated their mid-table position, with a 6-4 win over the Wensum C side with Sean Molloy in good form with an unbeaten performance, they also had a hard-fought draw with CEYMS A with Mats Olsson for CEYMS A, taking all his singles and the doubles with Ben Thompson.
The last unbeaten record in Premier B went as league leaders CEYMS D were defeated 6-4 at Wensum E when Stewart Lines and Martyn Cook both won a brace of singles for the hosts. Perhaps, the most decisive win was Alex Harley’s five set triumph over the vastly-experienced Stuart Langridge. Wensum E replace CEYMS at the top of the table. Foxwood D could not take advantage of a depleted Taverham A, losing all the games played on the night with Andy Calver and Wayne Lubbock in dominating form.
The inclusion of Andy Leeds for Foxwood C at Bristelectric B could not save Foxwood from defeat with Jamie Macintosh showing his class in three straight sets wins for the home side. A high quality line up for Gothic C saw them win 6-4 in a close encounter with Foxwood B with league chairman Jason Evans turning in a maximum that included two five setters. Trevor Cockburn played well for Foxwood, showing welcome form from the past.
In Division One Mary Sawyer rescued Missionaries, beating Jamie Leeder and George Luong before falling prey to a rampant Trevor Johnson, whose first maximum of the season secured a 7-3 win for Taverham B. Foxwood G fought back from 3-5 down to deny CEYMS E.