Wensum A underline their prowess in Norwich & District Table Tennis League
In the Grant Matthewson Norwich & District Table Tennis League, Wensum A remain hot favourites as they moved 10 points clear at the top of Premier A after emphatic wins over Wensum C and CEYMS B. They have gained 83 out of a possible 84 points so far and with such a young side their reign may continue for some time to come.
Relegation-threatened Briston gained a valuable draw over Foxwood A, for whom Andy Hawes scored a maximum. A rare appearance from Jon Cockburn, with some aggressive backhand play, helped Foxwood A defeat Gothic A 6-4 despite a Phil Logsdon maximum, all in straight sets.
Electricity move towards promotion from Premier B after a close 6-4 win against mid-table Taverham A. Keith Meader's double proved decisive with wins over Andy Parker and Bob Webster. Telephones A hammered Wensum G 9-1 with Wensum's solitary win coming from Steven Harsley who beat Peter Read in four sets. Foxwood B returned to winning ways with a 6-4 home win over Telephones B. Adam Smith's maximum proved to be the difference.
In Division 1, Martin Lawes gained another maximum as NCC A just lost 4-6 to Wensum H, whose Holly Stubbings played very well, especially against Ray Howe, flat-hitting on her forehand and looping with her backhand. Foxwood D maintained their title challenge with a closely fought 6-4 win at CEYMS with Andrew Leeds' three singles wins making the difference. Missionaries were unlucky not to get a draw as Kieran Brady for Newton Flotman earned a good maximum and the 6-4 win. Returners were too strong for SFC B and they strolled to a 7-3 victory. A good team performance as Foxwood C triumphed 9-1 over Drifters with Brian Cunningham working hard to win the one.
In Division 2 high-flying Wensum I were beaten 7-3 by relegation-threatened Gothic D thanks to an inspired maximum from Mick Andrews. Returners B had a fine 6-4 win over Dynamic Rams, but lost 8-2 to leaders Rosebery Road MYC. Telephones D pushing for the top spot took maximum points against Remploy A beating them 8-2. CEYMS F beat Ex Choristers 6-4 and were thankful for Chris Thirtle and William Crater winning the last two singles on the night.
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In Division 3, Foxwood F's Zane Axten and Steph Thompson both beat Derek Needs to prevent the whitewash as they lost 2-8 to title-chasing Remploy B. They beat UEA D by the same scoreline. Foxwood F fared better against Wensum K winning 7-3 with Wensum's Rysard Elgert, Alexander Richardson and Jim Yau getting a game each. In Division 4, a 5-5 draw was great result for Wensum L having previously suffered two 10-0 defeats against NCC B.
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