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.

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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