Wensum in control of Grant Matthewson Norwich and District table tennis league

In Premier A of the Grant Matthewson Norwich and District League Wensum A are coasting to the title following 10-0 wins over Wensum D and Wensum E.

The chase for runners-up spot is hotting up with CEYMS A taking maximum points from their last three matches with three 9-1 wins over Wensum E, Briston A and Gothic A.

The only consolation for Briston was Wayne Masons' excellent five-set win over Ben Thompson. David Henderson for Gothic A rolled back the years to take the only game against CEYMS A, a straight set win over in form Mats Olsson. Wensum B currently in second place also had two 9-1 wins with Neil Charles and Kit Lo both unbeaten for Wensum B.

Kelly Skeggs showed grit and determination to come back from 2-0 down to both Will Lawes and Sam Rock to win in five sets to keep Wensum B above CEYMS A.

Premier B leaders Electricity were indebted to a highly impressive maximum from Dave Fordham in seeing off the challenge of Gothic C when winning 7-3. His straight sets win over Joe Taplin was particularly good. UEA B were made to fight all the way in a 7-3 win at Telephones B who had Mark Ring in good form.


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A full strength Taverham A were soundly beaten 8-2 by a Hellesdon side that had Mel Humphries in excellent form. Wensum G eased their relegation fears with a good 7-3 win over Foxwood B with all the Wensum players winning a brace of singles.

Panthers 6-4 win against Wensum F was followed up with a 10-0 thrashing of Telephones B, two wins that still keep alive their slim chances of promotion.

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In Division One, in a hard fought, entertaining match, which could have gone either way, Foxwood C beat Wensum H 6-4. Ian Taylor of Foxwood catching the eye with a maximum.

In Division Two surprise of the week was Remploy 'A beating divisional leaders Rosebery Road MYC 6-4 . At 4-2 up Rosebery Road looked a safe bet to draw or win, but Remploy had other ideas, winning the last four singles to come out winners. Top clash was between high flying Telephones 'D and CEYMS 'F which ended in a draw. Stuart Laws impressed for CEYMS, but Dominic Clark recorded a fine maximum for Telephones to keep them in with a chance for the title.

In Division Three, Remploy strengthened their lead at the top of the table with maximum points as they beat Wensum K 8-2, while Foxwood F had a closely fought match, going down 4-6 to Club 75.

Tankards consolidated their lead at the top of Division Four with a maximum point 10-0 victory over UEA who where only two games went beyond three legs. Taverham E managed a point against high-flying Fairfield, thanks to a maximum for Shane Sivier and a win from young Thomas Connolly in the last match of the evening against Andy Roberts. Fairfield ran away winning all the other games in 3 sets to earn a 7-3 victory.

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