League Report Week 03 - 09/10/2017

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John Metcalfe
Fri 27 Oct '17 @ 8:03pm

Premier Division

Currently sitting in 2nd place in the league, Iron Room A travelled to 3rd placed Hoath A where they fought out a close match which resulted in a 5-4 away win for the Iron Room. Hoath’s Ian Mileham managed 2 good wins for his team, with Phil Thomas and Ian Gordon both adding a further win each, but with Martin Hewitt and Russell Bates providing 2 wins each for the visitors, Kevin Powell overcame Ian Powell in a 5 leg game to give the visitors the crucial match winning 5th point. A tough 3-1 doubles match followed with the outcome ensuring some consolation for the home team.

After a 6-3 home win for Hoath B over Chestfield Warriors 2, the home team now top the premier division with 4 wins out of 4. Richard Carden and Paul Cronin remained unbeaten in the match, thus earning the 6 points, but Jake Coombes (1) in his 2nd match of the week and playing up from division 1, Joe Britnel (1) and Alan Taylor (1), all overcame Hoath’s Simon Rudland to give the Warriors 3 points. Despite strong resistance in the closing doubles match, Hoath finally added a 3-0 doubles win to their singles victory.

An all-round team performance by Chestfield Warriors 1 gave them their first win of the season as they overcame the challenge of their guests, Hoath C. 2 wins each for Ron Rowley, Peter Roberts and Andy Cannon earned the Warriors win, but no-one could overcome Hoath’s Mike Howard who was pushed to the limit in order to secure 3 points for the Hoath squad, who then gratefully accepted a conciliatory 3-0 doubles result.

Division 1

3 clean wins by Jake Coombes was the catalyst of Chestfield Warriors 4’s 8-1 win over their visitors, Whitstable Natives A. Ably supported with a further 3 wins by Ian Blogg and 2 for Dirk Froebrich, the Warriors eased to a comfortable victory. Barrie Thomas managed the solitary win for the Natives when he overcame Dirk, to save his team from a whitewash, but with a 3-1 win in the doubles, the Warriors confirmed their superiority in this match.

It was nip and tuck all the way between Iron Room B and Herne Bay B in a match which really went down to the wire. A win for Steve Bispham, together with 2 wins apiece for Mike Holiday and Mike Lee, helped the Iron Room to just edge a 5-4 home win. With the score at 4-4 after 8 games, Mike Holiday, in the last singles game, got the best of 5 legs over Mick Micklethwaite to win the match for his team. For the visitors, Bob Edwards served up his now customary 3 wins, with Mick adding a 4th point for the Bay team when he survived a 5 leg game against Steve. After going 2-1 down in the doubles, Herne Bay finally managed to inflict some retribution when they came back to win 3-2.

Promoted to division 1 from the previous season, Blean A welcomed Chestfield Warriors 6 to their venue, where an uncompromising Warriors team eased to a comfortable 7-2 away win. Team captain Adam Dyer maintained his 100% record in the league with 3 wins, Lewis Marsh also provided 3 more, and George Marsh added their 7th point, the match result putting the Warriors at the top of the league with 4 wins out of 4. Tom Kwok and Paul Simmonds both overcame George to give Blean their 2 points, who then surprised their visitors with a 3-1 win in the doubles match.

Herne Bay C could only field 2 players and suffered the consequences as they succumbed to a 7-2 home defeat at the hands of Chestfield Warriors 3. Chris Howard got the best of two 5 leg games to earn the home team 2 points, but an unbeaten Malcolm Peaks, together with a win each for Paul Whittaker and Ricky Kay, plus the 3 conceded points gave Warriors 3 a comfortable result. The Bay’s misfortunes then continued into the doubles which they lost 3-1.

A determined Chestfield Warriors 7 travelled to Iron Room C, where, with their first win of the campaign, the Warriors inflicted a 7-2 away win over their hosts, who are currently rooted at the bottom of the league. A win each for Peter Coles and Tracey Deeley was the only resistance the Iron Room could muster against Denis Cannon (3), Joe Peaks (3) and John Wickings (1) for the Warriors, who, despite losing the first leg of the doubles, recovered to win this part of the match 3-1.

An unbeaten Cliff Ball was the hero of the hour for Choughs A when they hosted their match against Chestfield Warriors 5. His 3 wins, together with 2 battling wins for Russell Swain, secured the match-winning 5 points, but not before Steve Richardson (2), Giulio Guariglia (1) and Stuart Murray-Williams (1), levelled the match at 4-4 after 8 games. However, with a 3-0 win in the final singles game, Cliff overcame Steve Richardson to win the match for Choughs. A reversal of fortunes in the doubles gave the Warriors some reward for their efforts as they just bested their hosts with a 3-2 win.


Division 2

4-0 down after 4 games, Chestfield Warriors 10 found themselves with an uphill task to get a result from their match against Faversham B. However with Aaron Hollingsworth and Jill Weaver both winning their last 2 games, and Linda Wicking also winning her last game, the Warriors came back from a seemingly impossible position to beat their guests with a 5-4 win. Unable to overcome their disappointment after the single loss, Faversham also fell at the last hurdle of the doubles match which a delighted Warriors won 3-2.

With 3 gifted points, together with Tina Stewart and Harry Hutchison both winning their available games, and Sebastian winning 1, Faversham C eased to a comfortable 8-1 home win over a 2-man Choughs B. Richard Partridge gave the Choughs their only point when he beat Sebastian, but the doubles match also went in favour of Faversham when they won 3-0.

3 wins for an unbeaten Simon Howe, plus 2 from John Metcalfe and 1 by Bob Young, gave Chestfield Warriors 8 a pleasing home derby win against their club-mates from Chestfield Warriors 9. Colin Relf had 2 satisfying wins for Warriors 9 and Shaun Reid also contributed a win, earning the away team 3 points. The two teams then fought out a close doubles match in which Warriors 9 emerged triumphant after 5 legs, to compensate for their singles loss.

Another match which went all the way to the limit was the derby match between Herne Bay D and Herne Bay E, with the 5-4 result eventually falling in favour of Bay D. With the score at 4-4 after 8 games, an unbeaten Jim Burns, in winning his 3rd game of the evening, secured the match for Bay D with team-mate Graham Waters also supplying 2 wins for their 5 points. Herne Bay E gave their opponents a hard time as Simon Chambers with 2 wins, and a win each for Danny Reardon and Al Parkes accumulated 4 points. The tempo of this match did not change in the doubles, which Herne Bay D just managed to close out with a 3-2 win.

Division 3

The relatively newly formed team of Chestfield Warriors 13 felt the harsh reality of experienced opposition when they were thumped with a 9-0 defeat by a visiting Blean C. Jens Angrabeit, John White and Paul Emery were powerless to prevent the whitewash as the long established Blean team of Derek Whidett, Alan Dilnot ant Peter Cole, all with 3 wins, surged to a comfortable 9-0 away triumph, and then followed up their singles success with a 3-0 doubles win.

Chestfield Warriors 14 finally got their season under war with close, but satisfying 5-4 win over fellow club-mates Chestfield Warriors 12, thanks to 2 wins each for Mark Dixon and Mark Allen, and a win for Paul Anthony. Peter McCaig, undefeated for Warriors 12, must have been pleased with his 3 wins, and Bernard Ebeck managed a win for Warriors 12’s 4th point. The club derby match competitiveness continued into the doubles, going to 5 legs before Warriors 14 eventually recorded a 3-2 win.

With 3 clean wins by Kevin West, plus a further 3 wins by Dave Mason and 2 for Keith Ackland, Blean B went to Herne Bay F and overwhelmed the home team with a fine 8-1 away win. Roger Townsin was the shining light for Herne Bay, when he got the best of 5 legs against Keith to stave off a whitewash, but that was the Bay’s only success as their visitors then took a 3-1 win in the doubles to complete their evening’s table tennis.

Division 4

With 2 clean wins, Ricky Kay Jnr. set Chestfield Warriors 15 on the way to a 3-2 victory over Chestfield Warriors 18. Sam Harvey and Lewis Smith then combined to earn a 3-0 win in the match doubles and give Warriors 15 a 3-2 match singles win. Mark and Kerry Holmes both managed a win each to give Warriors 18 2 valuable points before overcoming Sam and Lewis for a 3-1 win in the competition doubles.

Herne Bay J are currently holding top spot in division 4 after their 4-1 home win over club-mates Herne Bay L. 2 wins for Linda Sopp and a win for Val Ranken gave Bay J 3 points, with a 3-1 match doubles victory providing their 4th point. For Herne Bay L, Saugat Sunwar stepped up to the mark and saved his team from a whitewash with a superb win over Val, after which, Bay L carded a 3-2 competition doubles win.

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