League Report Week 05 - 30/10/2017

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John Metcalfe
Thu 16 Nov '17 @ 12:44pm

Premier Division

As league leaders Hoath B and 2nd placed Iron Room A were both without a game this week, Hoath A took full advantage and moved up into 2nd place with a fine 7-2 home win over Chestfield Warriors 2. Now equal on points with the league leaders, Hoath A were thankful for Mike Howard’s 3 wins plus 2 each from Ian Gordon and Ian Mileham. Joe Britnell earned the Warriors 2 points with pleasing wins over Ian Gordon and Ian Mileham, but with the singles result secured, Hoath added a comfortable 3-0 doubles win for their overall success.

Heron A still remain winless after their visit to Chestfield Warriors 1 where they suffered a 7-2 defeat. 3 clean wins by Peter Roberts set the Warriors on their way to the victory, with Andy Cannon also contributing another 3, and Ron Rowley 1, for their 7 points. Dave Emery and Roger Pingram both overcame Ron for the Heron’s 2 points, with the Warriors claiming a conceded 3-0 doubles win.

Team captain Harry Law set the example for his team, winning all his games and instigating a 7-2 home win for Faversham A when they welcomed Hoath C to the Abbey School. Allen Crowe was also on song with another 3 wins, and George Spillett, with 1 win, added a 7th point. Mike Howard and Andy Roberts managed a win apiece for Hoath, but it was too little, too late as Faversham claimed the win. The two teams then fought out a hotly contested doubles match, with Hoath surprising the Faversham squad when they got the better of 5 legs to card a compensatory 3-2 win.

With only 2 players available, Heron B were already conceding 3 points to their visitors, Herne Bay A, who were seeking their first win of the season. However, with 3 clean wins by Matt Emery and 2 for Peter Chapman, the Herons won the match 5-4 for their first win of the season. Vince Corbin, with a win over Peter, added a point to the 3 gifted points, giving them a 4 point total. However, despite their singles loss, Herne Bay came away from the match with a satisfying 3-2 doubles win, coming back from losing the first 2 doubles legs to edge the result.

Division 1

Chestfield Warriors 4 kept up their challenge for honours in division 1 with a good 6-3 home win over Herne Bay B. Jake Coombes retained his 100% record for the season with 3 wins, Dirk Froebrich added 2 more and Adam Dyer 1 for their match-winning 6 points. Bob Edwards was the Bay’s main contributor with 2 wins, and Steve Furber won their 3rd point with a superb 3-2 win in his game against Adam. The Warriors then confirmed their superiority in this match with a 3-0 doubles triumph.

When Iron Room B welcomed Chestfield Warriors 5 to their venue, both teams became embroiled in a long, hotly contested match in which the lead changed hands 3 times before Warriors 5 emerged with a 5-4 away win. Mike Holiday, for the Iron Room, was invincible on the night with 3 wins, and Kevin Beasley also managed a win for their 4th point. Giulio Guariglia and Stuart-Murray Williams both had 2 wins each, and, with 1 win for Steve Richardson, the Warriors were relieved to register a favourable result. Putting their singles disappointment aside, the Iron Room eased to a 3-0 doubles win as some reward for their evening’s efforts.

In a club derby match between the home team of Chestfield Warriors 7 and a visiting Chestfield Warriors 3, Ricky Kay, with 3 clean wins, guided Warriors 3 to a satisfying 7-2 away win. Paul Whittaker (3) was also unbeaten for Warriors 3, and a win for team-mate Malcolm Peaks earned their 7th point. A solitary win each for Denis Cannon and John Wickings gave the home team their 2 points but that was the only resistance the home team could offer, as they fell to a 3-0 defeat in the closing doubles game.

A win for Steve Powell saved Choughs A from a whitewash when they travelled to Blean A, where they suffered an 8-1 defeat. Blean’s Tom Kwok and Crystal Tseng were both undefeated in the match, and with a further 2 wins for Rob Easton, the home team carded a comfortable home win. The closing doubles match was a different affair however, in which the Choughs team shocked their hosts when they got the best of 5 legs for a very pleasing 3-2 doubles win.

Chestfield Warriors 6 continued their quest for league honours with an excellent 7-2 away win at Herne Bay C. Keith Blackmore earned Herne Bay’s 2 points with battling wins over George and Lewis Marsh. Adam Dyer, with a captain’s performance for the Warriors, won all his 3 games, and with a 2 further wins each for George and Lewis, the Warriors accrued their match-winning 7 points. The losing home side fared no better in the doubles, brothers George and Lewis combining for a 3-1 Warriors win.

Iron Room C, still seeking their first win of the season, fell heavily to a 7-2 home defeat by Whitstable Natives A. Peter Coles and Brian Kennett had a win each for the Iron Room, both overcoming the challenge of Adam Goodall, but with 3 wins apiece for Nick Fairweather and Barrie Thomas, plus a win for Adam, the Natives secured the victory. A 3-1 doubles win also went in favour of the Natives to round off a satisfactory evening’s table tennis.

Division 2

A depleted Chestfield Warriors 9 2-man team travelled to Faversham C where they just lost out in a match which Faversham won 5-4. Harry Hutchison kept his 100% record intact, winning both his available games, which, with the 3 conceded games, was enough to ensure the victory for Faversham. Tim Platt and Colin Relf both had 2 superb wins for the Warriors 4 points, who could have hoped for a more favourable outcome had a 3rd player been available, as was proved when the Warriors eased to a 3-0 win in the closing doubles match.


Chestfield Warriors 11 had Derek Matheson to thank for his 3 wins when they hosted their club derby match against Chestfield Warriors 10, which their guests won 6-3. After playing his first game in the match, Peter Paetow was unable to continue and Warriors 10 took full advantage with Jill Weaver, Aaron Hollingsworth and Linda Wickings all winning 2 games each, giving Warriors 10 the 6-3 result. The final doubles match was a long drawn out contest, with Warriors 10 coming back twice before losing the 5th leg to give Warriors 10 a 3-2 doubles win.

Al Parkes was pushed to the limit in order to win his 3 games for Herne Bay E when they went to Chestfield Warriors 8. Supported by 2 wins for Simon Chambers, and a pleasing first win of the season for Pauline Howard, the Bay team won this hard fought match 6-3. John Metcalfe had 2 good wins for the Warriors, beating Simon and Pauline, and Simon Howe gave the Warriors their 3rd point when he too overcame Pauline. Some recompense for the Warriors came in the doubles match which they won 3-0, their first doubles win of the season.

An all round team performance by Jim Burns, Graeme Sopp and Graham Waters in the guise of Herne Bay D, gave them a 6-3 home win over Faversham B. All three players managed 2 wins each for the Bay’s 6 points, with Faversham responding through Mark Thomas (2) who had wins over Jim and Graeme, and Kevin Bourner (1) who overcame the challenge of Graham Waters. However, Faversham redeemed themselves in the doubles which they won 3-0.

Division 3

An unbeaten Calvin Froud led from the front and guided his team, Herne Bay H, to a 6-3 home win over Chestfield Warriors 13. His 3 wins, plus 2 from Chris Near and 1 by John Snaith was enough to extinguish the challenge of their visiting opponents. Peter McCaig, with 2 good wins over John and Chris, earned 2 points for the Warriors, their 3rd point coming from a satisfying win for Bob Hassam. Going into the doubles match, Herne Bay proved to be too strong for the Warriors, winning this part of the contest 3-0.

3 cleam wins for Mark Allen, plus 2 from Mark Dixon and 1 by Paul Matthews enabled Chestfield Warriors 14 to inflict a 6-3 home derby win over club-mates Chestfield Warriors 13. After some keenly contested games, Paul Emery scored 2 wins for Warriors 13 and John White contributed a win for their 3rd point, but Warriors 14 then went on to a 3-0 win in the doubles match.

Division 4

Herne Bay K moved three places up the division 4 table thanks to a 4-1 home win over Chestfield Warriors 20. Barbara Ayling won both her games and her team-mate, Arnold Bearman won 1, before also adding a 3-0 win in the match doubles for their 4 points. In saving the whitewash, Bernard Self had an excellent win over Arnold to score a point for the Warriors, but Herne Bay finished the match with a 3-0 competition doubles triumph.

In a close 3-2 away win over their club-mates, Chesfield Warriors 19 were more than happy to record their first win of the season. Their opponents, Chestfield Warriors 17, won 2 points, courtesy of a win for Jan Aldridge, and a 3-0 match doubles win. Owen Whatley was unbeaten in the match, and his 2 wins, plus a win for his sister Amelia was enough to just pinch the result. Some recompense for Warriors 17 came in the competition doubles game which the eased to a 3-0 win.

A win each for Jan Baldwin and Jude Quiggan for Chestfield Warriors 16, was not enough to stop Chestfield Warriors 21 from registering their 3rd win of the season. Francesco Bede-Cox won both his games for Warriors 21, and together with Athavan Uthayaraj, added a 3-2 match doubles victory to edge an overall 3-2 win. This was a hotly contested match as was proved when Warriors 16 won the competition doubles game 3-1, making up for their singles loss.

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