League Report 30/12/2010

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Mebs Virani
Sat 01 Jan '11 @ 4:58pm

CANTERBURY & DISTRICT TTA PRESS REPORT 30/12/2010

The halfway stage has now been reached in the league programme but due to the recent bad weather in December many key matches have not yet taken place in all 5 divisions.

In the Premier division,Herne Bay A lead the division by a massive 23 points from Hoath A. The two sides met recently in a contest to decide which of the two sides would lose their unbeaten record. Bay moved ahead 3-1 after Dean Harris played exceptionally well to defeat both Barry Chapman and Ian Gordon while Ron Rowley eased past Andy Roberts. Chapman took out Rowley but Keith Clark redeemed his earlier loss to Gordon with a 3-0 win over Roberts. Gordon overcame Rowley,but it was Roberts who produced his stunning performance of the night with a 3-1 win over Harris to level the match. In the deciding game of the night Chapman and Clark battled out a 5 setter before Clark took the decider to preserve Bay’s unbeaten record. Hoath,however have 3 games in hand,to try and make up some ground.
Despite achieving their first win of the season,Rough Common are still rooted to the bottom of the Premier division,while Iron Room are now 4 points clear of them and with a game in hand.
Four points ahead of Iron Room are Hoath C,whose recent game against Heron A helped in their bid to move up the table.Mebs Virani scored a vital treble while John Walker chipped in with two significant wins to give his side a 5-4 win.

Last season’s Division 1 campaign produced an intriguing struggle and this season is proving no exception. Heading the table are Herne Bay C,whose last two games have yielded 18 points. Led by the experienced Bill Baxter this side has just lost one game this season.
Level on points with Bay C are Herne Bay E,a team that has lost just two games so far,but have played one game more than the leaders.
Three points behind the top two come Chestfield Warriors 1,unbeaten this season in 8 games and having beaten the top two as well. The side,led by Dennis Cannon,were desperately unlucky to have missed out on promotion to the Premier last season and while they are winning matches,their rivals are winning by bigger margins. Against Iron Room B,Warriors were in a comfortable 4-1 lead with the help of Roger Jordan beating Peter Coles and Ted Tydeman,while Cannon scraped through 3-2 against Brian Kennett and 3-0 against Coles. Steve Cannon missed out in the final set against Kennett but Dennis Cannon maintained his 100% record with a win over Tydeman to put his side 5-2 ahead. Kennett swept passed Jordan in straight sets while Coles edged out Steve Cannon in the 5th set to restrict Warriors to a 5-4 win,but still firmly in contention for promotion.
At the other end,Choughs C are in bottom place,5 points adrift of colleagues,Choughs B,while Whitstable Natives A have uncharacteristically slipped down to 8th slot,5 points clear of Choughs B

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