League Report 27/01/2011

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Mebs Virani
Sun 30 Jan '11 @ 12:11pm

CANTERBURY & DISTRICT TTA PRESS REPORT 27/01/2011

The big game in Division 4 saw Chestfield Warriors 7 play the first of their two key fixtures against Faversham C. Adam Jones lost the first exchange for Warriors against Mark Thomas 1-3,but Connor Russell squared the match with a 3-0 win over Neil Wibberley.Jones then faced a stiffer task against the exoerience of Colin Blythe,but played superbly,only to lose in the 5th set. Russell faced Thomas in the final singles and both players produced an outstanding game,with Russell scraping a win in the 5th set and level the game. Faversham took the doubles for an overall 3-2 win and still maintain their unbeaten record.

With Blean D still looking for their first win of the season in Division 3,another side haunted by relegation fears,Natives C,eased their problems recently against Warriors 4.Natives had pulled ahead 4-3 before Bob Young got the better of Peter Godden in the 5th set.The final game saw Simon Howe take on Gordon Williams in a colossal 5 setter that saw Howe emerge winner in the 5th set. Fellow strugglers Choughs F lost 3-6 to Warriors 6 and the combination of these two results sees Choughs above Blean D but two points adrift of Warriors 6 and Natives C,having also played 2 more games.

2nd Division side,Blean Lions,needed a good result against Choughs E to put some space between them and the bottom sides. Alan Dilnot and Barry Hull got them off to the ideal start with wins over Dennis Brindley and Clive Curnick but Robert Easton stopped the rot with a win over Peter Cole. Hull maintained his winning momentum with a 4 set win over Brindley,but so did Easton for Choughs,beating Dilnot and Curnick leveled at 3-3 with a win over Cole. Hull got the all important win over Easton,which inspired his colleagues to both win their remaining games to make a 6-3 win and put them 8 points clearof the bottom 2 sides.

Last season,Natives A of the 1st division provided the shock result of the season by inflicting a defeat on the eventual champions,Hoath C.They have repeated almost the same feat against top side Herne Bay C. Bill Baxter and Ross Lejarde both needed 5 sets to get past Adam Goodall and Barrie Thomas,but Barry Cook halted the slide with a 5 set win over Simon Lee. Baxter swept aside Thomas in 3 sets but back came Natives through Goodall beating Lee 3-1 and Cook beating Lejarde. Lee managed his first win of the night in the 5th set against Thomas,but Cook crowned his night with a 3-1 win over Baxter to level the match at 4-4.Goodall took out Lejarde in 3 sets to set up a 5-4 win for Natives,while Bay now trail leaders,Warriors 1,by 3 points and are only 3 points ahead of Bay E. Natives have yet to play Warriors this season and they should prove two very interesting fixtures.

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