League Report Week 4 26/10/2015

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John Metcalfe
Mon 16 Nov '15 @ 2:03pm

After a week of cup matches, Canterbury Table Tennis resumed its’ winter league campaign.
In the Premier Division, Chestfield Warriors 1 were unable to contain Hoath A, losing 1-8 at home. John Ferguson (3), Phil Thomas (3) and Andy Roberts (2) for Hoath, were just too strong for the home side, with Joshua Nashed gaining the solitary win for the Warriors. Hoath then compounded their victory by winning the doubles 3-0. Hoath C also had a convincing 8-1 win against Faversham A. 3 wins each for Mike Howard and Chris Hearn and 2 for Ben Greenwood sealed the win for Hoath with Harry Law salvaging a single point for the visiting Faversham team. However, a hard fought doubles match was won by Faversham 3-2. Hoath B found themselves embroiled in a tight match against Iron Room A. Richard Carden swung the 5-4 result in favour of Hoath, winning his 3 matches, supported by 2 from Simon Hillier. Martin Hewett (2), Phil Saxby (1) and Kevin Powell (1) earned 4 wins for the Iron Room but Hoath went on to win the doubles 3-1. Chestfield Warriors 2 were at home to Heron A but lost 3-6. Ian Cooke, Paul Walmsley and Joe Britnell all won a game apiece for the home side, but Dave Emery was unbeatable with 3 wins for Heron, and with a further 2 from John Glass and 1 from Dianne Pearce, earned the result. The doubles match was a close 3-2 win for the visitors.
Chestfield Warriors 3 inflicted a comfortable 7-2 victory over Whitstable Natives A in Division 1. 3 wins by Dennis Cannon plus 2 each for Linus Videika and John Wickings was enough to see off the Natives challenge. A win each for Barry Cook And Nick Fairweather gave the visitors two points who then lost the doubles 3-0. Iron Room B sailed to an 8-1 victory over Choughs A with Mike Lee and Brian Kennett both winning their 3 matches. Michelle Kingsland added a further 2 wins and Cliff Ball for Choughs saved the whitewash, winning 1 of his 3 matches. The 3-1 doubles result also went in favour of the Iron Room. Unable to emulate their ‘B’ team, Iron Room C lost heavily at home to Chestfield Warriors 4. Paul Davies (3) was invincible on the night and with 2 wins each from Dirk Froebrich and Adam Dyer, secured an easy 7-2 result for the travelling Warriors, who also added a 3-0 doubles win to the scoreline. Bob Edwards was on song again for Herne Bay C, winning his 3 matches against fellow club mates, Herne Bay E. Steve Furber (2) and Stan Truckell (1) gained a 6-3 win for the ‘C’ team. 2 wins from Steve Richardson and 1 from Dave Thompson earned the 3 points for Bay ‘E’ who also convincingly won the doubles 3-0.
Chestfield Warriors 6A, in Division 2 were unable to prevent a 9-0 whitewash by their strong Choughs B visitors. Russell Swain, Joe Morgan and Reuben Tozer won all their games for Choughs and then inflicted further damage, winning the doubles 3-1. Blean A made home advantage count against Chestfield Warriors 7, winning 7-2. In a hard fought fixture, Paul Simmonds and Rob Easton both won their 3 matches, with a further win by Derek Widdett ensuring the victory. Jill Weaver and Aaron Hollingsworth earned a point each for the Warriors. Coming back from two legs down in the doubles, the Warriors team battled hard to eventually win 3-2. Whitstable Natives B beat Herne Bay F 6-3. The Bay side could only field two players and this could have been a different result with a full team. Tony Causer (3), Keith Garrad (2) and Peter Tregar (1) earned the points for Whitstable B, with Graham Waters (2) and Jim Burns (1) for Bay F. The doubles was a comfortable 3-0 win for Herne Bay.
Division 3 saw Blean C come away from Herne Bay G with a satisfying 7-2 win. Paul Messenger and Roger Townsin managed a point each for the home team, but 3 wins from Kevin West and 2 each from Keith Ackland and Dave Mason did the damage. Some honour was restored for the home side, who won the doubles 3-1. Barbara Ayling, Josie Prowse and Arnold Bearman all managed a win each for Herne Bay H but Chestfield Warriors 10 had the in form Simon Howe and Bernard Ebeck, who both won their 3 matches for a Warriors 6-3 win. A close doubles match also ended with a Warriors 3-2 win. Faversham D always just had the edge in a hard won contest against Herne Bay I, which concluded with a 5-4 result. With 2 wins each for Alan Culver and Harry Hutchinson, Colin Floodgate’s only win was enough to secure the five points. The Bay’s four points came courtesy of Simon Chambers (2) and Al Parkes (2) and their 3-1 doubles win evened up the honours. Another close encounter developed when Choughs C entertained Chestfield Warriors 11. Jackie Fox won all 3 and with 2 more from Zurafa Sakel ensured a 5-4 win for Choughs. Shaun Reid (2), Rown Brough (1) and James Reid (1) were on target for Warriors. The home team then won the doubles 3-1. Shaun Reid was in action again, playing up for Chestfield Warriors 9 in place of the absent Bill Hackney. Blean B were their opponents and won this match 6-3. Shaun won his 3 games for the Warriors, but Alan Dilnot, Peter Cole and Laurie Newman all won 2 games each for Blean. Some revenge came with a 3-0 doubles win for the Warriors.
Paul Anthony and Mark Dixon gained a 3-1 win for Chestfied Warriors 19 against Chestfield Warriors 17 in Division 4. Shem Lejarde won the only game for Warriors 17. The doubles result was a 3-0 win for Warriors 19. Lewis and George Marsh, as Chestfield Warriors 16, did just enough to beat Warriors 15, winning 3-2. Rob Yates for Warriors 15 won his 2 close matches, but Warriors 15 were too strong in the doubles and won 3-1.

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