Table tennis: Stanley Street A open up the relegation dog fight

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Stanley Street A did themselves and the teams around them in Division One a favour this week, beating DTH Redlands Joggers to drag them into the relegation dog fight.

Although Street A still remain in the bottom two only two points separate them and the four teams above them.

Manton Tigers are rooted to the bottom with no points.

Street A’s Peter Eyre did the damage, beating Lea Dickinson, Matthew Mudd and Lewis Comley .

Kyle McIntosh had wins over Mudd and Comley with Dave Hodgkin adding one.

Dickinson continued her fine form by beating both Hodgkin and McIntosh with Mudd adding a single win.

Joggers also took the doubles rubber but slipped to a 6-4 defeat.

Elsewhere in the relegation battle, two man Manton Misfits grabbed an unlikely draw at Ryton Park Adders.

Misfits Kalpesh Bhatt and Malcolm Manuel each won two sets and the doubles.

Adder Andy Lee continued his resurgence by beating both Bhatt and Manuel.

In Division Two Manton Nomads beat DTH Redlands X-Youth 7-3.

Nomad Steve Elkin took all three X-Youth scalps of Clive Eden, Jeff Reay and Ewan Pickersgill.

Rob Vaughan also defeated Pickersgill and Eden, Jayden Budworth added a solo win and Elkin and Vaughan took the doubles set against Eden and Reay.

Stanley Street C ahad a 9-1 win over DTH Redlands Rookies with both Paul Linfield and Daniel Cutts registering hat-tricks and Andy Kirkland adding two more.

Rookies’ Derek Piper beat Kirkland, but Street added the doubles.

Stanley Street B won 6-4 against Manton Sports thanks to Nigel Stent and Adam Hamilton trebles.

Street’s Glynn Payne lost to Sport’s John Lowde, Keith Smith and Alan Wilson, before Lowde and Smith overcame Stent and Rodda.

Previously unbeaten Stanley Street Rascals went down 6-4 to Stanley Street Cypriots and hat-trick star Graham Stent.

Stent beat all Harry Downing, Ellis Spacey and Thomas Gladwin before Mitchell Radford added two, and the Cypriots duo took the doubles.

Cypriot’s Harvey Renshaw, in his first ever season, took a game off of Spacey.