Stent puts in captain’s display

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In the Worksop Table Tennis League’s Division Two cup, the Reg Wilcox Trophy, Stanley Street B welcomed back Nigel Stent in their narrow win over Ryton Park Cougars.

Stent put in a captains performance to lead his team to the next round.

Due to the handicapping system the Cougars started 190 points ahead, and Stent soon set about reducing the deficit as he won both his singles matches against Dave Rix and Ivan Stallworthy by 26 and 30 points respectively.

Stent then helped to reduce it even further when he teamed up to play in his two doubles sets with Adam Hamilton and Ralph Rodda, which combined reduced the arrears by another 38 points.

Not to be overshadowed by Stent’s performance Hamilton beat both Stallworthy and Dave Lee and Rodda defeated Rix and Lee and then teamed up in the doubles to beat Rix and Lee to overhaul the Cougars points total and make it through to the next round by 26 points.

Stanley Street B’s final score was 459, to the Cougars’ 433.

DTH Redlands X-Youth were beaten 483-445 by Manton Sports.

Stanley Street C made it safely through to the next round thanks to their 471-410 beating of Ryton Park Eagles.

And the game between Manton Nomads and DTH Redlands Rookies was postponed.

In the latest round of Division Two league games, the results were as follows: Manton Nomads 9 DTH Redlands X-Youth 1, Manton Sports 5 Stanley Street ‘B’ 5, Stanley Street ‘C’ 8 DTH Redlands Rookies 2.

Ryton Park Cougars’ scheduled clash with club colleagues Ryton Park Eagles was postponed.