Rookies start in fabulous style

DTH Redlands Rookies started their Division Three campaign against Ryton Park Falcons in fabulous style, whitewashing their opponents.

Friday, 27th September 2013, 8:28 am

Derek Piper, Bob Atkinson and Alan Keeling took little time in brushing aside their much younger rivals, winning every singles game in straight sets.

Jak Eden, Regan Langley and Jordan Potter battled gamely however.

Another team to make a perfect start are one of the title favourites DTH Redlands Tarr Babies.

They took no time at all in sweeping aside On-Line Elks who only fielded Sarah Thompson and Glen Gillgrass.

The Tarr Babies Trio of Antony Coupe, Kieran Tutter and Daniel Cutts won all their games in straight sets.

Stanley Street Cypriots won in emphatic style.

Their opponents Ryton Park Dragons toiled but only had one win to show for all their efforts when Lee Banton beat Cypriot debutant Tom Parker 11-9 in the decider.

Another Cypriot debutant, Graham Stent registered his first ever hat-trick for his new team.

Adam Hamilton also won all three and teamed up with Parker to win the doubles, in a 9-1 Cypriots win.

The race for the Division Two title could fascinating as a number of teams have a realistic title chance.

Stanley Street B did their chances no harm with a fabulous 8-2 win over DTH Redlands Joggers.

Both Kyle McIntosh and Paul Linfield won all their three games with Jack Kirkland chipping, beating Lewis Comley but losing to both Dennis Learad and Matthew Mudd.

In the doubles Linfield and McIntosh went 2-0 down against Comley and Mudd before turning the rubber on its head by winning the next three to complete a magnificent comeback and cap a great night for Stanley Street.