In Division One of the Worksop Table Tennie League DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys continued their march towards retaining their title by returning two very comfortable wins inside a week.
Their first win was against Manton Misfits, who could only field two players due to illness and being 3-0 down before they even started, wasn’t going to help their effort to cause an unlikely upset.
And Steve Johnson, Richard Wesley and Tom Wesley all made short work of beating the Misfits duo of Kalpesh Bhatt and Malcolm Manuel, with the Misfits only joy coming in taking the doubles to save being white washed before finally losing 9-1. The Toys second win came against their club colleagues The Joggers, who put up a little more resistance before going down 8-2.
Richard Wesley again won all his three games with the two Toms, Mcintosh and Wesley winning tow each, both losing to Steve Walker in five sets. But Walker’s wins were the Joggers only joy on the night as both Lewis Comley and Dennis Learad both lost out to the Toys trio.
The double win leaves Toys four points clear at the top.
Keith Smith and James Weston couldn’t find the ammunition in the deciding doubles set to fire Manton Sports to victory against DTH Redlands X-Youth in Division Two.
Despite being 5-4 in front going into the doubles, Smith and Weston couldn’t beat Jeff Reay and Ewan Pickersgill to take all three points with Reay personally having a terrific night in registering an impressive hat-trick of wins, which went a long way in stopping the Sports taking all three points.
Ewan Pickersgill added a further win over John Lowde to add to X-Youth’s tally, but Mark Bloomer went home empty handed losing all his three matches.
For Sports both Smith and Weston won two each adding to Lowde’s single win. In Division Three Stanley Street ‘E’ and Ryton Park Dragons may not be challenging at the top end of the table, but were involved in a match that would be memorable nonetheless.
Not because it ended in a terrific 5-5 draw, but for the fact that three generations of the Turner family played together in the same team. Granddad Tony, Dad Matt and Grandson Jasper all contributed in Street E’s efforts to come back from 4-1 down to snatch what, at one time, looked like a very unlikely draw. Matt won the Turner Prize this week as he won all his three games and then teamed up with Jasper in the doubles to defeat Lee Banton and Luke Barraclough grab a draw out of the jaws of defeat.
Tony Turner also got in on the act with a good win over Connor Bettley. The Dragons scorers were Barraclough 2, Banton 2 and Bettley with 1.
Division One Results: Manton Tigers 0 DTH Redlands Roosters 10; Stanley Street ‘A’ 5 Manton Misfits 5; Ryton Park Adders 4 MBE 6.
Division Two Results: Ryton Park Eagles 6 Manton Nomads 4; DTH Redlands Rookies 9 Ryton Park Cougars 1; Stanley Street ‘B’ 4 Stanley Street ‘C’ 6. Division Three Results: On-Line Elks 5 Stanley Street Rascals 5; Ryton Park Falcons 2 Stanley Street ‘D’ 8; Stanley Street Cypriots 6 On-Line Elks 4.