Street party for Williams and his title winning men

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Stanley Street D are the Worksop Table Tennis Division Three champions, after an amazing run of results.

Captain Glyn Williams and his team were unbeaten in their last 17 league games with their last defeat back in October 2014.

In their title decider against DTH Redlands Tarr Babies, who themselves could still have clinched the title, Street needed a draw.

Street D put in a real team effort that saw Glyn Williams, Andrew Agnew and Lee Webb all register two wins in a 6-4 victory to be crowned worthy champions.

The Tarr Babies’ Josh Nelson won his three games to cap a great season, winning 49 out of his 54 games.

He also teamed up with Jack Tarr to take the doubles.

The Tarr Babies still had hopes of clinching the last promotion spot but were reliant on Stanley Street Rascals doing them a favour by beating Stanley Street Cypriots.

The Rascals players did their utmost, none more so than Liam Stead who won all his three games, but it wasn’t enough as the Cypriots hit back to grab a 5-5 draw.

For the Cypriots both Mitchell Radford and Graham Stent both beat Ellis Spacey and Harry Downing and when Tom Parker also beat Spacey it was enough to give the Cypriots the point they needed to clinch promotion to Division Two.

Despite already clinching the Division Two title Manton Nomads didn’t take their foot of the gas against runners-up Ryton Park Eagles.

The Eagles’ Brian Allen won three games, with John Hallgarth and Keith Swift adding further wins over the Nomad’s Richard Robinson to clinch a draw for the Eagles.

Steve Elkin and Rob Vaughan both won two each and teamed up to win the doubles against Allen and Hallgarth to end the match at 5-5.

Two days later the Nomads enjoyed a comfortable 7-3 win away at DTH Redlands X-Youth as both Vaughan and Elkin registered hat-tricks, with the only joy for X-Youth coming when

Jeff Reay and Mark Bloomer both beat Richard Robinson and then Reay and Bloomer beat Elkin and Vaughan in the doubles.

DTH Redlands Rookies finished their first ever season in Division Two off well as they hammered bottom side Ryton Park Cougars 9-1.

Both Derek Piper and Alan Keeling registered hat-tricks and Alan Brown won two, losing out to Dave Rix, with the Rookies adding the doubles to seal victory.

In their next match however they faced a much sterner in Stanley Street C, and went down 7-3, but not before the ever improving George Agnew had beaten Street players Andy Kirkland, Martynas Riauba and Paul Linfield.

However Agnew’s team mates couldn’t match his performance with both Derek Piper and Bob Atkinson, playing his first match of the season after returning from injury, lost all their games.

Elsewhere in Division Two Manton Sports had a good win away at Stanley Street B to finish their league campaign in their highest position for a few seasons.

New signing James Weston managed to beat all three Street B players in Adam Hamilton, Ralph Rodda and Glyn Payne and when Alan Wilson and Keith Smith also defeated Payne it was down to the doubles rubber to decide the outcome of the match.

Smith and Weston beat Hamilton and Payne in straight sets to secure a 6-4 win.

Rodda and Hamilton both won two games each for Street B but Payne had to sadly go home empty handed.

Division One: DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys 9 DTH Redlands Roosters 1, DTH Redlands Joggers 2 DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys 8, Stanley Street A 10 DTH Redlands Joggers 0 (Conceded).