Table tennis: Duo land first Worksop League silverware of the season

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Clive Eden and John Hallgarth have won the first Worksop Table Tennis League silverware of the season, taking the DTH Senior Doubles.

Hallgarth managed to successfully defend the title he won last year.

In the semis Kartik Lakhani and Andy Kirkland took on Steve Elkin andKeith Smith, with Andy Lee and Mark Bloomer facing Hallgarth and Eden.

Finishing top of the group stage Lakhani and Kirkland probably fancied their chances against a duo they had already beaten.

Their optimism was not misplaced as they comfortably eased into the final with a 25-18 win.

The second semi was expected to be a closer affair after Hallgarth and Eden only just beat Lee and Bloomer 25-22 in the round robin stage.

But they exactly the same again, reaching the final with the same margin of victory.

In the final Hallgarth and Eden wasted no time in taking the first game 21-14.

In the second game Hallgarth and Eden quickly opened up a lead and eventually took it 25-15, along with the title.

In Division Three, Stanley Street Rascals maintained their title push with a 6-4 win over the ever improving Ryton Park Falcons.

Falcon Brian Hall took all three Rascals scalps and when Jak Eden beat Ellis Spacey an unlikely draw was on the cards.

But Rascals Spacey and Liam Stead took the doubles in straight sets, Liam Stead and Harry Downing had two wins each and Spacey added a solo win over Mick Potter.

DTH Redlands Tarr Babies beat the Falcons 8-2 with Jordan Potter getting both wins for the Falcons.

Tarr Baby Josh Nelson won yet another hat-trick with Greg Suchalski and Adam Pinches adding two each.

Division Three: Stanley Street Cypriots 8 Stanley Street E 2, On-Line Elks 3 Stanley Street D 7.

Division One: Manton Tigers 0 DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys 10, DTH Redlands Roosters 9 Ryton Park Adders 1, DTH Redlands Joggers 4 MBE 6, Manton Misfits 3 Manton Tigers 7, DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys 10 Stanley Street A 0.

Division Two: Stanley Street C 4 Manton Nomads 6, Stanley Street B 9 DTH Redlands Rookies 1, Manton Sports 4 Ryton Park Eagles 6, Ryton Park Cougars 0 DTH Redlands X-Youth 10.