James on song.
When he’s good he’s very good – and this week Kevin James was very good, staying undefeated in Walton D’s match with title contenders Brotherhood A in Division One of the Clacton and District Table Tennis League.
James enjoyed excellent wins over John Andrews and Alan Burgess before beating Greg Green 3-2 (12-10, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5) in the final match of the evening, a performance which, alas, could not prevent his side going down 6-4.
Elsewhere, champions Windsor Condors – without Gary Young – drew with Windsor Hawks, Felipe Rodriguez taking two for the Hawks, Andy Vincent and John Barton one each, and sharing an
11-9 in the fifth doubles win against Jim Pallett and John Pattrick.
Nomads Panthers beat Windsor Kestrels 9-1, Gill Locke and Colin Webber undefeated although Webber struggled before beating Terry May 3-2 (11-9, 8-11, 14-16, 11-6, 12-10).
Five matches went the distance but Walton C edged it 6-4 against Brotherhood B, Mark Gale and Jason Gale taking two each for Walton, as did John Owen and Martin Edwards for Brotherhood.
Walton A made short work of Nomads Lions, winning 10-0 with only Colin Dearman’s 3-2 (13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-5) victory over John Weller stretched to a fifth set.
Colin Beaumont of Nomads Jaguars notched up a good victory over
Walton B’s Gavin Price but Walton B won 9-1, Paul Newbould and Graham Buxton both undefeated for the winners.
Nomads Cougars are setting the pace in Division Two Paul and Sam Hume recording hat-tricks in a convincing 9-1 victory over a Brotherhood E side, their third 9-1 defeat this season.
A treble from Richard Spence, including a win against Dave Martin, gave Lawford a share of the spoils with Windsor Magpies, Graham Bunce playing well to take two for the Magpies.
There were a couple each for Paul Alden, Shaun Beckham and Russell Hillier in Brotherhood D’s 7-3 victory over Nomads Tigers, Simon Smith-Daye’s taking a hat-trick for the Tigers.
Windsor Ravens, fielding a guest player, lost 8-2 to Windsor Harriers, the closest match of the evening seeing Ravens’ captain Isabel Barton beat Jenny Higgins 13-11 in the decider.
Reserve players featured for both Brotherhood C and Nomads Ocelots but three from Laurence Torr, and two each from Fred Gallone and Kelvin Olano, gave Brotherhood the 8-2 match win.
Hat-tricks from David North and Barry Allen were the features of Brotherhood F’s 9-1 success against Brotherhood G.
Rowan Cottee was in good form in Division Three staying unbeaten in Brotherhood I’s draw with Brotherhood M, a good result for the ‘I’ team who had to field a guest player.
Brotherhood J beat Brotherhood H 7-3, Tom Burton and Kelvin Olano undefeated, as were Alan Dockerill and Lionel Goddard in Nomads Pumas’ 9-1 win over Brotherhood L, Brotherhood’s Debra Found playing well to beat John Houghton close in five.
Harry Hawkes took a treble in Nomads Bobcats’ 6-4 win over Windsor Swallows, Andrew Cousins contributing a couple for the Bobcats, Iris Howlett taking two for the Swallows.
Three for Brian Friday, two for Pete Miller and one for Hazel Blanche gave Nomads Wildcats a 6-4 win against Windsor Penguins, whilst the Leopards beat the Kites 10-0, Norman Jacobs unbeaten.
* Any match played by an unregistered player after next Sunday (14th October) will be declared void and points deducted from their team’s score for not playing a full team.
* The Windsor Club Quiz takes place on Saturday 24th November at St James’ Hall (7.30 pm for 8.00 pm) for teams of up to six. Tickets are £6.00 and include a ploughman’s supper. Bring your own drinks. For more details ring Jenny Higgins on 01255 432397.
Walton A 10 Nomads Lions 0;
Walton D 4 Brotherhood A 6;
Windsor Hawks 5 Windsor Condors 5;
Brotherhood B 4 Walton C 6;
Nomads Panthers 9 Windsor Kestrels 1;
Nomads Jaguars 1 Walton B 9.
Nomads Cougars 9 Brotherhood E 1;
Lawford 5 Windsor Magpies 5;
Brotherhood C 8 Nomads Ocelots 2;
Brotherhood G 4 Nomads Ocelots 6;
Brotherhood G 1 Brotherhood F 9;
Nomads Tigers 6 Windsor Owls 4;
Brotherhood D 7 Nomads Tigers 3;
Windsor Ravens 2 Windsor Harriers 8.
Brotherhood M 5 Brotherhood I 5;
Windsor Swallows 4 Nomads Bobcats 6;
Brotherhood L 1 Nomads Pumas 9;
Brotherhood J 7 Brotherhood H 3;
Nomads Wildcats 6 Windsor Penguins 4;
Nomads Leopards 10 Windsor Kites 0.
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