Roosters aiming for the top
Windsor Roosters have emerged as genuine contenders for the Clacton and District Table Tennis League’s Division One title and they continued their quest for the crown with a hard-fought 7-3 win over Nomads Panthers.
James Denyer stayed unbeaten for the Roosters, in the process showing a marked lack of maternal respect in defeating Gill Locke 11-8, 11-13, 11-9, 12-10, whilst Mark Smith took two and Gary Cattermole one.
The closest match of the evening saw Smith edge past Rob Bozier
11-9 in the decider.
Meanwhile, title rivals Windsor Condors brushed aside Windsor Kestrels 10-0, but champions Brotherhood A are increasingly looking the team to beat, this week overcoming a weakened
Walton A 8-2, John Andrews winning his three.
It was also 8-2 for Windsor Eagles against Walton B, Fred Button and Phil Smith unbeaten, as were Martin Edwards and Stewart Murray for Brotherhood B against Walton C in yet another 8-2 scoreline.
In Division Two, Windsor Harriers gave Walton D a run for their money but the Divisional leaders eventually triumphed 7-3, John Rice staying undefeated for Walton whilst Ferdy Rodriguez enjoyed unexpected success for the Harriers against Paul Woolnough.
John Stubbings made a welcome return to League action in the colours of Brotherhood F and, although he battled well to beat Dave Austin, second-placed Windsor Hawks took the match 9-1.
Brotherhood D beat Windsor Ravens 8-2, Paul Alden’s three including a 12-10 in the fifth win against Brian Thiel, the same score by which his team-mate Russell Hillier beat John Long – and the same score by which Long then went on to beat Shaun Beckham!
Nomads Lions were 7-3 winners against Windsor Magpies, John Weller taking three and John Fenton two, Dave Martin beating Fenton 11-8 in the fifth to deny the treble.
Gary Stallwood was undefeated for Windsor Owls against Brotherhood C but Brotherhood took the match 7-3, Kevin Pryor, Lawrence Torr and Chris Smith each winning twice.
And Lawford proved too good for Nomads Lynx, Ian Sherwood recording his first hat-trick of the season in the 10-0 win.
In Division Three, trebles for Dan Malinowski and Elliott Attrill saw Brotherhood K to a 9-1 success over Nomads Leopards, Norman Jacobs’ win against Brian Baines the Leopards’ sole point.
Brotherhood J beat Windsor Penguins 7-3, Tom Burton notching up a hat-trick for the winners but Kelvin Olano surprisingly failing to do the same, losing to Ray Chillingworth 11-7 in the fifth.
Three for Paul Hume and two for Sam Hume helped Nomads Cougars to a 6-4 win over Brotherhood L, whilst Brotherhood H beat Windsor Swallows by the same score, Adam Wilkin unbeaten for the victors and Iris Howlett playing well to take two for the losers.
Finally, Nomads Pumas beat Windsor Kites 10-0, all the matches settled in three-straight, whilst there was another whitewash result as Brotherhood G beat Nomads Bobcats, Harry Barlow stretching Rowan Cottee to five as did Tom Collins against James Smith-Daye.
* The League’s Handicapped Singles Tournament takes place on Saturday 28th January at the Coastal Academy Sports Hall.
Entries can be sent by post to either Tony Oswick or Pete White, or e-mailed to Pete White. The closing date is Monday 23rd January. Full details are with Team Secretaries.
* The Nomads Club’s Fun Pig Race Night takes place at St Osyth Village Hall on Saturday 21st January. Doors open at 7.00 pm.
Tickets are £5 each which includes a light supper. Bring your own drinks. For details or tickets contact Mike Hillier on 01255 424979, Gill Locke on 01255 821866 or Brian Parish on 01255 815471.
Windsor Eagles 8 Walton B 2;
Nomads Panthers 3 Windsor Roosters 7;
Walton A 2 Brotherhood A 8;
Windsor Kestrels 0 Windsor Condors 10;
Brotherhood B 8 Walton C 2.
Brotherhood C 7 Windsor Owls 3;
Walton D 3 Windsor Harriers 7;
Lawford 10 Nomads Lynx 0;
Windsor Ravens 2 Brotherhood D 8;
Windsor Hawks 9 Brotherhood F 1;
Windsor Magpies 3 Nomads Lions 7.
Brotherhood G 10 Nomads Bobcats 0;
Windsor Swallows 4 Brotherhood H 6;
Nomads Pumas 10 Windsor Kites 0;
Brotherhood L 4 Nomads Cougars 6;
Brotherhood J 7 Windsor Penguins 3;
Nomads Leopards 1 Brotherhood K 9.
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