Newly formed St James C have the perfect record of five wins from five matches in Division Three of the Colchester & District Table Tennis League. This week they breezed past Pegasus G 9-1 with their two stalwarts; Tony Oswick and Terry May both completing maximums without dropping a set! In doing so Oswick became the first player to complete a hat-trick of the new web based ‘player-of-the-match’ awards, as he tops the averages with twelve straight wins. Gt Horkesley D are second as Steve Holland returned from his Division One excursion to complete another maximum, as his team were held to a 5-5 draw by third placed Lawford B. Dedham A jump up to fourth with a 7-3 win over Tollesbury B. After seven flawless games they duly lost the last three as no player went unbeaten. Mike Sant was in good form for Pegasus C, his three wins enabling his team to a 5-5 draw with H20 Rowhedge G. Jermaine Fearon came closest to beating Sant, losing in five ends. H20 Rowhedge H recorded their first win of the season, 6-4 at home to Pegasus E with Oliver Reynolds winning three.

Tollgate D go back to the top of Division Four, Richard Baxter’s hat-trick helping them to a 7-3 win over rivals Dedham B. Pegasus F slipped up at home to Gilberd B whose two youngsters, Keir Brown and Daniel Rhodes both impressed with maximums in a 6-4 win. CRGS A made it four straight wins beating Lawford C 7-3. Jasper Chan and Ryan Cheung won all their singles as well as the doubles. The Gilberd A made light work of H20 Rowhedge I winning 10-0 with Evaldos Ablonski, Nick Baidoo, and Roger Springett all undefeated. In the all Rowhedge clash the ‘E’ team beat their ‘F’ team just, 6-4 with Martin Edwards the player of the match, unbeaten.

Gary Young had a triumphant return to his old club, Tollgate A winning his three including the scalp of Andy Warner 13-11 in the final end. Despite this however, the league leaders still beat Gt Horkesley C 6-4 to stay top of Division One. Pegasus A’s Rob Bozier turned in his best performance of the season beating Colchester Men’s champion Antony Greenwood in three straight sets. He also beat Alan Burgess, just missing out on his three after leading Michael Andrews 2-0 he eventually lost 13-11 in the final set. H20 Rowhedge A captain Andrews also had to come back from two sets down against Ian Whiteside to win his three and steer his side to an 8-2 success. Gt Horkesley A stay third behind Rowhedge, this week beating Tollgate B 8-2, their fourth successive defeat. Mike Wright and Aimee Sparkes both winning three. Walton A are up to fourth following a 10-0 whitewash of Gt Horkesley C. The experienced trio of James, Price and Dearman all won three. H20 Rowhedge B got back to winning ways with an 8-2 defeat of their ‘C’ team, Kevin Gowlett the only unbeaten player on the night. Gt Horkesley B continued their early season good form beating bottom team Walton B 7-3. Lloyd Bennett-Smith won his three for Gt Horkesley.

Lawford A takeover at the top of Division Two following an emphatic 10-0 thrashing of St Peters. George Berry and Nick Galley did not drop a set in their six wins. Walton C move ominously up to second place, winning by the same score line at Tollesbury A who drop to fourth from first! John Rice, George Kalli and Paul Woolnough all winning three for the seasider’s. Tollgate C go third after an 8-2 win at St James B with Martyn Green undefeated.