LEICESTERSHIRE TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION
There were two excellent performances in Division Four of the Leicester League, but both were in vain as both were maximums in defeat.
John Jacques won all three for Goons 2nd against Blaby and Whetstone but the latter proved just that bit stronger in depth when the two brothers, Paul and Phill Hinson, grabbed two each while Jack Angrave scored one and then the doubles gave them the sixth set.
The same thing happened to Chris Parmar-Saville who scored all three for Knighton Park 8th against Abbots Road 5th, the latter winning largely because of two each from Tim Cawston and Stu Jones.
Knighton Park 3rds have made the almost perfect start in Division Two with George McClurkin, John Underwood and league debutant, Reza Kiani, winning all 18 singles they have played in the first two matches. The one blemish came in a 9-1 victory over Leicester Electricity 2nd when the doubles got away, but the same mistake was not made against Syston Casuals 2nd who were beaten 10-0.
In the same division Andy Wright scored a very good maximum for Electricity in their other match against Newfoundpool and it was enough to secure two points in a 5-5 draw.
Ajax Wolvey, newly promoted to Division One, started well when Aidan Walsh, Jon Williams and Mick Allsopp all won two against Thringstone while the doubles made it 7-3. But none of them could get by England Veteran’s champion, Maurice Newman, who scored a superb three.
With some large scores racking up in Division Six with its majority of new players to the league, it was nice to see a close one when Leicester Electricity 6thneeded to win the five-game doubles to secure a 6-4 victory. Harry White was the man in form, winning all three for the Sparks, although Keith Tointon took a game off him.
John Bowness, Publicity Officer (October 1, 2013)