H20 Rowhedge B finally lost their unbeaten record, the last team to do so in Division One of the Colchester & District Table Tennis League.Fittingly it was their ‘A’ that took the Rowhedge bragging rights as last week’s Chelmsford Men’s Singles runner-up Steve Joslin put in an accomplished performance winning his three games without dropping a set. His team were 3-2 down at one stage but a vital doubles win from recently crowned Chelmsford Men’s Doubles champion Michael Andrews supported by Antony Greenwood in five sets turned the match in the ‘A’teams favour and they swept home 7-3. David Moss continued his impressive form with a four set win over Greenwood as he won two including a 15-13 last set win over Andrews. Tollgate A remain top despite losing 6-4 to H20 Rowhedge B twenty-four hours earlier. Kevin Gowlett lead the way, coming back from two sets down to beat to beat Gary Young (two wins) on his way to a maximum. Gt Horkesley A are third, one point behind Rowhedge A as they beat Tollgate B 6-4 with Richard Goodhand’s tactical nous bringing him another three wins. Colin Bennett (two wins) won an epic match over Colin Stallwood; 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 7-11, 12-10 as did Martyn Green (also two wins) beat Jimmy Farrow over the full five ends.
Walton D pulled ten points clear of Gt Horkesley C at the top of Division Two following an 8-2 win over their E team and a 10-0 walkover against Tollesbury A. Matt Watson starred against the Walton second string winning three whilst the ‘E’ teams Chris Petrou did well to get the better of John Rankin and Mark Gale, who also won two. Second placed Gt Horkesley C came up against a Paul Tracey one-man show as he won three, inflicting a third defeat of the season for Wudong Liu in five ends but his team still lost 7-3. Tracey could only win two against H20 Rowhedge D however, as Alan Burgess beat him in straight sets in a narrow 6-4 win for Rowhedge. Peter Simmonds unusually came on as a substitute for the unwell Dave Harrison and teamed up with Burgess to win the doubles. Burgess was again unbeaten, this time in a 5-5 draw with Gt Horkesley B. Pegasus A won thanks mainly to the new Chelmsford Over 60’s champion Ian Whiteside who was joined by Toby Turner, unbeaten in an 8-2 win over H20 Rowhedge E.
In Division Three leaders St Peters had a narrow 6-4 win over Tollesbury B as Roger Warren made it seven straight maximums, following the previous one against Lawford D for whom Richard Spence won two in an 8-2 win for the telecoms team to take them nineteen points clear at the top. Gt Horkesley D and H20 Rowhedge F are joint second although the former have a game in hand. Both won 6-4, with Mike Shorney winning three for Tollesbury A against Horkesley and Rob Bozier unbeaten against Rowhedge. Pegasus B thrashed bottom team Dedham A 9-1 with Paul Woolnough and Mike Sant undefeated. Pegasus C moved to comparative safety with the same result as their ‘B’ team over The University of Essex, Nigel Parmenter and Doug Green both recorded maximums. They also accounted for relegation rivals H20 Rowhedge G 8-2 with John Richie this time winning three.
In the top of the table clash in Division Four leaders Pegasus D crashed 7-3 at home to H20 Rowhedge H with Jimin Li excelling, winning his three. Pegasus remained top however, due to a 10-0 walkover against Dedham B.
Colchester & District Table Tennis League Divisional tables as at 14/02/11
|H2O Rowhedge A||12||10||0||2||27||93|
|Gt Horkesley A||13||9||0||4||39||91|
|H2O Rowhedge B||11||9||1||1||31||79|
|H2O Rowhedge C||13||3||0||10||92||38|
|Gt Horkesley C||13||12||0||1||33||97|
|H2O Rowhedge E||14||4||3||7||78||62|
|H2O Rowhedge D||14||4||2||8||81||59|
|Gt Horkesley B||12||3||4||5||64||56|
|St Peters A||15||12||2||1||47||103|
|Gt Horkesley D||15||7||3||5||66||84|
|H2O Rowhedge F||14||7||2||5||56||84|
|University of Essex||14||4||2||8||84||56|
|H2O Rowhedge G||14||4||1||9||92||48|
|H2O Rowhedge H||13||11||2||0||37||93|
|Gt Horkesley E||13||7||2||4||58||72|
|H2O Rowhedge I||14||2||3||9||94||46|
|Gt Horkesley F||14||1||1||12||102||38|
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