As best Bs in inter-club clash
The Bath Table Tennis League divisions are starting to take shape after six weeks of action. In the Premier Division, in an inter-club game, Oldfield A defeated their B team 26-18. Dean Haskett was the star with Jamie Phillips also gaining a maximum to keep the A team top. Chippenham A and Oldfield C are close behind with over 100 points each. Bathford A edged past Chippenham C 20-17 with Albert Bolhuis in charge. Scott Cooper-inspired Chippenham B recorded a 25-12 away win against tenth-placed Yatton Keynell A, which lifts them above their C team into seventh; below them are the two Bath Invaders teams. Radstock are top of Division 1 after a convincing 27-14 away win against Yatton Keynell B. Bitton are hot on their heels in second with a 25-11 home win against tenth placed Bear Flat A; Alan Papier was man of the match for the home team. Chippenham D and Key Centre A are in the chasing pack for the top two places. It was the fourth-placed visitors Keys who came through 25-14 thanks to Brett Pollard. Breaking the 100-point barrier was Radstock B with a 23-18 victory over Ensleigh A, though it was teen Ollie Newton starred for Ensleigh with a nine-point maximum. Bottom side Bathford C recorded an excellent away win against Oldfield D. Colin Thomas was ably supported by Russell Cole and Ricard Wickham as the Bathford team won 24-15. Batheaston A are mount an early title charge in Division 2, defeating tenth placed Ensleigh B 30-6; Nigel Pedley leading the way, while Radstock C claimed a key victory over second-placed Key Centre B 26-14. Bathford B are gaining ground on the top six with victory over fourthplaced Oldfield E in a closely fought 24-21 win. Young Greg Rowland bagged himself man of the match, supported by Glen Avery and teenager Evan Holding. Bear Flat B hold fifth after a 22-15 win over Batheaston B, for whom Phillip Gentle starred with nine points. Relegated Mayfield registered an away win against Bear Flat C to keep hold of sixth. They were made to work hard for their 22-18 win and were helped by Nigel Woolley’s maximum. Chippenham E’s 21-17 home win ensured Yatton Keynell D would stay bottom for another week. The home side had Garry Young to thank with a maximum.