Chalfont take top spot
THE top two teams in Division One of the Chalfont Table Tennis League have swapped places, with Chalfont A taking the lead by a single point over Rickmansworth A.
Maximum points from returning top player Mark Scholfield saw a comfortable 8-2 win over siblings Chalfont C for Chalfont A, while Rickmansworth A scraped through against Denham Village C 6-4, the star of the show being Kevin Williams, who won all his singles and contributed to a doubles win as well.
An extremely close tussle between Denham Village B and Rickmansworth B eventually produced a 7-3 result, with Denham shaving the last incredibly exciting doubles match 19-17 in the fifth, and the only player emerging unscathed on the night being Village captain Steve Brown.
An emphatic 9-1 victory by newcomers Hillingdon away to Ickenham has put them firmly in the driving seat of Division Two, courtesy of clean sheets from George Reidy and Steve Keyes.
Trailing them by three points in second place are Village E, who had a fairly comfortable night away to Rickmansworth C, winning 8-2, with star junior player Max Pennington retaining his 100 per cent average and solidly heading a list of 39 players.
The remaining matches both produced 7-3 results, the Village H girls going down to Village F thanks to captain Shaun Bausor, who bagged maximum points, and the Village J boys conceding to Village G, the three points being secured by 14-year-old Bradley Kennedy, who is showing vast improvement with every match.
Meanwhile, beginner/improver coaching courses for nine to 12 year-olds are being held at Chiltern Hills Academy from 10am to 12.30pm from October 28 to 31.
The cost is £25, but with a guarantee of no more than two players per table, a limited number of places available, so book now to avoid disappointment.
If you wish to book, forward details of your age, name, address and landline telephone number, together with the £25 fee, to Mike Atkinson, 35 Poles Hill, Chesham HP5 2QR.