Chal­lengers on form

TA­BLE TEN­NIS

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THE two most likely con­tenders for this year’s Chal­font Ta­ble Ten­nis League Di­vi­sion One ti­tle, Den­ham Vil­lage A and Chiltern, con­sol­i­dated their bids with em­phatic 10-0 re­sults this week.

Vil­lage A’s reg­u­lar young trio of Danny Lewis, Mitchell Jones and Rhys Thor­ough­good main­tained their 100 per cent records by brush­ing aside the Chal­font B play­ers, while Chiltern en­coun­tered slightly more re­sis­tance against Chal­font C, but nonethe­less kept a clean sheet through their trio of Mike Atkin­son, Mark Croucher and Sam Nolan.

The match be­tween Den­ham Vil­lage B and C pro­duced an ex­pected com­fort­able 8-2 win for the higher ranked team, with Steve Brown and Gerry Hawkins get­ting max­i­mum in­di­vid­ual points, while cur­rent lead­ers Rick­mansworth A scraped home 6-4 against the Chal­font A, the only per­fect score of the night com­ing from Rus­sell Davies.

Den­ham Vil­lage D have opened up a seven point lead in Di­vi­sion Two after beat­ing their E team 8-2. Thir­teen-year-old Max Pen­ning­ton fi­nally re­lin­quished his un­blem­ished record to long-time cam­paigner James John­son, who was the only player to score max­i­mum points.

Sec­ond-placed Hilling­don who, like Vil­lage D, have won all their games, dropped just one set against Vil­lage G, with no mercy be­ing shown by Sue Mer­i­can and Steve Keyes.

De­spite a splen­did per­for­mance from 14-year-old new­comer Lee Clark, who won all his games for Vil­lage J, they were kept at bay 6-4 by the more ex­pe­ri­enced Vil­lage F team, while Rick­mansworth C went down by the same score­line to Ick­en­ham URC, de­spite Howard Atkins’ clean sheet.

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