Challengers on form
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.