Two start to break clear
ALTHOUGH it is far too early to draw conclusions yet, a pattern is beginning to emerge not dissimilar to this time last year in the Chalfont Table Tennis League, where two teams are setting the pace in both divisions.
Denham Village A and Chiltern are beginning to show a clean pair of heels, the former leading by two points at the top of Division One after dropping just the doubles against their own C team, with undefeated trio Danny Lewis, Mitchell Jones and Rhys Thoroughgood soldiering relentlessly on.
Experienced campaigners Chiltern dropped two points against Chalfont A, captain Mike Atkinson showing why he is still the man to beat. Chalfont C were no match for Village B, who swept them aside 10-0, courtesy of Steve Brown, Simon Barnes and Nigel NaylorSmith, while Rickmansworth B narrowly defeated Chalfont B 6-4, Dave Sims keeping a clean sheet.
In Division Two, the long-awaited encounter between leading contenders Village D and Hillingdon went Village’s way 7-3, the only maximum score coming from 14-yearold newcomer Lee Clark.
Max Pennington and Ollie Kimmins, 13 and 14 respectively, put in 100 per cent performances as Village E beat Village F 7-5 to go third, while Fanny Speck brought home the bacon for Village G in a 6-4 win at Ickenham.
Rickmansworth C team scraped home 6-4 against Village H thanks to an unblemished showing from Welsh wizard Cefyn Jones, while their D team went down 7-3 to Village J, with another impressive maximum score from Bradley Kennedy.