Two start to break clear

TA­BLE TEN­NIS

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.

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