French star shines
THERE were two whitewashes, plus a little Gallic flair, in the Chalfont Table Tennis League this week
In Division One, Rickmansworth B’s trio of Dave Sims, Vigen Behroozi and French newcomer Cedric Felder visited Chalfont C and returned unscathed, while in Division Two, the relatively inexperienced newcomers of Ricky D were no match for Hillingdon’s Daniel Toppin, Ali Tanberk and George Reidy.
Back in Division One, Denham Village A suffered a stumble away to Chalfont A by dropping three points, but their junior stars Danny Lewis and Mitchell Jones marched on relentlessly by maintaining their unbeaten record of 18 and 15 victories respectively.
The Village C team won comfortably against Chalfont B, 8-2, with only James Whitfield putting in a 100 per cent performance, while a tight match between Ricky A and Village B produced a 6-4 victory for the former, despite a splendid showing from Village’s ever improving junior Ben Naylor-Smith, who maintained a clean sheet.
Elsewhere in Division Two, Ricky C scored two points against leaders Village D, who had yet another promising youngster, 14-year-old Gaurav Aravind, showing a clean pair of heels in his first match.
The remaining matches were pretty close affairs, with Village E and F both winning 6-4 against Village J and Ickenham respectively, although the maximum points were produced by players on the losing sides, Lee Clark of Village J and Bill Honour of Ickenham.
The final match ended in an honourable draw between Village G and H, with the former’s Joe Griffiths showing how it is done by winning his three singles matches and a share of the doubles too.