French star shines

TA­BLE TEN­NIS

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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.

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