Kashdan brothers aid B team
Bathford A played host to Bathford B in the second round of games in this winter’s Bath Table Tennis League but this encounter didn’t go as planned for the A team. A Josh Kashdan maximum with a brace from his brother Leon - supported by Peter Mott gave the B team an unlikely win. Albert Bolhuis’ brace wasn’t enough to prevent the A team, which also included William Avery, going down 18-25 to the league leaders. One of the most unusual Premier games was the match between Yatton Keynell A and Bath Invaders A. Five of the six players involved were playing up a level for their A teams and the Invaders, who claimed victory by 30 points to nine, fielded a team made up entirely from their B team. Nicholas Branch, David Busari and Matthew Currant picked up three wins each and secured the doubles in three straight sets. In Division One Radstock A are unbeaten and just three points off top spot. They hosted their B team and were made to fight for their 25-15 win. Phil Ware secured a maximum alongside braces for Keren Millard and Chris Bennett. Mark Bennett replied with a brace of his own for the B team but Wayne Button and David Gamlin could only run their A team counterparts close in five sets in a few games. Bitton overcame a depleted Oldfield D team 27-6, with the away team having to play up Colin Dowding. Chris Toft and Fred Martin scored three wins each whilst Julie Taylor picked up Oldfield’s only win of the night. Batheaston A played their B team away and came away with an impressive 30-3 win to take a early lead in the Division Two table. Nigel Pedley, Peter Smith and Gary Sartain scored maximums whilst Mel Henry earned two points for the B team. Mayfield haven’t found Division Two easy this season after coming down, but they have a draw to their name now after playing out a 17-17 contest away at Bathford D. Glen Avery and Greg Rowland landed braces for the home side and won the doubles. Reginald Morris and league newcomer, Andrew Cobb, scored braces for Mayfield, supported by Stephen Tanner.