Young players impressive
They say you can’t win anything with kids, well Bathford A are bucking that trend in the Bath Table Tennis League. Their 30-1 victory in the Premier Division, against Yatton Keynell A, saw teenagers Leon Kashdanbrown and William Avery record maximums along with Albert Bolhuis as they move up to fifth. Oldfield A also recorded a maximum victory, 30-4, against the Bath Invaders A. Dean Haskett claimed star player with his team-mates also recording maximums to lengthen their league lead over Chippenham A. Chippenham B claimed an unlikely win over their A team, 19-17. Chippenham C also had a tough game losing 19-18 to bottom placed Bath Invaders B. Nicholas Branch claimed man of the match with nine points for the Invaders. The final game was Oldfield C’s 25-10 defeat to Bathford B with Josh Kashdan gaining a maximum for the away team. In Division 1 the top two teams both won by large margins. Radstock A produced a 30-4 home win against Chippenham D. Keren Millard led the way with her two teams-mates both gaining maximums. Second-placed Key Centre A also had a home win, 29-7 against Oldfield D. Brent Pollard and Dave Galley got nine points each. Ensleigh A were the other big winners of the week with a 27-10 win against Bathford C. Ping Zhang and Ian Clark both got maximums, ably supported by Ollie Newton. A Wayne Button inspired Radstock B beat Yatton Keynell C away 22-15, while Paul Green’s Bear Flat A overcame higher-placed Yatton Keynell B 24-16. In Division 2, Oldfield E went down 28-9 to Batheaston A who made it nine wins from nine, with maximums from Nigel Pedley and Gary Sartain. This leaves a 37-point gap to Key Centre B in second. The Keynsham based side won 24-10 against Bear Flat B; Mark Tanner starring with nine points. Paul Crocker’s maximum helped third-placed Radstock C to a 26-11 away win against Batheaston B. Mayfield continued their fine form with a 30-6 away win against Ensleigh B; Nigel Woolley getting man of the match. Young players continued to shine with Greg Rowland getting nine points in Bathford D’s 22-9 win over Chippenham E. Robert Portlock’s nine points couldn’t lift his team off the bottom as they lost 22-13 to Bear Flat B.