Hit ‘n’ Hope storm to victory over title contenders Market Bosworth
IN Division 1 of the Table Tennis League title contenders Market Bosworth 1 surprisingly lost to Hit’n’Hope A by 3 sets to 7. The Doc Harrison (H&H) was in outstanding form collecting three fine wins including a close five game set with Bosworth’s John Veasey, finally winning the fifth 11-6 to collect the victory. HIT ‘n’ Hope A continued their winning ways collecting another victory over Cat F by 9 sets to 1.
Hit’n’Hope B could not contain Cat G in their recent match, despite an excellent two for Steve Lawton (H&HB), they found the Desford side in good form. Anna Tomczuk winning her three for Cat G. In their next match Cat G continued their recent good form with a 9 sets to 1 win over Market Bosworth B. Tomczuk again unbeaten. She must currently be the find of the season for Cat G and remains undefeated in the league.
G Ward E had a good win over Cat F by 8 sets to 2, Dave Richardson (GWE) win- ning his three. In their next game they collected another win, this time over their own G Ward F team. Richardson again winning his three.
This was a much closer match than the score suggests with no fewer than eight sets going to either four or five games. Young James Walker particularly unlucky in his match with the improved Frankie Hallam just going down 9-11 in the fifth. The young players of G Ward F also lost to league leaders Cat D by 10 sets to 0. G Ward’s Tom Kelly taking all three Cat D players to four or five games before losing all three.
Cat D repeated the 10 sets to 0 score-line when they took on one of their rivals G Ward C. The Desford side have run into a fine vein of form at the moment, which has taken them to the top of the table.
Market Bosworth B fought hard in their recent match with Cat E just losing by 4 sets to 6. Leanne Bancroft (MB2) collecting two wins, with her team-mates Lucy Nash and Jessica Clarke both winning their first games of the season.
Congratulations to Hastings High School Boys Under 16 team are Leicestershire Schools County Champions, with good wins over Limehurst and English Martyrs was followed by a comprehensive win over Manor High School by 12 sets to 4 to secure their title. All four of the lads play for the George Ward Club in the Hinckley League. They will now move on to play in the regional event shortly.