Cat D continue to dominate division two with more wins
CAT D continue to dominate division two of the Hinckley Table Tennis League. In their recent matches they have beaten Market Bosworth B by 10 sets to nil, and they followed up by defeating Cat G by 9 sets to 1 and Cat E by 8 sets to 2.
They came across stiffer opposition however when they took on G Ward E just prior to the holiday. Dave Richardson (GWE) was in sparkling form collecting an excellent maximum and inflicting rare defeats on both Ian Nixon and Colin Goodman (both Cat D). Daughter Alana Richardson (GWE) fought hard to win her match with Martin Goodman (CAT D) but the Barwell side lost the doubles with Cat D running out winners by 6 sets to 4. GWE are building up a head of steam rising towards the top three in the table with useful wins over Cat F by 6 sets to 4, Cat G by 10 sets to nil and Market Bosworth 2 by 9 sets to 1.
Second placed Market Bosworth 1’s title hopes appear to have it the buff- ers with successive defeats by GWC and Hit ’n’ Hope B. In their game with G Ward C the Barwell side raced into a 5 sets to 2 lead before Shaun Garrett (MB1) met Dick Jenkins (GWC), this was the match of the night with Jenkins running out winner 13-11 in the fifth game. G Ward C finally winning by 6 sets to 4. Mkt Bosworth then lost to Hit ‘n’ Hope B by 7 sets to 3 before bouncing back with a 9 sets to 1 victory over Cat G.
G Ward C gained a close win over Hit ‘n’ Hope 1 running out winners by 6 sets to 4. Jenkins again starring with three good wins. In their other matches GW C saw off Cat F by 7 sets to 3 and then in their game against G Ward F we had the unusual match where grandson Luke Haskins (GWC) took on his Grandad Roger Hill (GWF) in an all family affair. Haskins taking the family bragging rights with a three straight game victory.
The two Hit ‘n’ Hope sides sit together in the league table in fifth and sixth place with only a few points separating them. When they met recently it turned into a very close affair. The A side raced into a three sets to 2 lead but then successive victories by Steve Lawton (H’n’H B) over Bryan Moylan (H’n’HA) and Chris Taylor (H’n’H B) over “the Doc Harrison” (H’n’H A) put the A side in front by 4 sets to 3, A victory in the doubles by Lawton and Alan Morris over “the Doc Harrison and Ian Nixon claimed the win by 6 sets to 4 for Hit’n’Hope B.