Bentley A proved why they are top of the pops in the Aldershot & District Table Tennis league as another 6-4 win over Broadmoor A saw them pull 13 points clear of Ash A in Division 1with a game in hand. Broadmoor bounced back with a 9-1 win over Tennis B however, Barry Morten and Mark Handcock leading the way with hat tricks. While Bentley were doing the business Ash A stuttered to a 6-4 defeat at the hands of Central A. Phil Snelson picked off all three for Central while team mate Denny Perret and Chris Hazlehurst of Ash won two apiece. Snelson and Perrett also picked up three wins each in a 9-1 thumping of Cody A who were left floundering 16 points adrift at the foot of the table. Tennis A picked up eight crucial relegation dog fight points during the course of two 6-4 defeats to Ash B and Central B. Tennis B didn’t fare quite so well and now look favourites to join Cody in Division 2 next year after following up the reverse at Broadmoor with a 9-1 loss to Frimley A who also kept Ash B in trouble with a 7-3 victory, Clive Asprey won 5 out of 6 over these two fixtures.
Three for Martin Gilbey and two each for Alan Gess and Mike Levey brought around the inevitable in Division 2 as Ash C claimed the title in style with an 8-2 victory over Cody B. Old Woking remain in the box seat to join Ash in Div 1 next season after two big wins, 9-1 over bottom side Tennis E and 7-3 against Ash D, for whom Frank Winnard carded an impressive three. Frank Roberts lead the way for Woking with five out of six. Fleet CC A stay in second spot but having played three games more than Old Woking a five all draw with Tennis D and a 6-4 defeat to Tennis C will surely not be enough to hold onto the second promotion place. Mid table Tennis D bettered this good draw with an even better 8-2 win against Broadmoor B who are in need of a couple of big wins as they sit only four points above the relegation spots having played two games more than Frimley B who did their cause no harm at all with a timely 9-1 win at home to Tennis E who are looking at a season in Division 3.