Table Tennis by Paul Myers
Farnham Central A have gone to the top of Division One in the Aldershot and District Table Tennis League after thrashing lowly Farnborough Tennis A 10-0. Phil Snelson, Norman Swift and Paul Massey were all unbeaten in the romp. Tennis A are still without a win and sliding down the division quickly as other results come in and if this continues the tag of relegation favourites looks almost inevitable. Frimley A and Bentley B on the other hand are getting positive results and look like having good seasons and they will surely finish mid table or higher. This week they beat Challoner and Broadmoor A 6-4 respectively. Keith Falconer grabbed a treble and Tim Ngyou two for Frimley, whilst Steve French was impressive registering a hat-trick and Micky Lang two for Bentley.
The top five teams in Division Two remain the same. Tennis B stay at the top of the pile after drawing with fourth placed Bourne A in which Graham Dickson was the star man winning all three. Ash C and Tennis C, second and third both won against struggling sides and remain the only unbeaten teams in the division. Ash C beat Frimley B 6-4 with Alan Gess the hat-trick hero maintaining his 100% average for the season. Mike Levey bagged a double for Ash with Pete Good getting a couple for Frimley. Tennis C meanwhile beat Fleet CC A 7-3 with the help of a John Taylor maximum and two wins from George Earle and Shaun Newbold, in reply Dave Joyce grabbed a brace for Fleet. Broadmoor B and Ash D also managed wins with notable performances from Nigel Tustin of Ash and Mark Armstrong of Broadmoor who were both unbeaten.
Cody D lost for the fifth game in succession in Division Three and unless they can improve dramatically it looks likes being a long season. Kingfisher B beat them 9-1 with Geoff Green and Ken Thompson bagging hat-tricks. Andy Stenning beat Sheila Magee (2wins) 11-8 in the fifth game of their encounter to prevent his team being whitewashed. Ash G are going through a bad patch at the moment and suffered two heavy 9-1 defeats at the hands of Kingfisher A and Frimley C. Graham Marshall and Dave Smith won all three for Kingfisher A with Tony Harrison and Yufeng Qiu bagging maximums for Frimley C. In both matches Brian Lunn won singles to prevent Ash G being whitewashed. Ash F maintained their mid-table status by beating Tennis G 7-3 with Sandy Simpson and Steve Conquest grabbing trebles whilst Kingfisher A just edged out lowly Frimley D 6-4 with Derek Read, Roy Pike and Graham Marshall winning two each.
Tennis H beat Cody E 6-4 to go to the top of Division Four. John Page bagged a hat-trick and Paul Jarvis two for the tennis men with Norrie Short winning two for Cody. Fleet CC C registered their second win of the campaign edging out Kingfisher C 6-4 with Roy Chittenden (3wins) claiming the man of the match honours. Kevin Bissell helped Roy out with a brace and Chris Saville replied with two for Kingfisher.