Table Tennis by Paul Myers
Farnham Central C are the fifth different team to hit the dizzy heights of top spot in the Aldershot and District League's Division One. Central C beat Tennis A 7-3,Ash B 6-4 and Frimley A 6-4 with Dave Phelps bagging nine out of nine and Robin Pretty seven out of nine wins. With many teams including club rivals Central B below them having games in hand, they must enjoy the glory now. The B side thrashed bottom team Cody A 10-0 with Graham Watts, Paul Myers and Pete Millard all unbeaten. Shackleford beat second placed Ash A 6-4 and then lost 8-2 to Central A. Richard Seymour bagged a hat-trick for Shackleford, in reply Chris Hazelhurst and Martin Townshend won two each for Ash. Central A's Phil Snelson and Norman Swift bagged trebles and Paul Massey a single for Central A in their win. Bentley A are having a great season and continue to get good results. They beat Tennis A 8-2 and Frimley A 6-4 with Steve French winning five out of six, Micky Lang four out of six and Phil Hales three out of six. Broadmoor A in third place beat Frimley A 7-3 with Phil Richardson a new player to the league bagging a treble.
In Division Two Ash C have made it ten consecutive wins by thrashing Tennis D and Bourne A 10-0. Martin Gilbey and Mike Levey were unbeaten in both matches with Alan Gess bagging a treble against Tennis D and Nigel Care in hat-trick form against Bourne. Tennis C and Tennis B are still both chasing hard and waiting for any slip ups from Ash C. Tennis C beat Broadmoor B 10-0, Ash E 9-1 and Frimley B 6-4 to go into second place. George Earle bagged two trebles and a double, John Taylor six out of six and Shaun Newbold seven out of nine with Keith Bredin two out of three for Tennis C. Tennis B beat club rivals Tennis E 8-2 with trebles from Brian Hartles and Graham Dickson and a duo from Graham Barson. Ash D have improved their form in recent weeks and have two 9-1 wins against Cody B and Fleet CC A and a draw (with only two players) against Tennis D to their name. Frank Winnard was unbeaten in all three matches with Bob Murrell winning six out of nine and Nigel Tustin five out of six for Ash D. There were also 8-2 wins for Bourne A and Ash E in which Paul Creamer and Brian Smithers "The Milky" both bagged trios for Bourne with Les Knight in maximum form for Ash E in their victory.
Tennis F remain top of Division Three but there are many teams queing up to take them on. Tennis F beat bottom team Cody D as they would have expected 9-1 and then drew with second placed Frimley C. Peter Killick and Graham McCulley were in treble form for Tennis against Cody for whom John Asprey won a single against Roger McCulley(2wins) to prevent the drubbing. Frimleys Robert Brittain won all three and Killick a double for Tennis in their drawn match. Frimley C(without Brittain) then went on to dissapoint against a mid table Tennis G side for whom Paul Shakespeare won all three with Ray Eason and Keith Johnson bagging two each. Bourne B are looking exremely dangerous to those above them now after beating Kingfisher B 7-3 and Ash G 8-2 ,they are five points off the top spot with a game in hand. The ever improving Andy Barnard was the main man for Bourne winning six out of six with Peter Butler winning four out of six. Kingfisher A pushed themselves into the mix with comprehensive wins against Cody C and Cody D. Against Cody C Derek Read and the ever reliable Graham Marshall both grabbed hat-tricks and against Cody D Read, Roy Pike and Dave Smith all won braces. Ash F also in the reckoning in this mighty tight division beat Cody C 7-3 and drew with Kingfisher B. Against Cody Steve Conquest grabbed a maximum and Janet Guess two whilst Sandy Simpson was in treble form against Kingfisher B for whom Geoff Green and Ken Thompson both won two.
In Division Four three teams are dominating and they are Ash H, Fleet CC B and Tennis H. Ash H beat Frimley E 8-2 with trebles from Bill Abbott and Ray Mears to stay in pole position. In second place are Fleet CC B who thrashed third placed Tennis H 9-1 and Kingfisher C 8-2. Mark Holbrook was unbeaten in both matches with Andy Blunden winning four out of six. A new name to the league Jeremy Fox won all three against Tennis H and the more familiar name of Marge Massey bagged a double for Fleet against Kingfisher C. Tennis H got back in the winning groove by beating Ash J 10-0 and Bentley B 6-4. John Page, Graham Dorey and Paul Jarvis all bagged maximums against Ash with Paul Stearnes, Dorey and Page winning duos against Bentley B for whom Les Vaill won all three. Bentley B in fourth beat lowly Ash K 9-1 with Vaill and Anton Bris winning all three and Pavol Bris two, in reply John Davis won one to avoid the whitewash. Frimley E beat Ash K 6-4 with help from a Jon Ball treble with Davis again playing well for Ash winning another two. Fleet CC C beat Ash J 9-1 with trebles from Roy Chittenden and Kevin Bissell with Josh Taylor(Ash J) beating John Allan(2 wins) preventing the whitewash. Fleet CC C then suffered an 8-2 reverse against Cody E for whom Len Williams won all three with John Warburton and George Brown winning two each.