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Ashford & District Table Tennis League: Week 2 (Division 2)

After a poor start in week 1, not helped by only fielding one player, Challock B bounced back in impressive style with an 8-1 win over rivals Ashford A.  Challock B, demoted from division 1 last season, showed their promotion pedigree with both Tim Pichowski & Paul Amos easing through their three wins over the considerable less experienced Reuben Tozer, Dean Burfield and Matt Hills.  However as a consolation Dean Burfield did scrap a point for the Ashford side over Challocks third player Lee Hirst to avoid a whitewash.

In the divisions ‘grudge match’, a Ruckinge D side edged past a very experienced Ruckinge C team in a tight 5-4 encounter.  A victory only seal in the final singles match of the evening by Colin Bingham make his comeback from injury.  Colin, Ruckinge’s club secretary, came past a luckless Will Glennie by three legs to one, but the real credit for the team win should go to Colin’s son Luke who put in the performance of the night beating Will Glennie, Alan White, and Paul Hickman for the loss of just three legs.  However Will Glennie could have changed this story breezing to an 11-3 win in their first leg, he came so close to a two leg lead but was edged out 16-18 by Luke who then went from strength to strength take the next two legs for a 3-1 win.  Simon Dale came away will a win of Will Glennie but lost out to in his other two matches without a leg to his name.

The only other match in the division saw, a newly formed, Postling C team continue their impressive form with an 8-1 win over Sportsmen A, who had be clear at the top of the division after the first round of matches.  The only thorn in Postling’s side was the attack Douglas Ho a relative new comer to the sport.  Douglas put in a gritty attacking performance against Postlings captain Terry Roome to take the win 11-9 in the final leg.  Julian Thorne had failed to win in his first two encounters against Terry Roome and Nigel Stansfield, but came good in his final singles against Adam Gajewski taking the first and third legs.  But Adam held firm and scraped the second leg 15-13, then edged to a five leg win 11-9, 11-9 in the final two legs.  Sportsmans final player Howard Brightling came away empty handed, but did push Adam to an impressive 21-19 score line in their third leg.  Not sure if they were still playing the old rules up to 21, or were just that closely matched and not willing to give ground after reaching 10-10. 

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