Bentley and Central open with crushing victories
BENTLEY A began their defence of the Aldershot Table Tennis League title with a comprehensive whitewash of Ash B. Andy Mudie, Micky Lang and Graham Diplock reeled off the wins.
Central A matched this when they gave a hard 10-0 lesson to newcomers Fleet A. Phil Snelson, Paul Baker and Peter Millard demonstrated to last season’s Division Two champions that the standard is much higher in the top flight.
Central B were almost as dominant as they trounced Ash A 9-1. Martin Townshend and Andy Appleby were undefeated and Robin Pretty won twice.
Division Two sides Ash C and Old Woking shared the points in one of those classic matches where no player won or lost all three. There were doubles for Frank Winnard and Chris Carter for Ash and Frank Roberts for Old Woking.
Braybrooke A only just edged through, 6-4, against two-man Frimley B. Newcomer Yizhong Wei won both his matches for Braybrooke, while David McKinnon and Vasco Correia won their other two singles for Frimley.
Cody A beat Frimley C 6-4. Peter Anthony recorded a maximum for Cody and Keith Russell supported with a brace. Frimley’s Correia also won two.
Bentley B were clearcut 8-2 winners against Tennis D, with Robin Street and Paul Farrant unbeaten.
In Division Three, Ash D overcame Crawley Ridge A 7-3, thanks to a full house from Jo Bartlett and two from Amy Parkes. Russell Gibbs won twice for Crawley Ridge.
Crawley Ridge B, making their debut in this division, were delighted with an 8-2 victory over Cody D. Phil Garrett and David Skellern both scored maximums.
Terry French was unbeaten as Ash E beat Fleet B 7-3. Dave Brown supported with two and Rob Brook won twice for Fleet.
Cody C beat Tennis F 6-4. John Harvey completed a maximum and Stuart Stone backed up with two, while Tushar Vaja won a couple for Tennis.
In Division Four, Braybrooke B whitewashed Ash F, with Mick Rumbold, Roger Westall and Kenny Duarte doing the damage.
Tennis H also won 10-0, this against Cody F, with Michael Wolfe, Tom Ette and John Page grabbing the points. Crawley Ridge C beat a two-man Ash G 8-2 and Dave Marchant was unbeaten. Sheila Pretty won twice for Ash.
Frimley E saw off Tennis J 7-3. Newcomer Ramesh Vasudevamurthy was unbeaten for Frimley and team-mate Maureen Bromley won twice, as did Keith Johnson for Tennis.
Frimley F, comprising all new players, beat Fleet C 6-4. Alan Yeung won his three for Fleet, but braces for Gary Smith and Ted Cornell settled the match.
Ash A 1 Central B 9, Bentley A 10 Ash B 0, Central A 10 Fleet A 0
Ash C 5 Old Woking 5, Braybrooke A 6 Frimley B 4, Tennis D 2 Bentley B 8, Frimley C 4 Cody A 6
Fleet B 3 Ash E 7, Crawley Ridge A 3 Ash D 7, Crawley Ridge B 8 Cody D 2, Tennis F 4 Cody C 6
Braybrooke B 10 Ash F 0, Crawley Ridge C 8 Ash G 2, Tennis H 10 Cody F 0, Frimley E 7 Tennis J 3, Frimley F 6 Fleet C 4
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