Local rivals in tight race as Tennis H unearth gem
BENTLEY A beat Fleet A 9-1 to keep up the pressure on Aldershot Table Tennis League Division One leaders Central A.
Micky Lang and Graham Diplock were unbeaten on the night and Trevor Spraggs supported with a double.
Central A responded by whitewashing Frimley A 10-0, with Phil Snelson, Peter Millard and Paul Baker taking all the points on offer.
Central lead by 13 points, but local rivals Bentley have a game in hand.
Nick Mills and Dave Halfpenny were both undefeated as Ash A beat their B clubmates 7-3.
In Division Two, Ash C and Frimley B drew 5-5. Frank Winnard was unbeaten for Ash and Bob Walker and David MacKinnon won two each for Frimley.
Meanwhile, Frimley C recorded a much-needed 8-2 win over Tennis E. Hilary Greig and Gary Nicholson claimed maximums and Vasco Correia backed them up with a brace.
Braybrooke A and Bentley B shared the points. Yizhong Wei won all three for Braybrooke, while Robin Street and Paul Farrant scored doubles for Bentley.
Crawley Ridge B squeezed past Cody C 6-4 to keep a decent lead at the top of Division Three. David Skellern was undefeated for Crawley Ridge and Phil Garrett won twice, as did Bruce McPherson for Cody.
Crawley Ridge A were grateful to reserve player Yuriy Schulzhenko whose full house helped them to a draw with Cody D. Kim Phillips won two for Cody.
Frimley D and Ash E also split the points. Terry French was unbeaten for Ash and team-mate Les Knight won two. Ted Cornell took two wins for Frimley.
Tennis H appear to have unearthed another gem of a young player as 13-year-old Joe Sparkes made his debut for the Division Four team. He was unbeaten in an 8-2 victory against Ash G, Michel Wolfe and John Page supporting with two wins apiece.
However, Frimley F remain promotion favourites after beating Cody F 8-2. Ted Cornell secured another maximum and Steve Lawlor and Gary Smith won two each, both succumbing to Norrie Short of Cody.
Crawley Ridge C are well clear at the top after whitewashing Tennis J. Richard Hornby, Mark Stephenson and Yuriy Schulzhenko shared the points.
Frimley E eased past Ash F 7-3, although Graham Thomas was the star player with a full house for the losers. Steve Chapman, Maureen Bromley and Ramesh Vasudevamurthy all won twice for Frimley.
Bentley A 9 Fleet A 1, Central A 10 Frimley A 0, Ash A 7 Ash B 3
Old Woking 6 Ash C 4, Ash C 5 Frimley B 5, Frimley C 8 Tennis E 2, Braybrooke A 5 Bentley B 5
Tennis G 8 Tennis F 2, Crawley Ridge B 6 Cody C 4, Crawley Ridge A 5 Cody D 5, Frimley D 5 Ash E 5
Frimley F 8 Cody F 2, Crawley Ridge C 10 Tennis J 0, Tennis H 8 Ash G 2, Frimley E 7 Ash F 3
Div I (top 5)
P W D L Pts
Central A 10 9 1 0 85
Bentley A 9 8 1 0 72
Central B 8 6 0 2 55
Tennis B 10 3 2 5 48
Frimley A 11 5 1 5 46
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