Snelson unbeaten for Central, but Bentley share the spoils

Friday 12th January 2018 3:27 pm
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THE clash between the two unbeaten teams in the Aldershot Table Tennis League Division One went ahead after a postponement and honours were shared. Bentley A held leaders Central A 5-5.

Phil Snelson was unbeaten for Central and team-mate, Paul Baker won twice, as did Micky Lang for Bentley who remain fifth with three games in hand.

Central and Bentley had both won their matches before the Christmas break. Central beat Ash B 9-1, thanks to maximums from Snelson and Peter Millard and a double for Baker.

Meanwhile, Bentley took out title contenders Central B, 8-2. Graham Diplock secured a full house and Lang won the two games he played.

Elsewhere, Tennis A beat Ash A 8-2, with Rod Kay chalking up a hat-trick. Team-mates Eliot Tilley and Paul Myers won two apiece, both succumbing to Ash’s Dave Phelps.

A Peter Farrelly maximum gave Frimley A the edge in a 6-4 victory against Fleet A. Ce Guo won two in support.

Tennis B beat their C team, also by 6-4. Paul Shakespeare won all three for the Bs and Colin Baggott and Simon Turner took two each for the Cs.

In Division Two, Frimley B helped their promotion cause with a narrow 6-4 win over Old Woking. No player was unbeaten on the night and there were doubles for Pete Good and John Eade (Frimley) and Steve Cheek and Gordon Aplin (Old Woking).

In a week of 6-4 results, Braybrooke A edged past Tennis D. Mark Armstrong secured a maximum for the winners and Mick Rumbold supported with a double, while Charles Burton took two for Tennis.

Bentley B saw off Cody B. Robin Street and Paul Farrant both won twice for Bentley, as did Dave Stenning and Duncan Sibbick for Cody.

Ash C broke the 6-4 trend with an emphatic 8-2 win over Tennis E. Nigel Tustin led the way with a treble, assisted by doubles from Frank Winnard and Terry French.

The top two continue to dominate Division Three. Phil Garrett and David Skellern were both undefeated as Crawley Ridge B beat Ash D 8-2.

Tennis G beat Crawley Ridge A 9-1, thanks to maximums from Peter Bone and Mehrdad Abutalebi and a brace for Martin Evans.

Trebles by Ted Cornell and Brian Greenberg saw Frimley D to a 7-3 win against Cody C.

Alan Richards, John Sheehy and Kim Phillips all managed doubles as Cody D beat Tennis F 7-3. Tushar Vaja won twice for the losers.

Division?Four leaders Crawley Ridge C began the winter break fresh from a whitewash of Cody F, with Richard Hornby, Mark Stephenson and David Marchant plundering the points. Braybrooke B remain in contention after an 8-2 victory over Cody E. Sandra Jackson and Gabriel Ailioae both won three for Braybrooke.

Ash G beat Frimley E 6-4, but Charles Rhodes was unbeaten for the losers. Sheila Pretty and John Hutchinson gained doubles for Ash.

Andrew Hook was unbeaten for Fleet C, but twos from John Page and Michael Wolfe earned a draw for Tennis H.

Tennis J saw off Ash F 6-4. Graham Thomas notched a maximum for the winners and Keith Johnson and Ken Lewington won twice for Tennis.

Results:

Div I

Tennis B 6 Tennis C 4, Ash B 1 Central A 9, Tennis A 8 Ash A 2, Central B 2 Bentley A 8, Frimley A 6 Fleet A 4, Bentley A 5 Central A 5

Div II

Old Woking 10 Tennis E 0, Bentley B 6 Cody B 4, Tennis E 2 Ash C 8, Frimley B 6 Old Woking 4, Cody B 6 Cody A 4, Braybrooke A 6 Tennis D 4

Div III

Tennis G 9 Crawley Ridge A 1, Cody D 7 Tennis F 3, Cody C 3 Frimley D 7, Ash D 2 Crawley Ridge B 8, Fleet B 2 Cody C 8

Div IV

Ash F 4 Tennis J 6, Braybrooke B 8 Cody E 2, Fleet C 5 Tennis H 5, Ash G 6 Frimley E 4, Fleet C 3 Frimley E 7, Cody F 0 Crawley Ridge C 10, Tennis H 5 Cody E 5

Div I Cup

Bentley A 5 Fleet A 2

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