In Division 1 of the Aldershot & District Table Tennis League a mid table clash saw Challoner steam through Tennis A 9-1, the classy Shaun Robertson racked up three wins, a feat matched by Martin Rozario, elsewhere Jackie Rice impressed in coming from two down against the wily Dennis Perrett to win it 11-8 in the fifth end for Central B who fought hard to secure a five all draw with new league leaders Central A, however two draws in succession may not be enough for the A team to hold off the challenge of Bentley A who had a week off to plan their onslaught. Clive Banham’s three was just enough for Broadmoor A to sneak a draw at Tennis B who seem to have built up a healthy lead over the relegation threatened sides, one of those staring into the abyss are Cody A, who, I’m afraid, after picking up just 13 points from 8 matches look doomed, Rob Hawes and Clive Asprey were their tormentors this week with three each as Frimley A romped home 9-1. Frimley got a taste of their own medicine in a re arranged match against Ash B, for whom Nick Mills and Dave Halfpenny won three in a 9-1 victory.
Farnborough Tennis D are seemingly nailed on for a promotion slot in Division 2 after a 6-4 win at home to Cody B, Dario Cereda and Keith Russell battled valiantly for Cody winning two each but seeing as they didn’t have a third team mate, their efforts were in vain. Old Woking quietly sit just off the pace at the top and also are looking good for a swift return to the top flight, Frank Roberts did the damage this week, his trio was the catalyst in an 8-2 slaying of second to bottom Broadmoor B. Ash C no doubt harbour promotion aspirations but after being beaten at home by fourth place Fleet CC A they maybe don’t have quite the staying power to catch Woking. Alan Gess, who has only lost twice all season won another three for Fleet who edged through 6-4.
In Division 3 Martin Evans is doing his utmost for second to bottom Tennis H, but even his three wasn’t enough as they were beaten 6-4 by mid table Ash D. A good 5-5 draw with Tennis G meant Ash E stayed seven valuable points ahead of the relegation spots, Sandy Simpson again the saviour for Ash with a hat trick. The clash of the top two went to form, leaders Frimley C vanquishing Tennis F 7-3, Robeen Roopun and Peter Glass each bagged trio’s and look set for a trip up to Div 2. Crawley Ridge A will be hoping they can catch Tennis F and after a 6-4 win at Ash G they have reduced the arrears to just six points. Bottom side Ash F slipped to a 8-2 defeat at Frimley D and sadly look set for a swift return to the fourth tier.