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week 27

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Mon, 16/06/2008 - 23:10 -- jpsnelson
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 Table Tennis by Paul Myers The Aldershot and District Table Tennis League is approaching its climax for the 2007/08 Season. In Division One Central B have stormed 22 points clear of club rivals Central A and are now waiting to be crowned Champions. Central B whitewashed Bentley A and lowly Ash C with Dave Lloyd and Paul Myers getting six out of six with Pete Millard and Graham Watts three each. In second place Central A lost 7-3 to third placed Ash B for whom Dave Gilham, Nick Mills and Dave Halfpenny all won two and then beat Central C by the same margin. Norman Swift was unbeaten in both matches with Phil Snelson grabbing a treble against Central C. Ash A in fifth place were beaten 6-4 by sixth placed Shackleford in which Ross Saxby was the star man winning all three for Ash. Challoner beat Bentley A 6-4 with Crispian Knight grabbing a hat-trick to secure a mid-table position but at the same time they pushed Bentley right into the relegation battle even though they have a game in hand on the three teams below them. The teams battling to avoid relegation are Frimley A, Ash C and Tennis C. Frimley A beat Shackleford 6-4 but then lost out to Tennis A 8-2 who played their big guns Phil Prady and Keith Winter who both won all three. With six points seperating the bottom four teams there is still all to play for but Ash C and Tennis A look to have the harder run in. Cody A will surely win Division Two, but the question is whether they want to get promoted and play at the top level again. If they do, then the title is theirs having beaten Tennis E and Bourne A 10-0 and 9-1 respectively they are six points behind top team Ash D with four games in hand. In the drubbing of Tennis E Paul Mission, Nick Gould and Peter Anthony were all unbeaten. Ash D and Tennis B fought out a draw but Tennis B have a game in hand of Ash and now look likely to get promotion and the Runners-Up Trophy. There were notable performances this week from George Earle who was in hat-trick form for Tennis E as they drew with Fleet CC A. Jeff Brawn and Terry French both recorded maximums for Ash E in beating Cody B 7-3 and Kin Chan was unbeaten for Cody B with his team beating Tennis D 6-4. In Division Three Tennis F remain in good form and have assured themselves of promotion and very likely the title with comprehensive wins against Cody C and Ash G. Ian Brown was the top dog winning six out of six with Ron Wale in hat-trick form against Cody C. In second and with games in hand are Broadmoor who beat Ash G and drew with Bourne B. Dick Deacon bagged a treble for Broadmoor against Bourne with Bob Murrell of Ash G the star man winning all three in their 7-3 loss to Broadmoor. Kingfisher A in fourth had a stalemate with club-rivals Kingfisher B in which Graham Marshall was in treble form. Division Four leaders Cody D won again beating Bentley B 8-2 with the reliable George Brown and Phil Russell both unbeaten on the evening. Cody D will be playing Division Three table tennis next season but the battle for the other promotion spot is hotting up between Ash K, Cody E and Tennis H. Ash K look to be slight favourites at the moment and are one point ahead of Cody E after beating Fleet CC C 7-3 with Dave Phillips getting his predictable treble and Basil Warner two. Cody E themselves had two good 8-2 victories against Frimley E and Fleet CC C in which Mick Strode, John Warburton and Dave Hewitt all grabbed hat-tricks. Tennis H beat Fleet CC B 6-4 with John Page and Paul Jarvis in treble form to keep them in the hunt for promotion.