School take points off the champions

Table Tennis news.
Table Tennis news.

The Archway sides have been busy this week in the Stamford and Rutland Table Tennis League first division.

The ‘A’ – team enjoyed a comfortable win against Uffington CC ‘A’ with Shaun Murray and Daniel Fielding each winning three times.

Shaun was also unbeaten against Stamford School, but the champions dropped their first point of the campaign in a 5-5 draw.

For the school, both Richard Henry and Leigh Ware earned a brace of wins to help avoid a third successive defeat.

Archway ‘B’ travelled to MTTG and inflicted a potentially fatal result on the host’s ambitions for the season. A 9-1 defeat of their fellow title challengers was followed by a second victory against Braunston ‘A’. The villagers continue to pick up useful points, with Chuck Kershaw winning twice, but Steven Gray’s full-house and Mohit Budhira’s double ensured maximum points for the Archway team.

Archway A 5 Stamford School 5

Shaun Murray 3/Richard Bellamy1/Michael Peacock + doubles (Shaun and Richard)

Rutwik Zapake 1/Richard Henry 2/Leigh Ware 2

Archway A 8 Uffington CC A 2

Shaun Murray 3/Daniel Fielding 3/Michael Peacock 1 + doubles (Shaun and Daniel)

Kevin Gladders 1/Ray Tong 1/Trevor Carter

Archway B 6 Braunston A 4

Steven Gray 3/Mohit Budhira 2/Stephen Williams + doubles (Steven and Mohit)

Chuck Kershaw 2/Carl Slevin 1/Brian Bodycote 1

Nomads lead the way in division two following two victories. Nick McDowall was undefeated in both matches as Nomads defeated Bourne ‘B’ 6-4 and Uffington CC ‘B’ 8-2.

He was well supported by Nick Goodman, who picked up two wins in each match, and by Wes Durston who won twice at Uffington.

Martyn Dennis replied with two wins for the cricketers but these proved mere consolation. Stuart Wills played well to score twice for Bourne ‘B’, but the lack of a third player on the evening cost his team at least a share of the spoils.

Stamford Free Church kick-started their season with a 10-0 win against Bourne ‘C’. The experienced trio of John Chambers, Rob Elliott and Vic Hoffman enjoyed a comfortable evening .