Kingfisher A win vital top of the table clash – Reading Today Online

Table tennis

With key matches being played at both the top and bottom of Division One, Kingfisher A extended their lead over Kingfisher B in a clash between the top two.

Martin Adams starred for the A team with a hattrick while Darren Jones and Ross Saxby both gained vital wins over Graham Mendick, Ross beating Graham in three tight games 11-9 12-10 12-10.

At the bottom, Kingfisher D significantly boosted their chances of avoiding the drop with an 8-2 win at relegation rivals Sonning Common & Peppard C, George Ivanov with a maximum that saw him beat Mark Jones 7-11 8-11 11-8 11-8 11-9 and finally Danny Dockree 7-11 11-9 11-6 12-14 12-10. Team mates Mike Douglas and Ajai Kamath both won twice.

In Division Two, Kingfisher F remain at the top with OLOP A, Reading FC and Kingfisher E in hot pursuit. Pangbourne WMC have a number of matches to rearrange but both they and Kingfisher H are adrift of the rest at the bottom.

Kingfisher I have a healthy lead at the top of Division Three, although OLOP C can close the gap by winning their matches in hand. OLOP B and Tilehurst Methodists A are also in the hunt for promotion.

At the bottom Tilehurst Methodists C and Kingfisher J have most to do to avoid the drop.

Sonning Sports D opened up a sizeable gap at the top of Division Four after beating nearest rivals Sonning Common & Peppard F 8-2 recently. Springfield C, OLOP F and Tilehurst RBL C remain in the hunt. Sonning Common & Peppard G, Sonning Sports C and Kingfisher L are doing battle to avoid bottom spot.

By Nigel Maltby

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