PARK District A lost just one game in their 27-9 win over Red Triangle up on Portland in the Weymouth & Distict League Division One.

Both Geoff Ware and Ray Cody scored maximums for the victors, whilst Shaun Beauchamp (5) was the sole winner for Red Triangle with a 3-0 success over Mike Doyle.

Park District then continued their winning start with a less comfortable 23-13 victory over Shipton Gorge A.

This was an evening of pretty exciting table tennis as was expected. Rob Hawes, for Shipton Gorge, played superbly in all three of his matches, gaining the upper hand against the Park District players, with a barrage of breathtaking attacking shots and scored full nine points for the home team.

His match against Ray Cody (8) was particularly spectacular to watch, overcoming his opponent 11-8 in the decider.

A lot of tactical play from Park District managed to get the better of Shipton’s other two players on the night but all matches had their highlights.

Springfield B notched their first win of the season at the second attempt in overcoming YMCA 24-19.

A close match saw Springfield’s Paul Arnold (9) and Chris Whitefield (8) both playing fast attacking table tennis.

Whilst the home side tried to stay in touch the visitors proved a bit too strong overall.

Pete Anderson (5) again played well for the YMCA against his “home” team.

A really good game between youth (Budmouth A) and experience (Red Triangle) with most of the close legs being won by the experienced Triangle team saw the latter run out 22-17 winners.

Liam Critchard (3) and Mike Spracklen (5) fought out an epic duel, going to Critchard 11-9 in the fifth leg and then in his next match Spracklen just managed to overcome Jess Moggeridge 13-11 in the fifth.

Derrick Dawson’s (7) individual style was enough to see him beat Critchard and Moggeridge but Ben Howe (8) played very well to deny Dawson a maximum and in turn Tony Reed (9) overcame Howe in five legs to ensure he was the only one who took a maximum on the night.

The youngsters played well to rake the doubles 3-1.

Springfield A were on top form when they entertained the newly promoted champions of Division Two Shipton Gorge B.

By the end of the evening, Springfield proved to be too strong for Shipton and recorded a resounding 30-2 victory which keeps them at the top end of the table.

A special mention should go to Dan Corren who played up a division for Shipton and took a leg off the early averages leader Moses Lewis. In the doubles, the Shipton pairing of Brian Cammell and Graham Albertella played well and took a tight second leg from Lewis and Tim Scott.

Preston B’s match against Colliton X again showed that Simon Joslin, after an extended absence from the sport, is proving that he has not lost his touch by gaining another maximum.

Thierry Roy (1), also new to Division One, showed his fighting spirit but the experienced Colliton trio had his measure.

They were heading for a win but Joslin/Roy upset the apple-cart by winning the doubles and earning an unexpected draw 17-17.

A clash of schools in Division Two of the Weymouth & District saw Wey Valley eek out a 22-19 win over All Saints A.

This was a really competitive match between two youth teams with many games going to a 3-2 scoreline (four of the nine singles matches).

Wey Valley’s Ethan Bingham top scored with nine points by winning all of his matches but all the players contributed to an excellent fixture with lots of exciting rallies.

Richard Lane topped score for All Saints with eight points.

Shipton Gorge C and Colliton C played out very tight match with Colliton having the upper hand right up until the last two games when Dave Poole (7) managed to level the match for Shipton with some very close games but gained a 3-0 win.

Shipton then went on to win the doubles to snatch a victory.

A very young Budmouth B team put up a good fight but were ultimately overpowered 28-7 by Springfield C.

Sam Melhuish (3), George Ackerley (3) and Ted Paul (1) all contributed to their score with Ackerley securing their only win of the night, a 3-1 victory over Pete Anderson (7).

In Division Three, Colliton D hung on to their lead to overcome a spirited All Saints B side 19-18.

Daniel Scotchmer and Adam Bishop both secured maximums to help Colliton to a 18-15 lead going in to the doubles.

They needed just one leg against Ben Chen (6) and Zach Barras (3) in order to secure victory and they did that in the very first one, 11-5.

It was a close call as the All Saints’ duo then rattled off the next three legs for a 3-1 victory but ultimately a narrow loss in the match.

Budmouth C and two-man Colliton A played out a 15-15 draw in a match between two new teams in the league in which every match was won in three legs.

Colliton’s Darren Baker was the outstanding player on the night using his experience from years gone by to secure all nine legs and ensure a 3-0 doubles win with newcomer Mike Spearing (3) to secure the draw.

The new players for Budmouth all showed considerable promise which augurs well for the future.

Preston D scored a 23-17 success over Budmouth D despite Oliver Storey securing a maximum for Budmouth.

Eric Chalker top scored for Preston with eight.

Springfield D had a 24-11 victory over Wyke B with both David Moth and Barry Thomas scoring the full nine points.

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