magpies maintain record
PUBLISHED: 15:32 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:48 10 June 2010
THERE were some powerful displays by the leading teams in the latest round of matches as Byways and Highways, Exeter Road and Danby Terrace all whitewashed their opposition without losing a single set, writes Brian Wort. The other top flight game was the
THERE were some powerful displays by the leading teams in the latest round of matches as Byways and Highways, Exeter Road and Danby Terrace all whitewashed their opposition without losing a single set, writes Brian Wort.The other top flight game was the Lawn Road meeting with Madeira Villas.This proved to be a thrilling match with the outcome decided only by the final doubles.Lawn Road's doubles pairing of of Ollie & Hannah Sharpe lost the first set, won the second and with the game at 10-10 in the third and final set, the pair held their nerve to serve out for the match 12-10.It left Lawn Road banking two points and Madeira Villas the one. The points system in both this and the Early Bird Junior Division is that a match win receives two points and a match defeat earns nothing.However, if a team loses but manages to claim at least one set, they pick up a bonus point. Both divisions are organised by the English Table Tennis Association's Premier Club that meets on Tuesday evenings at the College Sports Hall in Gypsy Lane.The latest EX8 Division Table shows Danby Terrace and Exeter Road sharing the lead with six points from three games.Mead Cottages lie 3rd with five points, Lawn Road are 4th with four and Portland Avenue have three points and sit 5th. The Marles, Hartopp Road and Madeira Villas make up the current bottom three.In the Junior section Tyler Wright registered a maximum for Magpies who then required a final doubles success to seal a 3-2 win over Larks that saw them maintain their unbeaten start to life in Division Two of the Early Bird Junior Table Tennis League. Kestrels, who were without a game this week, share the leadership of Division Two with Magpies. All the other games played in the latest round of matches ended in comprehensive 5-0 wins as Eagles, Swifts and Albatrosses defeated Buzzards, Falcons and Kites by that score. Swifts currently reign supreme in the First Division having dropped just a single set from three matches to date.The First Division standings see Swfits with 6pts from three games, followed by Eagles (5 from three), Albatrosses (4 from three) and Falcons (1 from two), whilst the basement dwellers, yet to bank a point, or indeed claim a single set, are Buzzards (0 from one) and Kites (0 from two).Magpies and Kestrels share the leadership of Division Two with identical records of four points from two games and they are joined on four points by Larks. who have played a game more. Pelicans have three points from two outings and Rooks are yet to register a point or indeed win a set after three matches.