TABLE TENNIS: Blades on a roll to take top tier title

Long-term Spalding and District Table Tennis League leaders Bladerunners clinched the Division One title as they kept their flawless season going.

For the past two weeks the Vital Recruitment-sponsored league has endured quiets nights, with the individual and team cup competitions reaching their latter stages.

However, this week saw the league’s major title decided when the Bladerunners defeated Haz Beans on a Roll 3-2 to move beyond the reach of their rivals.

Tomascz Dobrzyn has had a major influence on this and again he took maximum points in singles and doubles.

Team mate Dave Gibson was not so fortunate this time, finding himself on the end of two five-ender defeats to Colin Vertigan and Tony Cooper.

Meanwhile, the Guardian Cup second round matches have also been played.

Haz Beans had played Nomads and won 132-76 on the table. But an added handicap for Nomads of 64 saw them through by just eight.

JDM Allsorts dominated their match against Ha’st, winning two ends 33-9, but an added 76 left them scraping by at 132-131.

South Holland and JAG shared the first two games with Holland holding the advantage, but in the final two each team appeared to be doing their best to lose.

Holland still had the edge, but the handicap left them trailing 119-120.

In the semis, to be played on April 10, Defenders face JAG and Nomads met JDM.

The Roy Gibson reached the semis stage too. Reece Kerry (on 20) won 25-31, 31-28, 31-29 over Vertigan (7). Dobrzyn (1) also won, defeating Phil Chandler (6) 31-16, 31-22 and Allan Lewis (19) completed the line-up with a 31-22, 31-29 victory over Jean White (7).

Lewis now faces Kerry, while Dobrzyn plays James Gibson.

Dobryzn already has one individual title, winning the doubles with Dave Gibson from White and Martyn Green – and is in the Supremes final, having beaten John Gibson, where he meets Pete Budd who got there with wins over Green and Dave Gibson.

• Congratulations to Garry and Nicola Wilkinson, who have passed all the steps required for the first level coaching certificate.