TABLE TENNIS: Blades slice rivals apart to stay perfect

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Bladerunners continued their storming start to the new Spalding and District Table Tennis League season with another big win last week.

They crushed Outsiders in straight ends to continue their fine form from last week, going top of the Division One table in the process.

Hot on their heels in second spot are Haz Beans, who defeated JAG 4-1 – though that outcome didn’t at all offer a fair indication of the match.

The first four games all went to the fifth end, with the winner coming from behind in three of them – and the last went to four.

Defenders’ clash with South Holland also turned out to be a long, drawn out affair.

While only one game went to five, three others went to four and there were some close ends and long rallies.

Martyn Green scored a double for Defenders which, with Jean White’s single, was enough to take the match and move them two places up from the bottom.

In Division Two, Castle Sports also repeated their 5-0 win, this time against Nomads for the loss of just one end.

Ha’st took advantage of two beginners to the league to also record a 5-0, with Hannah Gilbert and Phil Coote registering maximums.

They move up to second ahead of Dark Knights, who were pegged back to a 3-2 win by Insidious. Richard Matthews recorded another double, with the doubles then sealing the win.

Elsewhere, in the clash between two new teams it was Mine’s a Pint that had their first victory at the expense of Tornados.

With the singles shared, the doubles again proved to be the key, going all the way to advantage point in the fifth end. Phil Knowles scored a double for the losers.

At the close of the evening Insidious and Defenders brought forward their Moulton Shield Round Two tie.

Unsurprisingly the Division One outfit were too strong, taking all four games played to progress to the next stage.

Tonight (Wednesday) sees the remainder of those matches being played. Other teams are invited to bring matches forward, as two already have been.