TABLE TENNIS: JDM seal second spot in style

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Two more issues were resolved in the Spalding and District Table Tennis League (sponsored by Vital Recruitment) last week.

n Division One, JDM Allsorts confirmed their status as the second team behind Bladerunners. While having one game to play their 4-1 win over rivals South Holland, who completed their programme, ensured they stayed ahead.

Phil Chandler scored a double and took the doubles with Pete Budd, who got their fourth point. John Gilbert scored for Holland.

Bladerunners ended their last match as many before this season, with an emphatic win.

This one was against bottom team JAG who despite the defeat had a good evening, especially James Gibson in picking up a win against his father, Dave. Thomas Dobrzyn maintained his 100 per cent record, though he did concede an end when easing up against an outclassed opponent.

In Division Two two of the top three met in Dark Knights and Castle Sports. In a tight match – the overall points tally was just six apart in 19 games – Knights prevailed 3-2.

Richard Matthews, also securing a 100 per cent for the season, won two, while opponents Mike Mulligan and Reece Kerry took one each, the doubles deciding the match.

Knights are now five clear having played a match more, but face their other rivals, Insidious, tomorrow. However, Insidious and third-placed Castle still have to meet.

In strange circumstances the remaining match of the night between Ha’st and Nomads saw only one game completed, going the way of Nomads.

Bladerunners and JAG had a busy evening as, when they had finished their league match, they met in the final of the Marylands Cup, unfortunately deferred by several weeks. JAG, with a handicap advantage, put up stout resistance but went down 3-2 to give Blades their third title of the season.