TABLE TENNIS: Knights seal league title

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The end of the Spalding and District Table Tennis League (sponsored by Vital Recruitment) creeps closer – and another title was settled last week.

Dark Knights wrapped up the Division Two crown thanks to a 4-1 win over rivals Insidious. Richards Matthews completed the season unbeaten for them, with Baber Khan adding a point and third player Paddy Palgrave helping secure the doubles.

Castle Sports move up to second thanks to a similar win over Ha’st. Mike Mulligan took a double, with Reece Kerry chipping in one plus the doubles. Stewart Duffill scored for the losers.

Second place is going to go down to the final match of the season, which sees Castle and Insidious meeting.

Ha’st completed their season with a 3-2 win over Nomads, continued from last week. Facing a one game deficit, Ha’st took the three remaining singles and only narrowly lost the doubles, Jonathan Matthews completing a first double.

Nomads also doubled up matches facing JDM Allsorts in the Guardian Cup semi-final. Unsurprisingly, considering they were facing the second team in the top flight, they lost on the table 132-41.

However, with the hidden handicap (89) being added they just missed out on the final by 2 points.

The other semi between Defenders and JAG saw the games shared and Defenders leading 118-110, but an added 24 gave JAG their second final of the season. Tomascz Dobrzyn continued to carry all before him when he won the Supremes title from second seed Pete Budd 11-5, 11-4, 11-4, and then reached another final, the Roy Gibson.

Facing JAG’s James Gibson, who has had a good season himself, Dobrzyn went through 31-20, 29-31, 31-29 despite a 13-point handicap.