TABLE TENNIS: Top title almost sealed

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With the Spalding and District Table Tennis League season rapidly drawing to a close, the position at the top of Division One is fast becoming a certainty.

South Holland recorded their ninth whitewash in 13 matches to move closer to the title. Victims this time were Whipping Boys who went down in straight ends.

JDM Allsorts held the gap to eight with their seventh 5–0 win. Well as they played Beetroot n Bean’s Garry Wilkinson made life difficult by pushing both his opponents to a fifth end.

Castle Sports, thanks to a 4-1 win over Extel, move into third place, leapfrogging Bladerunners who had to postpone.

Jean White scored another double and Nicola Wilkinson a single, while Alan Fear scored for the losers.

The situation in Division Two is similar. Green Machine are 12 points clear with three matches left thanks to two more wins.

The first was by 4–1 over Chunky & Chunkier. Martyn Green lost just his second match of the season, Chunky & Chunkier’s Dave Coley completing a double against him. However, the rest of the games went Green’s way, though Paddy Palgrave went close to doubling the losers’ points.

Routine was re-established with a 5–0 win later in the evening against Pow!. Even so the losers fought hard and were by no means overwhelmed.

Earlier Pow! had just lost out to Untitled. With all four participants winning a singles the latter took the match thanks to coming from behind to win the doubles.

Seriously Adrift took their second 5-0 in a row to open up a gap in second place. Xbox Junkies were the recipients, and just managed to escape a complete whitewash with an end.

GF Relics moved up to third place with a 5-0 defeat of Georgie Boys who, despite going down in 15 straight, showed how much they have improved with two deuce ends.

• With both Guardian Cup matches being postponed tomorrow (Wednesday) there are plenty of tables for teams to take the opportunity to catch up on postponed fixtures.