Three-way tie at top of Spalding table tennis league

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Last week was half-term and the effects were felt in the Spalding and District League – sponsored by Vital Recruitment.

Round three of the league fixtures saw more postponements and unfinished games. As a result only half the scheduled matches have been played to date.

The tables also have a slightly odd look, with double champions Bladerunners sitting at the foot having only played three ends. The top is a three-way tie.

South Holland have also not completed a match but have six points, as do JDM and Jokers.

The only complete matches played in the division were between Jokers and Defenders, and Nets and Edges and Outsiders.

Jokers saw off Defenders 3–2 in a tight match, with three games going to the fifth. Phil Coote scored a double and won the doubles with Guntars Briedes to take the match. Jean White and Alan Fear took the other singles for their points.

James Gibson also completed a double for Nets and Edges in their 4–1 win. Keith Davey prevented the whitewash for Outsiders, but the Netters leapfrog their rivals in the table.

In other matches, JDM dropped the only end to Blades, while Jokers picked up the doubles in their delayed match with Nets and Edges.

Division Two leaders Hurricane Brothers recorded their third 5–0 match score in a row – but this time they were on the receiving end. Mine’s a Pint’s Jeremy Hitcham and Andrew Hay took the points and they now sit at the top of the table.

Young Guns moved up to third following a convincing 4–1 win over fellow juniors Team Equinox and Skidlids are close behind having picked up a point in their unfinished match with MatDuf, who also took a point. MatDuf scored in another unfinished match with Mine’s a Pint, who took a game as well.