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Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 10 June 13
Rotherham Scorpions D maintained their winning streak at the top of Division Three with a 7-3 result over visitors Vulcan Redtooth F. Michael Taylor, Alex Bland and Ben Malin all scored twice and Taylor and Bland combined to win the doubles. Cliff Glaves who is mentoring Redtooth’s F team, took a hat trick and characteristically stood down from the doubles, in order that newcomers Marg and Jordan Taylor would gain additional match experience.
Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 03 June 13
Dan Smith took a maximum for the Division Two early pace setters Vulcan Redtooth D on a visit to Crookes C. A Richard Horsfield brace gave the hosts a brief 3-2 lead, then their scoring evaporated as John Nelson and Glyn Ward both hit braces of their own to give the visitors a 7-3 result. David Read had a 3-1 win over Ward which completed Crookes’ scoring.
Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 13 May 13
Worksop’s Sam Walker and his partner Chris Doran (Northants) departed New Delhi wearing silver commonwealth table tennis medals, having shocked India’s top seeds in the semi final of the men’s doubles. The match went the distance as the English pair recovered from a 2-1 deficit to win 11-7 in the decider. In the final they succumbed to Singapore’s Zhan Jian and Yang Zi by three games to one.
Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 21 April 13
Albert Premier A has captured the Division Two title thanks largely to Richard Element (57/60), the division’s leading scorer. Fourteen year old Alex Tilley (43/56) made a huge contribution and will be looking forward to top-flight competition next term. Alex recently became the Division Two champion player at the Sheffield closed championships. Shaun Alvey, the English Table Tennis Association’s Yorkshire region disability officer ended the season with a creditable 64% wins.
Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 15 April 13
The experienced MBE B squad of the division’s leading scorer Stuart Element, along with Ian Henderson, Dave Kirkup, Jimmy Jeickles and Phil Walton, have landed the Division Three title. With only two matches to play they have stretched their lead over Abbeydale E to eight points.
Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 08 April 13
With two matches remaining, unbeaten High Green B have built an unassailable lead in Division Five to claim the title, following a 10-0 win at Redtooth N. The whitewash was meted out by Nick Hill, Mel Rowbottom and Mike Shelton (51/56) the club’s supremo and the division’s third highest scorer.
Star Sports Subhead Table Tennis Author Rob Loxley 01 April 13
Vulcan Redtooth A took a massive step towards taking the Division One champions crown as they outgunned their biggest rivals and defending champions Stocksbridge Rugby A at Attercliffe. The holders took a 2-1 lead with Matt Kenny edging out Mark Short over five ends having trailed 2-0. Ben Barlow equalised with a comfortable win over Andy Horsfield but Stocksbridge regained the lead following an immaculate performance from Stephen Horsfield as he trounced a lethargic looking Sheffield champion, Matt Dodds in straight games.