School close gap on leaders

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STAMFORD School have made ground on the leading teams in Division 1 of the Stamford and Rutland Table Tennis League.

They travelled to Uffington CC A and secured an 8-2 victory, with Leigh Ware unbeaten, and Richard Henry and Andrew Walton picking up two wins apiece. Matt Durrands played with confidence to win two of his matches for the cricketers.

Perhaps more surprising was the school’s 7-3 success over MTTG A, although Leigh Ware continued to display fine form – he remains one of the strong contenders for the averages trophy. Denise Jacobi chipped in with two wins, while Ware and Richard Henry completed the victory with a close win in the doubles.

However, Yaxley BL remain overwhelming favourites. Another victory, this time 8-2 against Stamford Free Church, and another full house for Shaun Murray, sees the Legion nine points ahead of second-placed Bourne A.

With games in hand, it is MTTG B who are stalking the leaders of Division 2. Their latest victory was 9-1 against the Nomads. Emma Hancock and Nicki Farrell were unbeaten, while Emily Turner won twice and joined Nicki to secure the doubles point.

Nomads also lost 9-1 to second-placed Bourne D. On this occasion, Kevin Greenfield and Chris Holland won three times, while Leanne Hills supported with two singles victories and a win with Chris in the doubles rubber.

Uffington CC B who currently lead the way, however, although they have experienced a mixed fortnight. A 7-3 win against Bourne E, with Martyn Dennis and Matryn Willgress unbeaten, was countered by a 4-6 reverse at the bats of Tallington A. Martyn Dennis again led the way for the cricketers.

Just six points separate the top five teams in this competitive division.