Tallington squeeze into quarter-finals

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TALLINGTON B, who so often perform well in the Stamford and Rutland Table Tennis League’s Ketco Cup, secured their quarter final place with a 5-4 victory at Bourne D.

Leanne Hills and Chris Holland for Bourne, and Jake Showler and Ben Lewis for Tallington all won twice during the evening; but it was down to Wally Knox’s point to decide the match.

With a 7-3 win at Stamford School, MTTG A continue to shadow Yaxley BL at the top of Division One.

Chris Weston continued his own dominant season with another full house, while Andy Goodacre picked up two points. Leigh Ware won twice for the academics as they fight to retain a top-four position.

In division two, Bourne C have opened up a seemingly significant gap between themselves and the third placed team. This week they defeated the young Tallington B squad 10-0, with Harry Jackson, Clive Jackson and Kevin Day all winning three times.

Harry, with just one defeat all season, is still playing hard for the averages trophy, but Uffington CC A’s Matt Durrands has yet to be beaten.

Tallington A have dropped off the pace a little but defeated Nomads 7-3. Paul Ramm and Richard Allen each won all of their matches. Similarly, Braunston B have begun their late-season effort to climb the table with a 9-1 victory over Bourne E.

David Smart and Bill Seese were unbeaten, while Cedric Phillips backed them up with two further points. With games in hand, they might still pressure the top two.