Ware leads Stamford to victory in table tennis

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First Division

In the Stamford and Rutland Table Tennis League, Stamford School completed their league season with a 6-4 win over Braunston ‘A’.

It was an evening when every player enjoyed at least one victory, but it was Leigh Ware’s full-house that proved decisive.

He and Richard Henry secured the key doubles point 12-10 in the final leg to ensure maximum points for the academics.

Uffington CC ‘A’ kept up their hopes of avoiding a bottom-two position by defeating struggling Stamford Free Church 10-0. Brian Spittlehouse, Trevor Carter and Rod Goss enjoyed their unbeaten evenings.

Stamford School 6 Braunston A 4

Leigh Ware 3/Richard Henry 1/Rutwik Zapake 1 + doubles (Richard and Leigh)

Brian Bodycote 2/Carl Slevin 1/Chuck Kershaw 1

Uffington CC A 10 Stamford Free Church 0

Brian Spittlehouse 3/Trevor Carter 3/Rod Goss 3 + doubles (Brian and Rod)

John Chambers/Rob Elliott

Division 2

In Division 2, the teams in the lower half of the table faced each other.

Nomads enjoyed a comprehensive 10-0 victory at Tallington ‘B’, with Nick Goodman, Nick McDowall and Wes Durston displaying strong form.

A closer match was fought out at Bourne TTC ‘A’, where the home side managed to eke out a 6-4 success over Uffington CC ‘B’.

Father and son Clive and Harry Jackson picked up the necessary six points, while Martyn Dennis replied with a brace for the cricketers.

Bourne TTC A 6 Uffington CC B 4

Harry Jackson 3/Clive Jackson 2/Ziggy Poberezniuk + doubles (Harry and Clive)

Martyn Dennis 2/Chris Gardiner 1/Chris Alston 1

Tallington B 0 Nomads 10

Jake Showler/Wally Knox/Harrison Dee

Nick Goodman 3/Nick McDowall 3/Wes Durston 3 + doubles (Nick G and Wes)

The Divisional Championships take place next week, with the Division 1 competitions on Wednesday, February 12, at Jack Hunt School, in Peterbrough, starting at 6.30pm.

The Division 2 competitions are on Thursday, February 13, at Northborough Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.