H20 Rowhedge A Retain Title

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Reigning Colchester & District Table Tennis League Division One champions H20 Rowhedge A retained their title when beating their ‘B’ team 7-3 to cap a memorable week for Antony Greenwood. After collecting the Men’s title he teamed up with team Captain Michael Andrews to win the Men’s Doubles and now a second League winner’s medal. However, he was brought down to earth by the prolific Kevin Gowlett in four sets who also beat Andrews but Steve Joslin held firm with a fine maximum to secure the win. Tollgate A, who led the league for most of the season finish as runner’s up following a 10-0 win over Lawford A with Greg Green, Andy Warner and Nigel Hodder all finishing their successful inaugural season in style. They also accounted for third placed Gt Horkesley A 7-3 this time Gary Young was undefeated and for Gt Horkesley Richard Goodhand beat Men’s Singles Runner-up Andy Warner for the first time! Horkesley also fell foul to H20 Rowhedge A 8-2 with Michael Andrews and Steve Joslin both collecting maximums. Fourth placed H20 Rowhedge B beat Walton B 9-1 and should finish third providing they score at least two points against Walton C who are still without a win. Tollgate B finish the season in fifth as they also defeated Walton B, 8-2 with Paul Davison surviving a scare against Colin Dearman, coming back from two sets down and Colin Stallwood, both unbeaten. Lawford A are battling to avoid the drop and went down 9-1 at home to H20 Rowhedge C. It was only their doubles win that saved the whitewash as Mark and Phil Smith and John Patrick all won three.

Walton D are back in pole position in Division Two despite losing the top-of-the-table clash at Gt Horkesley C. Both teams are promoted so it’s just a question of where the silverware is going and Wudong Liu and Lloyd Bennett-Smith’s maximum’s ensured the 7-3 win that leaves them two points behind their rivals with a game in hand. At the bottom both Tollesbury A and Walton E are relegated, Walton could avoid the wooden spoon if they take four points from their final game against H20 Rowhedge D.

In Division Three St Peters are the champions following two more big wins and a draw against Gt Horkesley D. Roger Warren was beaten in all three of his games having only lost one game previously all season! They will be joined by Pegasus C providing they get four points out of their remaining fixture against their ‘C’ team. This would mean disappointment for H20 Rowhedge F who have lost just one in their last seven games. At the bottom H20 Rowhedge G and Dedham A are relegated.

Pegasus D and H20 Rowhedge H are promoted from Division Four with Rowhedge requiring three points from their remaining two matches to secure the title.

Also please note the following amended schedule for the Cup Final events;

Team and Doubles Handicap Cup Finals will now be held at the Holmwood House School Sports Centre on Wednesday 30th March at 7:30pm. The Kiltie, Intermediate and Minor Cup Finals are at the Rowhedge Village Hall on Thursday 31st March at 8:00pm.

Division One

P W D L A F
H2O Rowhedge A 15 13 0 2 32 118
Tollgate A 16 12 1 3 45 115
Gt Horkesley A 16 10 0 6 55 105
H2O Rowhedge B 15 11 1 3 47 103
Tollgate B 16 11 0 5 58 102
H2O Rowhedge C 16 5 0 11 106 54
Walton B 15 4 0 11 101 49
Lawford A 14 1 1 12 116 24
Walton C 15 0 1 14 130 20
Walton A 0 0 0 0 0 0

Division Two

P W D L A F
Walton D 17 13 2 2 47 123
Gt Horkesley C 16 15 0 1 39 121
Pegasus A 18 9 3 6 78 102
Lawford B 17 8 3 6 79 91
Gt Horkesley B 16 7 4 5 78 82
Clairmont A 15 6 3 6 74 76
H2O Rowhedge D 16 5 2 9 91 68
H2O Rowhedge E 16 4 3 9 95 65
Tollesbury A 18 2 2 14 127 52
Walton E 17 2 2 13 121 49

Division Three

P W D L A F
St Peters A 18 14 3 1 56 124
H2O Rowhedge F 18 9 3 6 75 105
Pegasus B 17 8 3 6 68 102
Gt Horkesley D 18 8 4 6 81 99
Lawford C 17 9 4 4 77 93
Tollesbury B 18 8 2 8 92 88
Pegasus C 16 7 2 7 87 73
University of Essex 18 5 2 11 108 72
H2O Rowhedge G 18 5 1 12 116 64
Dedham A 18 2 2 14 120 60

Division Four

P W D L A F
Pegasus D 18 14 2 2 55 125
H2O Rowhedge H 16 14 2 0 37 123
Pegasus E 18 11 2 5 63 117
Gt Horkesley E 17 9 3 5 75 95
Lawford D 17 6 4 7 89 81
Lawford E 17 5 2 10 98 72
CRGS A 17 2 6 9 101 69
Dedham B 15 7 1 7 82 68
H2O Rowhedge I 17 2 3 12 120 50
Gt Horkesley F 16 1 1 14 120 40

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