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Round Five update

St Neots gained revenge on Bribar Nomads after finishing second to them last year to thump then 5-1 in the final round of fixtures. The result sees St Neots leap frog Nomads at the top of the Premier Division at the end of the first weekend.

Bribar Bunch completed a perfect weekend, wrapping up their fifth victory in as many games, thrashing Colebridge 6-0. The result sees them lead Market Rasen Ladies by two points, who beat Lyncrest 6-0 in the final round.

Custom Table Tennis made a perfect start in their road to make the Premier Division, winning all five matches over the weekend. Their final win came in a 5-1 win over Norton Nomads. Division 1B is topped by Batts Vets, who despite drawing with Draycott and Eaton in the last round, still lead the division after Active 8 UK Plymouth drew their third game of the weekend against Unity College. Meanwhile, Batts PPP failed to win their fifth game of the weekend after drawing Fusion Ladies in the final game, however they still lead the division.

Division 2A sees Fullmarks take an assertive position at the top after their 5-1 win over PSP Insurance Solutions made it five in five. They have a three point advantage over Norwich, who beat St Mary’s 4-2. In the battle of the top two, Team Ecosse triumphed in a 4-2 victory over Redlands Bats, which sees them leave weekend 1 with a two point lead. Finally, Milton Keynes Girls have a two point advantage after the fifth round of fixtures, after beating Billwood 5-1 to give them a cushion at the top.

Matthew Shaw
British League Press & Publicity Team


Round Four update

St Neots’ slip up at the hands of Market Rasen left the opening for Bribar Nomads to take the outright lead in the Men’s Premier after they beat Kidlington Stars 5-1. The top two will commence in battle in the final round of fixtures on the first weekend.

Bribar Bunch picked up from where they left yesterday with a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Hel Ladies, they have a two point gap ahead of Market Rasen Ladies who beat Colebridge 5-1.

Custom TTC prevailed in the battle of the two uneaten sides as they edged their way past Tameside 4-2, leaving them two points clear at the top. Batts Vets 1 lost their 100% winning record as they drew with Active 8 UK Plymouth, however still lead the division by a point ahead of Plymouth and Draycott, who beat Wirepoint Bulldogs. The Women’s Division 1 continues to be dominated by BATTS PPP, who recorded their fourth win in as many games at the expense of Ashford. They will face their biggest challenge of the week in the last round against second placed Fusion Ladies.

Fullmarks will look to make it a perfect weekend as they won their fourth game on the bounce against Norwich 5-1, they lead the division by three points, while 2B looks set to become a two horse race with Team Ecosse and Redlands Bats both having maximum points, they will contest in the fifth round of fixtures.

Finally, Milton Keynes Girls and Billwood prepared for their top of the table clash with wins over Fusion Wannabees and Sutton on Hone, while Irish Colleens stayed in the title picture with a 6-0 win over Halton.

Matthew Shaw
British League Press & Publicity Team


Round Three update

Bribar Nomads and St Neots both completed day one with perfect starts after recording their third victories of the day over EPPOC and Kidlington Stars respectivley, the win leaves the two teams two points clear of Market Rasen, who beat Topspin Fusion.

The Women’s Premier also saw Bribar top the bunch, with Bribar Bunch overcoming Market Rasen Ladies 4-2 to leave them two points clear of their opponents and Colebridge, who were beaten 5-1 by Five Counties.

Tameside and Custom Table Tennis both prepared for their top of the table clash on Sunday with wins over Norton Nomads and London Moberley 4-2 and 5-1, the two teams go head to head in round four. Batts Vets are the only team with a 100% record in 1B as they overcame Dewsbury 4-2 while BATTS PPP also hold the same title in Women’s Division 1 after they thrashed Cippenham Ladies 6-0 and Fusion Ladies were held by Ashford.

Division 2A sees Fullmarks leave top of the class as they beat Haddenham 4-2, with Norwich one point behind after a 4-2 win over PSP Insurance Solutions, while Team Ecosse and Redlands Bats end day one evenly poised at the top of 2B after recording their third wins of the weekend overThe Rams and Batts Vets 2.

Finally, Milton Keynes Girls and Billwood end the day top after defeating Halton TTC and Fusion Wannabees, However, only one point separates the top three with Irish Colleens victory over Sutton on Hone leaving them on four points.

Matthew Shaw
British League Press & Publicity Team


Round two update

There’s a sense of DéjàVu in the Mens Premier Division as Bribar Nomads top the division with St Neots in second. Bribar beat Topspin Fusion 5-1 while St Neots beat EPPOC by the same score line to leave them balance at the top of the league.

The Women’s Premier has become a two tier division as Colebridge, Market Rasen Ladies and Bribar Bunch all recording two wins each, leaving Five Counties, Hel Ladies and Lyncrest with catching up to do.

Mens Division 1A sees Custom Table Tennis and Tameside keep their 100% start with wins over Wolves and Border Reivers respectivley, with Draycott and BATTS Vets also keeping to winning ways in 1B. Meanwhile in Women’s Division 1, Fusion Ladies and BATTS PPP also won their second round fixtures to see them take the top two sports in the division.

Fullmarks top 2A after a 5-1 victory over St Marys, while 2B is currently split in half with Team Ecosse Redlands Bats and The Rams all finishing the second round with two wins.

Finally, Women’s Division 2 is wide open after an array of draws leaves Milton Keynes Girls and Billwood lead the charge for top spot, with Irish Colleens and Halton in hot pursuit.

Matthew Shaw
British League Press & Publicity Team


Round one update

EPPOC are the early leaders of the Men’s Veterans Premier Division after a 5-1 win over Kidlington Stars. Two wins each from Joe Kennedy and Keith Williams, aided by a solitary win from Clive Carthy gave them a superb start to the season. Meanwhile, last year’s winners Bribar Nomads got off to a winning start over newly promoted Market Rasen, while St Neots beat Topspin Fusion.

In the Womens Premier, Bribar Bunch got off to a perfect start as they thrashed Lyncrest 6-0, while Colebridge and Market Rasen Ladies also got off to solid starts with 5-1 victories over Hel Ladies and Five Counties respectivley.

Custom TTC gave their Promotion hopes a fantastic start as they overcame Border Reivers 6-0. Tameside also started the season with a victory over London Moberley TTC, while Norton Nomands and Wolves drew. Meanwhile, Draycott and Long Eaton and BATTS Vets are joint at the top of Division 1B after 4-2 victories over Unity College and Wirepoint Bulldogs respectivley.

It was a perfect start for Fusion Ladies as they beat RTA 6-0 in Women’s Division 1, while BATTS PPP and Cippenham Ladies also opened their accounts with victory over Ashford Ladies and Market Rasen Ladies II.

Finally, a siege of draws in Division 2A sees Fullmarks’ 6-0 victory over Bribar Nomads 3 equally as impressive as they take an early lead at the top, while Team Ecosse, Redlands Bats and The Rams all got off to wins in 2B, with Milton Keynes girls and Halton TTC being joint leaders of Women’s Division 2 after the opening round of fixtures.

Matthew Shaw
British League Press & Publicity Team

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