Stanley Street C make final

Worksop and District Table Tennis League, pictured are the facilities at Ryton Park School
Worksop and District Table Tennis League, pictured are the facilities at Ryton Park School

Stanley Street C took their impressive league form into the MBE Trophy, the handicap competition for Division Three sides, when they met DTH Redlands Rookies.

Street began the match with a 30 point deficit, but Martynas and Orestas Riauba and Andy Kirland cleared this in the first two singles and the doubles.

With both sets of players producing some fantastic rallies the Stanley Street team won six of nine matches against Alan Keeling, Derek Piper and Bob Atkinson and went on to claim a place in the final with a 25 lead.

In league action Global Marble A had a terrific win in their quest to claim the runners-up spot in Division One as they swept aside DTH Redlands Roosters 10-0.

Marble’s Kerry Harvey, Adrian Baldi and Kalpesh Bhatt all hit top form registering impressive hat-tricks with Harvey and Bhatt teaming up to take the doubles.

Despite the scoreline The Roosters trio of Tom McIntosh, Rick Harris and Dave Gascoyne were involved in some tight games.

The win puts Marble eight points clear in the race for the runners-up spot.

The battle for the Division Two title took another twist as just when it seemed Stanley Street B were out of sight up popped DTH Redlands Joggers to beat Street B 8-2 and put themselves back in the race.

Lea Dickinson was the Street’s main tormentor with a hat-trick against Street’s Kyle McIntosh, Paul Linfield and Matthew Williams.

Lewis Comley and Matthew Mudd both beat Linfield and Williams in a tough night for Street.

Kyle McIntosh spared the Street’s blushes, beating both Comley and Mudd but couldn’t win the doubles with Williams as they lost in straights sets to Dickinson and Comley.

Another side that made ground on Stanley Street B were Manton Tigers who beat DTH Redlands X-Youth 6-4.

For the Tigers Paul Allison won a comfortable hat-trick with team mate Bill Bateman adding a further two wins ,surprisingly losing to Mark Bloomer.

And when Bloomer, Clive Eden and Matt Turner all beat Tiger’s Steve Beeston it left the match poised at 5-4.

Allison and Bateman won the doubles it in straight sets to secure the victory.

With Stanley Street B losing and both the Joggers and Tigers winning it now means that Street lead the Division by six points but both the Joggers and Tigers have a game in hand.

Elsewhere in Division Two bottom side Manton Sports now look favourites to fall through the trap door into Division Three.

They lost again, this time to Ryton Park Eagles.

John Hallgarth remained unbeaten for the Eagles with both Alex Olliffe and Keith Swift winning two games each to set the Eagles on their way to comfortable 8-2 victory.

Only Alan Wilson managed to trouble the scorers for Manton Sports beating both Olliffe and Swift with Wilson’s team mates Phil Fisher and Keith Smith going home empty handed on this occasion.

Hallgarth and Swift then compounded Manton Sports’ misery by winning the doubles.