Rayne B struck an vital blow in the battle to keep away from relegation from division one of many Braintree Table Tennis League with an 8-2 victory over Black Notley B whereas their A staff did them a favour and beat Notley’s A staff by the identical rating.
Having gained solely three factors from their final three matches – together with a defeat by Notley A – Rayne B had been slipping dangerously in the direction of the drop zone.
But their win, and Notley A’s defeat, lifts them above their rivals with a match in hand.
Ironically, it was ex-Notley participant Victor Chan who was most accountable. He received his three singles and in doing so ended Dan Anderson’s five-match unbeaten run. His 3-1 (11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7) win was solely Anderson’s fifth defeat of the season, and his second by Chan.
Steve Pennell was undefeated for Rayne Some time Notley A’s two wins got here from Paul Nicol, together with a wonderful 3-2 victory over Adam Buxton that blended the shut with the somewhat much less shut: 10-12, 12-10, 11-2, 10-12, 11-2.
Liberal A proceed to reside dangerously. Without both Brandon Crouchman or Scott Dowsett for the second match working they tumbled 9-1 to Netts B.
Maria Boulton and Nikki Kennard have been unbeaten for Netts whereas Zach Harrington grabbed a degree for Liberal with a win over Graham Playle.
In division two, Liberal C consolidated second place with a 6-4 win over Notley C whereas Notley D have been held to a draw by Rayne D.
Rev Matthews received his three singles for Notley C, together with solely the sixth defeat this season for Gareth Davies.
Gary Copsey, referred to as upon for the primary time for the reason that starting of December, racked up three wins in Notley E’s 6-4 win over Rayne C.
Top v backside produced a predictable outcome, Notley F 0 Sudbury Nomads 10, though Guy McKenzie gave Jack Cansdale one thing to consider, stretching him to 11-9 in the fifth recreation.
Division three leaders Sudbury Wanderers had their lead lower to 6 factors by Rayne E, who’ve a match in hand.
Wanderers had a 7-3 win over Notley H, the place Ian Shrubsole inflicted the fourth defeat of the season on Graham Chinnery, whereas Rayne E went two higher with a 9-1 win over Notley G.
The match between the 2 Netts groups, D and E, ended with a 6-4 win to the previous thanks to 3 singles from Kierlan Richards.
Rayne additionally had two groups dealing with one another and in their case it was 7-3 to the F staff in opposition to the G staff, Brian How and Adam Pitt remaining unbeaten.
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