Leaders keep on winning

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MK Spinners continue to lead the way in the MK Table Tennis League Premier Division as they saw off MK Walking Wounded.

Neil Riddy and Peter Bannister both beat Gary Jones and Peter repeated his Summer league success over Craig Brown.

However Alan Cherry took his usual maximum for Spinners as they completed the 7-3 win.

MK Kingpins have started the season well, but were brushed aside 8-2 by Greenleys Monarchs this week.

Maximums from Shandor Czuczor and Dan Appanna were expected for the visitors but a brilliant brace from Martin Hall, only going down to Mark Purcell, was a bonus for them.

Ever present Dan has been the lynch pin for Monarchs so far this season with 18 wins to his name, which no-one has bettered.

A straightforward whitewash (10-0) for MK Sasaki’s Matt Evans, Ed Simms and Thai-Anh Lieu over a depleted MK Powers outfit with problems.

Jiten Pitamber ‘played up’ from a lower club team to join brother Minesh and become the first siblings to represent the same side since Paul and Andy Wood did so in 2010.

Their team-mate Vlad Varnica then went and broke his bat in the knock up before a ball was struck. Tough going for Powers.

Unlike their fellow strugglers, MK Phoenix picked up sets this week, two in fact, in their match at Greenleys Kings where Alan Bolding (what a great season he’s having) and Terry Lau got the better of Henry Arthur.

Joe Lindsay and Shane Gayles lodged maximums for Kings.

Woburn Sands Rams have moved 2 points clear at the top of Division 6 with an 8-2 win over struggling Little Horwood Cruisers, Mark Anker and Bob Mungham with trebles for Rams. Second place MK Allsorts inflicted the same result on Padbury Otters , Gary Maunders with a treble.

In Division 7 there were trebles for St Christopher Cruncher’s Jean Mayson, Little Horwood Frigate’s Paul Sams and Mk Miracle’s Roy Pilkington.

The match between second place (MK Puma)s and third place (Mk Bandits) in Division One ended in a hard fought draw with Mike Wilkins for Bandits winning his usual 3. Woburn Sands Data had a good result against top team MK Rovers all beating Mernyn Kelly and James Molloy playing really well to beat David Foster and only losing 4-6 overall.

St Christopher Van Hire suffered their first defeat in Division Two (4-6) to second place Mursley Swallows, Mark Penn snatching a good hat trick. Newport Pagnell Lagondas scored their first victory of the season against Chackmore Hasbeens (6-4), Chris Horn helping with a treble. Woburn Sands Mosquitoes suffered their second whitewash in two weeks and are sliding down the table.

!00% team MK Blades could only manage a draw in Division 3 with Greenleys Cardinals – Patrick Clay losing his first game of the season to James Zeng. OU Tigers moved into second place with a 8-2 win over Mursley Hawks, Charles Tien winning 3 for Tigers.

Mursley Swifts have moved 10 points clear in Division 4 with a 6-4 victory over Stont Stratford Crickets – it’s that man Max Reuther again keeping Stony in the hunt with yet another treble – 17 wins out of 17 now. This division had some close hard fought games this week.

Alfie Watt continued his winning ways in Division 5 with another treble for Mk Sharks against MK Flames. David Fletcher (Greenleys Dukes and Heather Wilcox (St Christopher Buzzards) also hit hat tricks for their teams. Its close at the top in this division.