English Schools Table Tennis Association Team Event
The U19 and U16 Lawrence Sheriff School teams both took another successful step towards the schools final last weekend.
Having already won the county event last month both teams won their Zone Finals at Cheltenham against winners from several other counties.
n The U19 team of Matthew Outhwaite, Jesse Kendrick-Hill, Jack Randle and Ben Meakin beat Chesham Grammer School 7-1 in the final with Ben unlucky to lose his match 12-10, 12-10, 12-10.
They beat Wood Green to zero in the semis and their were similar one-sided matches in the group stage: 7 -1 against Sir Christopher Hatton and 8-0 against King Alfred’s from Oxford.
n The U16 team of Liam Victoros, Anshul Satsangi, Joe Sheen and Billy Kyle had relinquished Matthew and Jesse to the U19s cause.
In winning the U16 final they arguably achieved even more with victories over Northampton Boys School, Gloucester Crypt, Dr Challenors from Amersham and Holt Lozells.
n Matthew, Jack, Liam and Joe deserve special mention for going the entire day without losing any of their matches.
All the boys are members of Rugby Table Tennis Club.
Daventry & District League
Rugby A started their defence of the division one title with a 6-4 win over Rugby Junior A. A hat-trick from Ben Holvey with a brace from Peter Moffatt, plus the doubles together, for the A team. Liam Victoros grabbed two for the juniors with Ben Meakin and Dan Ricks one apiece.
Rugby B started what could be a tough first season in the top flight, with a 3-7 loss at Barby.
Marion Dixon with two and a single from Dave Massie scored their points. In the second division Rugby Junior B drew with West Haddon A; Anshul Satsangi was man of the match with a hat-trick and Sam Ricks added a brace.
Newly promoted Rugby D had a baptism of fire against relegated Barby-Norton, with only a Steve Cook single in their 9-1 defeat.
Rugby C and Rugby Junior C were the highest achievers in the third division. The C team beat Barby-Mixed 8-2; Mark Wilson won his three with both Baga Singh and Graham Harvey winning two. Mark and Graham teamed up to win the doubles.
Junior C won 7-3 against Barby 70 with both Joe Sheen and Jake Lovell scoring hat-tricks and winning their doubles.
n Come along and try table tennis at Rugby Table Tennis Club’s sessions on Wednesdays from 7pm or Sundays from 10am.
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