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Guildford Table Tennis League News Week 20

Published on: 6 Mar, 2020
Updated on: 6 Mar, 2020

By John Diggens

Week 20 of the Guildford Table Tennis League saw Bramley A, still with games in hand, leap to second place in Division Two with a superlative victory against middle of the table Godalming G by 9-1.

Peter Palmer, Ian Farley and Nick Gould certainly look set for higher things next season.

Vincent Quiambao saved face for Godalming with a single.

Linda Makepeace.

It was a good week for Bramley as the B side took out College Hill D 8-2 with Steve Cheeseman and Linda Makepeace taking all their singles plus the doubles.

Dick Nevitt weighed in with a point. As if this wasn’t enough for the village side, Division Three saw leaders Bramley D consolidated their position with a 7-3 win over Godalming K; Steve Mullins starred!

In the Premier Division, College Hill A eased any relegation problems with a resounding 10-0 win over bottom of the table Merrow C.

Adrian Sharp.

Graham Nutting, Gabriela Lee and Adrian Sharpe ruled supreme on the day.

Division Four saw College Hill F score a 7-3 victory against Woking D. Richard Abbey and Rick Clement were magnificent taking six points in a bravissimo performance.

In the big match of the day in the Guildford Junior League Merrow Hawks made a notable statement against Farnborough Lions with a commanding 4-1 win against tough opponents.

Jai Dhillon and Henry Evans won two singles each against the Kepa brothers, Kyle and Anton.

All matches were hard-fought 3-1 scorelines that went the Merrow boys’ way. The Lions were determined to get on the scoreboard, and they did with a tight 11-8 in the fifth victory in the doubles.

At this early stage, the most impressive record is that of Merrow Demons, who are yet to drop a match – or even an end!

Represented by Dan Godsill and Jack Liu, they won 5-0 against Oliver Sheen and Alborz Abutalebi of Farnborough Flames to go top of the table.

Due to it being half term, many players were away on holiday so Merrow’s Premier Division star, Max Flint, helpfully stepped in to prevent another GJL cancellation.

He won his two against Ashley Minoo and Alex Evans and then teamed up with Hamza El Sharkawy to win the doubles. Ashley and Alex reduced the deficit to 3-2 with a win each over Hamza.

Farnborough Fires notched up their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Ping Kings.

Joe Sparkes won his two over Thomas Alderton and Lucy Milner, who played well to take him into a decider, and then combined with Abhinav Suri to take the doubles.

Thomas got the Ping Kings on the scoreboard with a 3-0 win over Abhinav.

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