TABLE TENNIS: Fluffy Toys on the brink
Although they can mathematically be caught, they would have to lose their next five matches – and they’ve won all 10 of their outings so far this season.
Their first win came against club colleagues The Roosters, who had yet to win a game so far this season, and the Fluffy Toys racked up a 9-1 win.
Richard Wesley maintained his 100 per cent record as he registered a comfortable hat-trick, while captain Steve Walker also won three games.
The only joy for The Roosters came in the shape of Rick Harris who managed a five-set win over Peter Cowburn.
The Fluffy Toys continued their relentless charge towards the title with an 8-2 win over Stanley Street A, with both Richard Wesley and Steve Fox winning their three games before Tom Wesley added a further two wins.
The only singles success for the Street came when Peter Eyre beat Tom Wesley in straight sets, but they did manage to win a doubles match when Eyre and Alex Millward teamed up to defeat Wesley and Fox.
The Roosters managed to win their first match of the season albeit against a depleted Ryton Park Adders side, who had to play Alex Olliffe up from Division Two .
Tom McIntosh was the man in form for The Roosters as he comfortably beat Adders trio Olliffe, Brain Allen and Matt Lemon.
He was well supported by Dave Gascoyne who beat both Olliffe and Allen, before being beat by Lemon who also went on to beat Steve Johnson.
And despite Allen adding a further win over Johnson it wasn’t enough to stop the Roosters running out 7-3 win.
Global Marble A continued their recent good run in their match with MBE, who despite having Mark Stanfield bang in form, couldn’t stop Marble from registering a 7-3 win to go second in the table.
Despite Stanfield’s impressive hat-trick, all three Marble players in Steve Lyon, Kartik Lakhani and Kalpesh Bhatt managed to beat the remaining two MBE players Andrew Cave and Dave Marsh, before Lyons and Bhatt teamed up to take the doubles to cement their 7-3 win.
Global Marbles B team have also started to run into some form and have started to creep up the Division Two table .
They won two games in two nights against different DTH Redlands Teams.
First up were X-Youth who were once again on the wrong end of a 6-4 scoreline.
Rob Vaughan led the way for Marble with a hard fought hat-trick and was well supported by Richard Robinson who added a further two wins before losing out to Jeff Reay.
Steve Elkin completed the scoring for Marble with a solo win over Clive Eden, with Eden and Reay winning the doubles against Elkin and Vaughan.
The night after proved to be no different for Vaughan as he once again remained unbeaten against a Joggers side who at one stage in the season looked like they could offer a real challenge to leaders Stanley Street B.
Dilip Malkan added two wins for Marble before Ewan Pickersgill chipped in with a solo effort.
The scorers for Joggers were Dennis Learad, with two, and Matthew Mudd, with Lewis Comley surprisingly going home empty handed.
Vaughan and Pickersgill then teamed up to win the doubles against Mudd and Comley.
Other Division Two Results: Manton Sports 0 Manton Tigers 10, Stanley Street ‘B’ 6 Ryton Park Eagles 4.
Division Three Result: DTH Redlands Rookies 4 Stanley Street Cypriots 6.
MBE Trophy Results: Ryton Park Cougars 432 Stanley Street ‘C’ 482, Stanley Street Cypriots 494 Stanley Street Rascals 439.
All the results from last Sunday’s Closed Championships can now be found on the Championships page on the leagues website - report in next week’s Guardian.