Table Tennis: Double triumph keeps Coneysthorpe side in pole position

York RI’s Mick Wilcockson

York RI’s Mick Wilcockson

First published in Sport

IT WAS business as usual at the top of division one in the York & District Table Tennis League.

Leaders Coneysthorpe ‘A’ blitzed York RI ‘B’ 10-0 and then went on to beat Bootham ‘A’ 8-2. Martin Lowe was unbeaten in both matches.

Jon Wooldridge played well for Bootham, contributing both of their wins, including the prized scalp of Ashley Hodgson. He backed that up with a treble in an important 7-3 win over bottom side York RI ‘C’.

Second-placed York RI ‘A’ kept their title hopes alive with a 9-1 victory over Holgate ‘A’, Mick Wilcockson and Paul Robertson unbeaten.

Coneysthorpe ‘B’ whitewashed University ‘A’ 10-0.

In division two, John Temple and Dave Quinlan each picked up two wins and teamed up to win the deciding doubles for Bootham ‘D’ in a surprise 6-4 defeat of York RI ‘E’.

Pat Swindell claimed three superb wins as he helped his York RI ‘D’ to a 5-5 draw with Bootham ‘B’, while Ian Williams was the key man for Shepherds ‘B’ in a tight 6-4 defeat of their ‘C’ team.

Mike Robinson was the star for Tramways as they picked up a valuable win over Shepherds ‘D’ and youngster Nathan Taylor was on top form as second-placed Shepherds ‘A’ beat Bootham ‘C’ 7-3.

Holgate ‘B’ remain top, showing no mercy to their ‘C’ team in a 10-0 whitewash.

University ‘B’ are back on top of division three following a 7-3 win over BT ‘B’, with Bootham ‘E’ moving into second place after a 7-3 defeat of Holgate ‘D’.

York RI ‘F’ remain in promotion contention with a good 8-2 victory over BT ‘A’. Lewis McCarthy and David Dunn were too good for BT.

Matt Ayres and Rich Collyer inspired Bootham ‘F’ to a 7-3 defeat of York RI ‘G’.

Burnholme ‘B’ remain on top of division four after three wins from Terry Ruane in an 8-2 thrashing of Wigginton & Haxby 8-2.

In second place, unbeaten York RI ‘H’ had Paul Greenwood to thank for salvaging a draw against University ‘C’.

Tom Lines kept his Holgate ‘E’ in the promotion hunt with three wins in a 7-3 defeat of Bootham ‘G’ and veteran Mike Belton was too good for York RI ‘I’ in a comfortable 8-2 win for his Crescent ‘F’ side.

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