THE top-of-the-table clash in division one of the NEDL York and District Table Tennis League between Coneysthorpe ‘A’ and leaders Sessions ‘A’ ended in a stalemate.

Coneysthorpe’s Martin Lowe remained undefeated after winning his tussle with Richard Moss.

After losing the opening game 11-9, he won the next three 11-2, 11-3, 11-5 to join Moss at the top of the averages.

The pair boasted identical records as they went into this weekend’s York Closed Championships at York RI.

Despite three wins from Paul Robertson, second-placed Railway ‘A’ were held to a draw by Holgate ‘A’.

Robertson and Richard Crowther then helped them to an 8-2 win against Holgate ‘B’.

Holgate ‘B’ also lost 8-2 to Coneysthorpe ‘B’, who were indebted to Paul Cresswell.

Jan Natolski helped University ‘A’ to a draw with Coneysthorpe ‘B’.

Thanks to three wins from Keith Webster and Dave Simpson, Shepherds ‘A’ thumped Bootham ‘B’ to extend their lead at the top of division two.

Bootham’s Jimmy Mills lost two matches in the final game, but picked up a memorable win over Dave Lamb as a close final game proved decisive.

In-form John Eastwood was well supported by Bob Young as Holgate ‘D’ slammed bottom club Shepherds ‘C’ 9-1.

They then held second-placed Railway ‘C’ to a draw.

Rich McCarthy won his singles but Railway ‘C’ had to settle for another draw with Holgate ‘C’.

NEDL/Bootham maintained their lead at the top of division three, although they relied on three wins from Nigel Reeson to edge out Bootham ‘D’.

Another Reeson maximum saw them to an 8-2 win over Railway ‘D’, who went down 7-3 to second-placed Bootham ‘C’, for whom Rich Harrison was undefeated.

Veteran Brian Milner led BT ‘B’ to an 8-2 win over Sessions ‘C’, but they then went down 6-4 to University ‘B’.

In division four, Keith Hood and John Orchard were unbeaten as Holgate ‘G’ overcame Railway ‘F’ 7-3.