Lee and Olliffe form the perfect pair


ANDY Lee and Alex Olliffe have won the DTH Senior Doubles competition after a fabulous night of table tennis at Ryton Park.

Lee and Olliffe, who were paired together on the night after the seedings had been completed, remained unbeaten in the group stages and reached the semi-finals by comfortably topping Group B ahead of runners-up Peter Eyre and Mark Bloomer, who also joined them in the semi finals.

In Group A it was a much tighter affair and although Terry Curran and Jeff Reay won all of their group games they only just managed to pip Steve Elkin and Clive Eden by two points to win the group.

Both semi finals were close affairs with Curran and Reay beating Eyre and Bloomer 31-29 to book their place in the final, where Lee and Olliffe awaited after edging Elkin and Eden 31-28.

The final was played over the best of three games with Lee and Olliffe taking the first 21-17.

In the second Lee and Olliffe took a big early lead and never looked like squandering it, winning 21-13 to clinch the title which for Lee was an especially sweet moment after losing in four previous finals.


BOTH Divisions Two and Three have runaway leaders who seem odds on to become champions.

Stanley Street A made it nine wins out of nine with their 9-1 victory over Manton Tigers.

For the Street Peter Eyre remains unbeaten this season and has won 24 games out of 24.

Yet another hat-trick was to follow as he beat Bill Bateman, Paul Allison and Dave Bownes.

Alex Millward also won all three. with the Tigers’ only joy coming when Allison beat Paul Linfield in five sets.

Ryton Park Eagles played two matches on one night, beating Manton Sports 9-1 but losing to DTH Redlands Red Bulls 8-2.

Division Two results: Stanley Street B 3 DTH Redlands Geriatrics 7, DTH Redlands Morris Men 3 DTH Redlands Red Bulls 7.


DIVISION Three leaders DTH Redlands X-Youth look unstoppable.

Their latest success came against Centre For Sport who went down 10-0 with hat-tricks for Jeff Reay, Mark Bloomer and Matt Turner.

Reay and Turner teamed up to take the doubles.

Two of the teams chasing X-Youth both won to keep the pressure on the leaders, DTH Redlands Tarr Babies beat Ryton Park Dragons 10-0 and DTH Redlands Rookies overcame club colleagues the Allsorts 8-2.


DIVISION One defending champions DTH Redlands Fluffy Toys aren’t finding things easy due to player injuries and could only field two players against DTH Redlands Roosters.

Despite having to start 3-0 down they fought back to gain an unlikely draw with Steve Walker winning all his three games, Steve Fox chipped in with one and the two of them paired up to win the doubles.

For the Roosters Ernest Mpundu and Phil Beresford won.

Result: DTH Redlands Joggers 2 Global Marble 8.