Thrilling matches in Gainsborough Table Tennis League

Gainsborough Table Tennis league, pictured is Mark Ayris (G130212-6v)
Gainsborough Table Tennis league, pictured is Mark Ayris (G130212-6v)

Week three of the Gainsborough and District Table Tennis League season threw up some thrilling matches that went right to the wire.

The Dynamo were in action this week, drawing 5-5 against the Chunky Monkeys.

A tight match between Kieran Crawford and Harry Tomlinson concluded in the latter edging the fifth set.

The Dynamics won their first match in the top flight for a long time by beating a two man Beacons .

Mark Ayris was victorious in all his matches to win the game for the Dynamics, 6-4.

The remaining game in the first division saw the Bulldogs losing 7-3 to the Aardvarks.

The Aardvarks had their new signing John Malone playing and he had a dream start, winning all three.

It was a 5-5 draw in the Division Two clash between the Challengers and the Knights, with the Knights’ new signing David Barber showing a strong performance.

He secured a hat-trick from his games.

The Batmen scraped through with a 6-4 victory over the Eagles, courtesy of Tom Lovely who won his three matches and teamed with Ken Eliot to win the doubles.

Division One: Bulldogs 3 (P. Rogers 1, K Hutson 2) Aardvarks 7 (C Mitchell 2, J Malone 3, J Wynne 1, doubles); Dynamics 6 (N Clayton 1, M Ayris 2, 3 by default) Beacons 4 (W Kingston 1, D Brumpton 2, doubles); Dynamos 5 (M Harris 2, J Gazeley 2, K doubles) Chunky Monkeys 5 (S Johnson 1, P Johnson 3, H Tomlinson 1)

Division Two: Blues Challengers 5 (S Edwards 2, M Sanderson 2, Doubles) Knights 5 (D Barber 3, D Wass 1, B Hodgson); GYM Batmen 6 (T Lovely 3, K Eliot 1, Josh Croft 1, Doubles) Eagles 4 (J Longstaff 2, E Neal 2); Wizards 1 (K Birkett 1) Kestrels 9 (D Mason 3, R Bunton 3, B Reed 2, Doubles).