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Table tennis: Ryedale League round-up
1:53pm Wednesday 12th February 2014 in Sport
Ryedale ‘A’ kept pace with Ryedale League division one leaders Coneysthorpe ‘A’ thanks to an easy 9-1 win over second-bottom Ryedale ‘B’.
Amotherby ‘B’ joined Helmsley ‘A’ in third after an 8-2 win at bottom team Ryedale ‘C’.
The victory might have been even more emphatic but for injury to Andy Seed which prevented him from playing his final singles game.
Tom Needham and Gareth Bryning remained undefeated in the singles and teamed up to take the doubles in five sets.
Helmsley ‘A’s 8-2 win over Whitby saw Charlie Elliott drop only one set.
In division two, only two fixtures were completed, and Amotherby ‘C’ took full advantage of leaders Ryedale ‘D’s inactivity with an 8-2 defeat of Ryedale ‘E’.
The result took Amotherby to top spot by two points, albeit having played one game more than Ryedale.
Russell Grimshaw did well, winning all of his three singles.
Helmsley ‘B’ and Ryedale ‘F’ drew, Andrew Turner being the star of the night, dropping only one set in his three singles victories for Helmsley. Ryedale secured the draw with a four-set doubles win.
Division three leaders Ryedale ‘H’ took their singles victories this season past the 100 mark during their 10-0 victory over Amotherby ‘F’.
They are six points clear of Ryedale Laundry, who dropped points in their draw with FERA. Veteran George Davison starred for Laundry with his antique hard bat, winning his three singles.
Amotherby ‘E’ continued their good form with a 9-1 defeat of Drifters, Anthony Craven achieving the only singles win for Drifters.
Hutton-le-Hole ‘C’ beat Coneysthorpe ‘B’, and Westow achieved a creditable draw against third-placed Ryedale ‘G’.