DIVISION 1 WEEK 1 ROUND-UP
Published 30/09/2017 at 10:35:52 by David Wackrill.
Biao Wang is head and shoulders above the standard of even his nearest rivals in this Division, so full credit to Andy Smith who, incidentally, suggested this column, for taking him to 13-11 in the decider in this opening week. I can’t see anyone getting closer to the inscrutable penholder all season. St.Christopher Van Hire won the match 6-4 thanks to good support from Fabrice Spelta and Paul Haigh. A consolation brace apiece for MK Pumas' Andy & Julie Snowdon.
Title favourites Greenleys Warriors didn’t have maters all their own way against last year’s relegated Premier team MK Powers, who manages to take 2 sets from the match. The pick of these was Pete Tillotson’s win over Ollie Horswell. Hat-tricks here for Olan Gabriel and Ricky Taiwo and an MK debut to remember for Powers’ new girl. Clare Styles.
My MK Topspin side share top spot with Greenleys Eagles, as both team’s were 9-1 winners this week against the teams promoted from Division 2. Could be a long season ahead for both promotees. Topspin returned from Chackmore Hasbeens with all singles sets won thanks to Russell Penn, Mervyn Kelly and myself. Eagles eaqualled that score though whist fielding a Divionn 2 reserve in Christine Scaysbrook, who took her maximum alongside Geoff Calloway. So Eagles’ regular Barry Bishop wasn’t missed at all.
The same couldn’t be said for absent Woburn Sands topman James Molloy, whose Division 3 stand-in Dave Thomas failed to score against MK Phoenix, who ran out 8-2 winners. A hat-trick here for Carl Furness with braces logged by Alan Bolding, Gerald Ridgway and, for Data, Rob McPheat.
Player of the week is Christine Scaysbrook.