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Elstow could field only two players as it entertained top of the table Revolution A. Despite this two points were secured as Tom Nowakowski beat Keith McConnell and teamed up with John Simms to beat Keith and Dave Beddall in the doubles. Dave had earlier beaten Tom in a closely fought five sets just holding on to take the decider 11-8. Steve Silk won all his three singles.

Revolution B picked up an excellent 6-4 win as it hosted St Neots B. Team Captain, Ian Baldock secured his maiden hat trick in Division One including an excellent win against Mick Gaunt. He was stretched all the way by Rob Adamson needing a decider which he won 11-6. Henry Simmons bagged a brace although he was taken to five sets by Dan Bullen and Owen Hewitt secured a victory against Rob. Mick won his other two singles for St Neots and Dan beat Owen three sets to one.

Phoenix A secured a home win against Marston with a brace each for Mark Conway and Graham Green. Alan Walden playing up beat Mo Duncan and only went down in the fifth set against Gerald Ridgway. Dave Wackrill picked up his hat-trick for Marston. Green and Conway secured the win in the doubles against Wackrill and Ridgway.

Report by Dave Beddall
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All the quarter final results have now been published for the Smith Cup and Plate competitions. A huge 'thank you' to Dave Thomas, Fixture Secretary, who has put in a huge amount of work to come up with individual handicaps for this season's competitions. I'm sure everyone must agree almost all the matches have been close affairs which could have gone either way on the night.
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Elstow A kicked off the week with a visit to Marston and left with an 8-2 victory. Ed Simms and Tom Nowakowski secured their hat-tricks then teamed up to take the doubles. John Simms beat Mo Duncan whilst Dave Wackrill and Gerald Ridgway both picked up their singles against John. The Revolution teams met in the last local derby of the season although the B team could only field two players. Henry Simmons picked up an excellent win against John Alsop winning in four sets. Keith McConnell and Olivier Autin won their singles as the A team maintained top position with a 9-1 win. St Neots A kept up its chase and picked up one point on the leaders with a perfect ten against Phoenix A. Zach Martillo was pushed all the way to a deciding set by Nav Kundra and the evening ended with a doubles victory in the fifth set 11-7 for Dan Fielding and Shaun Murray. Finally, St Neots B had its best win of the season with a clean sweep for Jimmy Walsh, Mick Gaunt and Rob Adamson. Rob was taken to a decider by both Richard Steele and Tim Bliss.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A started the week off with a perfect ten for Olivier Autin, John Alsop and debutante Ismaila Akindiya. John was pushed all the way before overcoming Sarah Hudson 11-9 in the decider. Meanwhile St Neots A dropped a point in beating two man Elstow A 9-1 as Tom Nowakowski beat Colin Luscombe in straight sets. Shaun Murray and Dan Fielding won all of their singles. Biggleswade came out victors by the same scoreline against Revolution B as Nick Hart and Tim Bliss secured hat-tricks. Owen Hewett and Ian Baldock both beat Harvey Cross to score points for Revolution. This week's final match saw St Neots B win 7-3 at Phoenix A. Mick Gaunt picked up his hat-trick and Rob Adamson bagged a brace. Dan Bullen picked up a straight sets win against John Craddock who was playing up. Nav Kundra secured a brace for Phoenix as he beat Dan and Rob. Mark Conway won the third point for Phoenix beating Dan 11-9 in the fifth.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Marston hosted Revolution B to get this week underway and the visitors left with a 9-1 victory thanks to hat tricks for Henry Simmons and Steve Silk. John Hughes beat Ian Baldock to pick up Marstonís point. Elstow A secured an 8-2 win against two man St Neots B as Ed Simms and Tom Nowakowski secured their singles. Richard Bellamy and Rob Adamson both beat John Simms to secure the points for St Neots although Richard was pushed all the way coming out victorious 13-11 in the decider. There was a clean sweep for Biggleswade at Phoenix A with only two games extending beyond a third set as Mark Conway took Harvey Cross to a decider and Nav Kundra did likewise against Tim Bliss. Nick Hart won all of his singles in straight sets. Revolution A extended its lead at the top thanks to a brace each for Roger Pyle and John Alsop whilst Sara Williams beat Colin Luscombe in the fifth set. Zach Martillo picked up an impressive win against Sara winning 11-9 in the decider and Dan Fielding secured his hat trick for St Neots A. Alsop and Pyle rounded off the win in the doubles with a victory against Martillo and Fielding.

Report by Dave Beddall
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The New Year kicked off with Revolution B hosting bottom of the table Phoenix A. The visiting team got its second half of the season off to a flying start with a 7-3 win thanks to a hat trick for Graham Green and a brace each for Mark Conway and Nav Kundra playing his first match for some weeks. Henry Simmons picked up a win in his singles against both Mark and Nav then teamed up with Owen Hewett to beat Kundra and Conway in the doubles in the deciding set. St Neots A picked up a perfect 10 against Marston although Shaun Murray was taken to a fifth set by Dave Wackrill. Dan Fielding and Zac Martillo won all of their singles in straight sets. Biggleswade hosted Elstow A and secured a 9-1 win with hat tricks for Nick Hart and Richard Steele. Tim Bliss bagged a brace and only narrowly failed to secure his hat trick losing in the fifth to Tom Nowakowski. In the final match of the week, Revolution A won its nine singles only to fall at the final hurdle as Dave Beddall and John Alsop were beaten in the doubles by Mick Gaunt and Rob Adamson. The match of the night was between Dave and Mick which swung like a pendulum throughout until Dave finally secured the win 12-10 in the decider. There is now one point separating Revolution A at the top from St Neots A in second place.

Report by Dave Beddall
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The final round of matches before Christmas has left things very tight at the top. Defending champions, Revolution A found itself 2-0 down at home to Biggleswade on Monday as Nick Hart beat John Alsop and Richard Steele beat Dave Beddall. The hosts responded by winning all eight of the remaining games including a hat-trick for Keith McConnell. It wasnít all one way traffic however as both Keith and Dave had to come back from two sets down to beat Hart. St Neots A dropped three points at home to Revolution B as Steve Silk beat Shaun Murray and Dave Rowell. He narrowly lost 12-10 in the fifth to Dan Fielding who in denying Steve his hat-trick picked up one for himself. Henry Simmons secured the third point for Revolution with an excellent win 11-9 in the fifth against Rowell. These results leave Revolution A two points ahead of St Neots A as the league breaks for Christmas and New Year. St Neots B picked up a 7-3 win at Marston as Zach Martillo secured a hat-trick, Rob Adamson a brace and Richard Bellamy a singleton. Sarah Hudson bagged a brace for Marston and Gerald Ridgway beat Bellamy. Adamson and Bellamy beat Ridgway and Hudson in the doubles. Finally, Elstow A soundly beat two man Phoenix 9-1 although Tom Nowakowski needed a fifth set to beat Mark Conway who in turn beat John Simms in the decider. Graham Green led Simms by two sets to one however Simms fought back to win 11-6 in the final game.


Report by Dave Beddall
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With one round of matches to go before the Christmas break things couldnít be tighter at the top as Revolution A lead St Neots A by a single point. Its 10-0 victory at Phoenix was largely due to the home team only being able to field Mark Conway with other players either out of the country or injured. St Neots A beat the B team 7-3 with Dan Fielding securing a hat trick which included an excellent win against Jimmy Walsh. Jimmy picked up a brace for the B team with wins against Shaun Murray and Dave Rowell. The third point was gained in a doubles win for Mick Gaunt and Rob Adamson against Murray and Rowell. Biggleswade fielding Tim Bliss, Nick Hart and Richard Steele resoundingly beat Marston 9-1. Marstonís point was gained by Dave Wackrill beating Richard. Elstow A were the other victors this week beating Revolution B 7-3. John Simms starred picking up his hat trick despite Owen Hewett taking him to a deciding set. Henry Simmons beat Tom Nowakowski 11-8 in the fifth set to pick up a valuable point for Revolution. New signing Bartlomei Piesio beat Ian Bladock and Simms and Nowakowski finished the match as doubles victors against Simmons and Hewett.


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Revolution A dropped its first point in three weeks as John Alsop and Steve Silk suffered a narrow doubles defeat 11-8 in the fifth against John Simms and Tom Nowakowski. Alsop was stretched all the way by John Simms although convincingly won the last two sets 11-3, 11-2. Match result 9-1. This result enabled Revolution to close the gap to two points at the top of the table as St Neots A could only field two players for its match with Biggleswade which ended in a draw. Dave Tiplady was undoubtedly Player of the Match as he won all three of his singles against Nick Hart, Tim Bliss and Richard Steele. Richard pushed him all the way as Dave secured his win 12-10 in the deciding set. Richard Bellamy had an excellent win against Richard by three sets to one and then teamed up with Tiplady to beat Steele and Hart in the fifth set of the doubles 11-8. Marston secured its second victory of the season 6-4 against Phoenix as Dave Wackrill and Gerald Ridgway picked up hat tricks whilst Mo Duncan succumbed in straight sets to Mark Conway, Alan Walden and Graham Green in his singles' matches. Conway and Green pipped Wackrill and Ridgway in the doubles with a fifth set win. Finally this week Revolution B picked up a convincing win at St Neots B 8-2. John Alsop secured his hat trick as did Owen Hewett after a battle with Rob Adamson who he beat 12-10 in the deciding set. Rob and Zac Martillo both beat Ian Baldock who picked up a win against Dan Bullen.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A hit maximum points for the second week in a row to maintain pressure on St Neots A. Hat tricks for Steve Silk, Olivier Autin and Dave Beddall secured the points against the B team. St Neots A were not to be outdone by the league champions and impressively secured a 10-0 win against Phoenix A without dropping a single set all evening. St Neots B fielded a strong side at Biggleswade and left with a 7-3 win thanks to hat tricks for Jimmy Walsh and Mick Gaunt. Tim Bliss, Nick Hart and Harvey Cross all beat Rob Adamson to pick up Biggleswadeís points. Elstow A, comprising Tom Nowakowski, Kevin Copperwheat and John Simms were the third team this week to bag maximum points against Marston although Kevin was taken to a deciding set by Gerald Ridgway.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A picked up maximum points at Marston on Monday with Sara Williams, Roger Pyle and Dave Beddall all bagging their hat tricks. The match of the night was Sarah Hudson taking on Dave who managed to hold on for an 11-9 win in the fifth. Biggleswade were the second away team to secure an emphatic win at Revolution B. Nick Hart completed his hat trick, Tim Bliss was beaten in a deciding set by Ian Baldock and Henry Simmons secured an excellent victory over Richard Steele in straight sets. Baldock and Simmons demonstrated an excellent fighting spirit before finally succumbing 11-8 in the fifth to Steele and Hart. Phoenix A picked up its first win of the season at St Neots B. Geoff Saunders playing up from the B team bagged a brace as did Graham Green who won in straight sets against Richard Bellamy and Dan Bullen. Mark Conway also beat Dan. Victory was wrapped up as Green and Conway beat Bellamy and Adamson 11-8 in the fifth set of the doubles. St Neots A strengthened its hold on top spot with a perfect ten against two man Elstow.

Report by Dave Beddall
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The draw for the First Round Smith Cup Matches has now been made as follows (home team first) and Division in brackets:

Phoenix A (1) v Elstow C (3)
Stevington A (2) v Southill E (5)
Phoenix D (4) v St Neots D (2)
Biggleswade (1) v Southill D (4)
Kempston BB (4) v Revolution E (5)
Revolution B (1) v BCTTC A (2)
Elstow F (5) v Stevington B (3)
Phoenix C (3) v Marston (1)
Elstow D (4) v Revolution F (5)
Revolution D (5) v BCTTC C (3)
Revolution C (3) v Elstow B (2)
Southill A (2) v Revolution A (1)
Southill B (3) v Elstow E (4)

Individual player handicaps will be published on the website during the week commencing 23rd November.
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St Neots A strengthened its hold of top spot beating Revolution A 7-3. Shaun Murray is still unbeaten this season and Dan Fielding slipped to only his second defeat of the season against Sara Williams making her debut for Revolution. The match went to five sets and Sara managed to hold on to secure victory 14-12. Sara picked up a second singles win on the night with a convincing straight sets win against the experienced Dave Tiplady 11-5, 11-4, 11-3. Olivier Autin also beat Dave to secure Revolutionís third point.

Revolution B hosted Marston and narrowly lost to the visitors. Ian Baldock bagged a brace for Revolution and both Owen Hewett and Henry Simmons beat Mo Duncan. Dave Wackrill secured his hat trick for Marston and Gerald Ridgway a brace both won in the deciding set. Martsonís win was confirmed as Wackrill and Ridgway won a five set doubleís match beating Baldock and Hewett.

St Neots B soundly beat Elstow A who only fielded two players. Zac Martillo beat Tom Nowakowski in a deciding set as did Mick Gaunt who also beat John Simms. John beat Zac and Tom saw off Rob Adamson. Gaunt & Adamson were victorious in the doubles against Nowakowski and Simms.

Biggleswade secured an emphatic 9-1 win against bottom side Phoenix A with hat-tricks for Tim Bliss, Richard Steele and Nick Hart. Graham Green and Mark Conway picked up the point for Phoenix with a good doubles win against Hart and Steele.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A started the week with a 6-4 victory against St Neots B. The visitors had Jimmy Walsh, a highly ranked Veteran from Hertfordshire, to thank for the bulk of their points as he picked up a hat trick on his seasonís debut. Jimmy also teamed up with Rob Adamson to take the doubles against John Alsop and Dave Beddall. John and Dave along with Olivier Autin all bagged a brace to secure Revolutionís win.

Monday nightís other match saw St Neots A take over as league leaders with a perfect 10 at Marston. Shaun Murray maintained his 100% record and Dan Fielding and Colin Luscombe secured their hat tricks. Only two matches exceeded a third set confirming St Neots superiority.

Elstow A picked up a good win as they hosted Biggleswade. Tom Nowakowski and Kevin Copperwheat picked up maximums although Tom needed a fifth set to see off Richard Steele. Richard picked up a singles win against John Simms as did Harvey Cross. John overcame Tim Bliss in three very close sets. Elstow rounded off the evening with victory in the doubles for Simms and Copperwheat.

Report by Dave Beddall
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Revolution A maintain top spot with a 7-3 victory at Biggleswade. Nick Hart played some outstanding table tennis to pick up his hat trick for the hosts although he was made to battle hard as Keith McConnell narrowly lost to him 15-13 in the fifth. Keith was involved in another five set match as he finally saw off Tim Bliss 11-6.

St Neots A narrowed the gap at the top to two points as they beat Revolution B 8-2. Shaun Murray and Dan Fielding secured their hat tricks and Richard Bellamy beat Ian Baldock. Owen Hewitt and Henry Simmons both beat Richard to secure Revolutionís points.

Elstow A managed to win by the same margin at Phoenix with Tom Nowakowski and Ed Simms scoring maximums. John Simms beat Tim Thomas. Graham Green and Mark Conway were victorious against John.

Finally this week St Neots B secured a 7-3 home win over Marston. Mick Gaunt was able to claim Player of the Match thanks to an exciting 15-13 victory in the deciding set against Sarah Hudson. Sarah won her other two singles so also enjoyed a very successful evening. Marstonís third point was picked up by John Hughes who beat Dan Bullen in straight sets. Rob Adamson bagged a brace for St Neots and Dan beat Mo Duncan. Adamson and Gaunt completed the win with a doubles success against Duncan and Hudson.

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