Ryde A have demonstrated their dominance in the Isle of Wight Table Tennis Division 1 league at the halfway point with an emphatic 9-1 victory over Shanklin Sharks, pushing them down into third place.
The Ryde A team look unstoppable with Alex Rorke and Scott Lawson both on 100% win averages. Only Shanklin’s Don Hobbs scored a win against Ryde’s Glenn Morley.
Ryde Royals moved into second place after an easy 8-2 victory over Havenstreet Sleepers. Whilst Ryde’s Hugh Idle continued his winning ways with 3 victories, teammates Ricky Lock and David Batten could not get the better of Havenstreet’s Ollie Staniforth. Lock and Batten won a close fought doubles against Staniforth and Darol Wilson to finish the match in style.
Match of the week was between Ryde Raiders and Newport Vics B. Ryde’s Martin Johnstone played 2 5-set thrillers against siblings Anna and Sean Joyce only to lose them both in the final set. Johnstone’s teammate Timothy Giles was on top form as he won all 3 of his matches, although Sean gave him a hard fight.
Ryde’s Mike Prior played a nail-biting 5-setter against Michael Joyce and again lost out in the final set. Johnstone and Giles won the doubles against Sean and Anna and the match ended in a draw.
Freshwater’s new signing Lawrence Fo is proving a force to be reckoned with as he won two matches against Rookley A, beating Rookley’s number one Carl Rye in five sets, and with Fo’s team mates Rob Warren and John Linington winning a thrilling doubles, the match ended 7-3 to Freshwater.
Ryde Red Kites beat Ryde Raptors 6-4 in an exciting match which went on long into the night, culminating in a five set doubles between the Raptor’s Spike Hughes and Trevor Jones and the Red Kites Tim Wakeley and Manfred Gelhard. The Red Kites took the final set to win the match 6-4.
St Lawrence Lizards had an exciting match against Ryde Rustics, winning 6-4 after a strong doubles victory to take them to the top of the table, but on the same points as Ryde Revellers.
Despite the 9-1 scoreline to Newport Vics E in their match against Wootton Wombles, there were a number of closely fought matches. Player of the match was Newport’s Richard Jackson who won all of his games with ease.
|Ryde Raiders||5||Newport Vics B||5|
|Ryde Royals||8||Havenstreet Sleepers||2|
|Shanklin Sharks||1||Ryde A||9|
|Havenstreet Locos||7||Shanklin B||3|
|Ryde Rascals||3||Newport Vics C||7|
|Ryde Raptors||4||Ryde Red Kites||6|
|Freshwater A||8||Rookley A||2|
|St Lawrence Lizards||6||Ryde Rustics||4|
|Wootton Wombles||1||Newport Vics E||9|
Division 1 Table at halfway point of League