In the penultimate week of the 2021/22 table tennis season, there were some close matches in Division 1 with Ryde Raiders involved in both. 

First, the Rivals met Ryde Royals, who were lying 3rd, 1 point above the Raiders in 4th. A long evening of close games ensued, with the Raider’s Timothy Giles player of the match, winning all 3, including a victory over Hugh Idle in 5 sets, with nothing to choose between the 2 players.

The Royal’s Conal Howell took Giles to 5 but was beaten easily in the final set, then had to play another close 5 set match against the Raider’s Mike Prior, winning this one 11-9 in the last set.  The match ended 6-4 to the Raiders after a highly competitive doubles, with Rorke and Giles overcoming Idle and teammate Ricky Lock in 5 sets.

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Later in the week, the Raiders were in action again against Newport Vics B who lie bottom of the table, yet with sterling performances from Newport’s Barry Joyce and Rob Warren, who won two singles each against Joseph Chapman and Mike Prior, the match result rested on the doubles. The Raiders’ Chapman and Timothy Giles got the better of Joyce and fellow player Michael Jose to take the game in 4 sets, and the match ended 6-4 to the Raiders.

Ryde A are back on top, with Shanklin Warriors in second and the Raiders have moved into 3rd place.

Division 1

Ryde  Raiders 6 Ryde Royals 4
Ryde Royals 7 Ryde Rivals 3
Ryde Raiders 6 Newport Vics B 4


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Rob Warren
Ryde Rangers and Undercliff Belters fought out the match of the week in Division 2, with the Ranger’s junior Ross Holme player of the match, winning all 3 of his games, including a 5-setter against the higher ranked Bryce Wilson. Holme’s teammate Nam-Viet Mai-Luong also took Wilson to 5 but ultimately lost the final set 11-8. With a doubles victory for the Rangers, they took the match 6-4.

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Havenstreet Locos head the table with Shanklin Skuas in second, 14 points adrift.

Division 2      

Havenstreet Locos 8 Ryde Red Kites 2
Ryde Rascals 9 St Lawrence Lizards 1
Ryde Rangers 6 Undercliff Belters 4
Shanklin Skuas 7 Ryde Relics 3

Newport Vics B were confirmed Division 3 Champions after their unexpected 9-1 victory over 2nd-placed Shorwell A, which leaves them 37 points ahead of Ryde Rustics, who have moved into 2nd place after their 7-3 victory over Ryde Rookies.

Division 3

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Shorwell A 1 Newport Vics C 9
Ryde  Regals 2 Ryde Rockets 8
Ryde Rookies 3 Ryde Rustics 7
Ryde Rockets 3 Newport Vics C 7

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