No let up as Waters run clear at the top

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The Hemel Hempstead Table Tennis League is back in full swing.

In the opening round of matches following the winter break, league leaders Waters I beat club-mates Waters A 8-2, with Gary Keers leading the way with a maximum.

The team followed that up with another convincing victory as they saw off Waters B 10-0.

Second-placed Adeyfield I, meanwhile, picked up an impressive 10-0 win at Row, with Mark York, Mike Boardman and John Fox all recording maximums.

Row then bounced back with an 8-2 win over Flamstead I, with Richard Anderson winning his three clashes.

Elsewhere, Adeyfield A beat Waters B 8-2 with Les Leech and Martin Johnson doing the damage.

Adeyfield then lost 6-4 to Tring despite Johnson bagging a maximum for the losing side.

In the meantime, Waters A triumphed 7-3 over Flamstead I, with Ken Stonebridge winning his three games.

One of the only two matches in Division Two, meanwhile, saw Waters C beat Adeyfield B 6-4 with Ian Thomas helping himself to a maximum for the winners.

In the other Division Two contest, KLCC I overcame Northchurch I 6-4, despite the best efforts of Northchurch’s Graham Perkins.

In Division Three, table-toppers Highfield maintained their 100 per cent record courtesy of a 7-3 win over Flamstead C. Barry Dixon bagged a maximum.

Second-placed Adeyfield C edged to a narrow 6-4 win over KLCC A, while McAlpines A saw off Northchurch A 8-2 as Xin Wang won all three of his games.

Northchurch also lost 8-2 to Flamstead C as Phil Oswin fired his way to a maximum.

Elsewhere, St Georges picked up a 9-1 victory over Waters D, with Mike Brozicevic and Tim Boyall winning their matches.

St Georges were then held to a 5-5 draw at Flamstead C before losing 6-4 to McAlpines A as Wang again took a maximum.