THE Reading and District season got under way last week with seven teams entered from Sonning Common and
THE Reading and District season got under way last week with seven teams entered from Sonning Common and Peppard table tennis club.
The A team’s match in Division 1 was postponed but the B team were in action in the same division. Nigel Maltby picked up two wins over Lisa Williams and Andy Parker, Paul Jarvis also beat Williams as they held Kingfisher C to 3-3 half way. The Kingfisher team finished strongly and despite a great effort from Tim Raby when only just losing out to Lisa, the team eventually lost 7-3.
There was better fortune for the C team in Division 2 as they beat Tilehurst Methodists A 7-3, Matt Stone with a treble, while both Brian Meheux and Jonathan Abbott won twice.
In Division 4 the D team picked up a fine opening 6-4 win against Tidmarsh D with new recruit Alan Mollet, Derek Wavell and Anthony Reeves all contributing.
The G team of mainly youngsters just failed to grab a point as they lost 6-4 at Springfield C, Phil Turton with two while Thomas Perkins and Joseph Barraclough both earned debut singles victories.