Taylor excels against leaders

Nathan Taylor was in outstanding form.
Nathan Taylor was in outstanding form.

Captain Nathan Taylor gave an excellent display for Knottingley A in a 7-3 defeat against Castleford, Pontefract and District Table Tennnis League leaders YMCA A.

Taylor, who had previously not played against YMCA A this season due to his commitments in other leagues, enhanced his growing reputation by beating three of the league’s top players.

He is currently in fourth place in the league’s averages.

He beat Rob Connell convincingly over three sets, Peter Hugill over five hard fought sets and Steve Morris over five sets.

Taylor’s father Steve was unable to add to Knottingley’s score, losing to Morris and Connell over three sets and Hugill over four.

Knottingley’s Dave Page found the opposition too strong, losing all his games over three sets.

Hugill and Connell beat Nathan and Steve Taylor in the doubles.

C Station A drew 5-5 with Knottingley C.

C Station captain Keith Lumb beat Neil Cooper over three sets but he lost to Neil’s brother Dave over four sets in a reverse of their previous meeting.

Lumb defeated veteran Marcus Hookham over five very close sets.

Hookham also lost over five sets to Andy Adams who recovered from two sets down.

Adams lost to both Neil and Dave Cooper.

C Station’s Richard Fry defeated Neil Cooper over four close sets and Hookham over three but he lost to Dave Cooper over four.

The Coopers came out onto top in five sets against Lumb and Fry in the doubles to earn Knottingley C a draw.