Joint pacesetters retain unbeaten records

YMCA A and YMCA B are joint leaders.
YMCA A and YMCA B are joint leaders.

Joint leaders YMCA A and YMCA B maintained their unbeaten records in Castleford, Pontefract and District Table Tennis League.

YMCA A defeated YMCA C 6-4. For the A team Alan Hanson, the league’s elder statesman, showed good form in beating Daniel Ferguson and Paul Morris over four sets but he lost to Guy Rothery.

Rob Connell managed only one win over Paul Morris, while team captain Peter Hugill beat Ferguson over four and Morris over three, but lost a close match in three sets to Rothery who was unbeaten in singles. However in the doubles Connell and Hugill beat Rothery and Ferguson over four.

YMCA B beat bottom team C Station B 9-1.

Carl Keegan defeated Keith Lumb but lost to his son Richard in the fifth set. Carl beat Rob White over three.

Carl’s father John Keegan and Mark Cambridge both overcame all their opponents in three sets.

Carl Keegan and Cambridge won the doubles.

Knottingley B lost 9-1 to Knottingley A. Dave Cooper for the B team,lost over four to Alan Yip and over three to Tim Cordon, However, he managed his team’s only win by beating Paul Meason narrowly over five sets.

Dave’s brother Neil lost his three games narrowly over three. Bob McNaught lost to Yip and Meason over three but went close against Cordon, losing in the fifth by two points. Yip and Cordon won the doubles.

YMCA D, fielding husband and wife Gordon and Margaret Cooper, together with Ian Instone, beat C Station A by 9-1.

Gordon Cooper and Instone both beat Andy Adams, Dave Tennant and junior player Joe Angel.

Margaret Cooper beat Tennant and Angel but lost to Adams narrowly over five sets.

Adams, who continues to show great improvement, lost to Instone in the fifth set.

The Coopers won the doubles.

YMCA C bagged their first win of the season in their fourth match by beating Knottingley B 8-2.

Paul Morris and junior player Bailey Pye each won three games.

Nigel Brook, returning after injury, lost convincingly in his first game to Dave Cooper over three sets.

He beat Bob McNaught over three, but lost to Neil Cooper in the fifth.

The wins for the Cooper brothers further indicated their mprovements in only their second season in league competition.

Although Dave Cooper lost his next two games, they were both narrow defeats.

In the doubles, Brook and Pye beat the Cooper brothers over four sets.