A match that includes three males’s singles winners is one thing of a collector’s piece, nevertheless it occurred within the Netts A versus Liberal A encounter within the Braintree Desk Tennis League.
Reigning champion Michael Andrews lined up alongside Paul Davison, whose final win got here in 2018, with Brandon Crouchman, winner in 2017, on the different finish of the desk.
Andrews confirmed why he is an effective guess to retain his title with a really snug 3-0 (11-3, 11-8, 11-6) win over Crouchman however Davison succumbed to his 2017 counterpart by nearly an identical scores (11-4, 11-8, 11-6).
Davison nearly got here a cropper towards Scott Dowsett, a males’s singles semi-finalist in 2016, however scraped house at 19-17 within the fifth recreation.
Crouchman, Dowsett and Zach Harrington all beat Joe Meleschko, leaving Netts with a 6-4 victory.
Netts’ B staff had a win by the identical rating over Rayne B, with Maria Boulton unbeaten.
The match between Black Notley’s A and B groups completed with the latter in cost, additionally by a 6-4 margin. Dan Anderson was unbeaten.
In division two, Notley D stole a march on Liberal C within the race for the runners-up medals. They beat Netts C 7-3 whereas Liberal misplaced to Rayne C by the identical rating.
Adam Clift bettered his brother for the primary time this season, profitable his three singles for Notley D, whereas Sean misplaced to Joe Meleschko. Liberal C had solely two gamers and it was Garry Fryatt who gained all three factors.
Third division gamers Matt and Jamie Brooks stuffed in for harm/illness-hit Notley F towards Notley C and each acquitted themselves admirably. Matt had an excellent win over Dave Parker whereas Jamie additionally beat Parker and stretched each Gordon Fairchild and Rev Matthews to the total 5 video games.
With the highest two in division three out of motion, Notley G took the chance to shut the hole with a 7-3 win over Netts E.
Again in his regular habitat, Jamie Brooks had little issue profitable his three singles, however Charles Calisin might be happy along with his win over Matt Brooks.
Netts E fall under Notley I, who had a 9-1 win over Rayne G, the place Tim Gowers’ win over Matt Stephenson was the guests’ solely success.
Within the different match within the division, Kierlan Richards returned to the sport after a few seasons’ absence and gained his three singles in Netts D’s 6-4 victory over Notley H.