In the Kendal and District Table Tennis League, Natland A consolidated their position at the top of Division One with a 9-1 victory against Dallam A.

James Neal’s 3-0 defeat of John Fearon provided Dallam with their solitary point but the scoreline didn’t do justice to Dallam’s efforts with four of the 10 matches going to the fifth and final game only for Dallam to lose them all.

Roger Pimblett and Louise Thompson reigned supreme for Natland with three wins apiece. Meanwhile, defending champions Dalton A, moved up to fourth with a comfortable 8-2 win over Natland B. Ben McDonald and Paul Ackred were both unbeaten and teamed up to take the doubles, beating Mark Ashburn and Tamas Bacsi 11-5 in the fifth game.

Burton B moved seven points clear at the top of Division Two following a hard-fought 6-4 victory against previously-undefeated Natland D.

Another three wins for Dennis Hooley plus one apiece for Bryan and Shelley Rhodes put Burton in pole position. Victory for Hooley/Rhodes over Mick Taylor and Devun Whitehead sealed the win for Burton.

Burton C and Burton D were locked in battle and fought out a 5-5 draw. Bob Quick produced a man of the match performance for Burton C, winning all three of his singles matches in five games. Martin Wakelin added two singles wins but Burton C were deprived of victory when Quick and Wakelin lost 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-14 to Simon Gregory and James Burton.

In Division Three, leaders Crook C were beaten 21-16 by Kirkby Stephen B. John Wood’s three wins, including a 15-13 in the fifth defeat of Mike Sunderland, could not save Crook from a rare defeat. Natland E moved up into second place as a result of a 23-14 win against Dallam C. James Robinson’s man of the match performance included a nail biting 16-14 in the fifth defeat of an unlucky Torin Malkin.

Social table tennis continues at the Kendal Table Tennis Club, 7-9pm on Tuesdays at the Kendal Leisure Centre.