Table tennis: an overview of the Chester League

Although the county officers were beaten 4-6 in their home clash against Pulford, the star of the match was undoubtedly Jens Andersen who did what very few players have done in recent seasons and beat all three Pulford players.

Jens was very impressive, especially as he edged out top player Simon Jones in five thrilling games.

Officers A’s Andy Taylor was also in great shape, but failed to save his team from the 3-7 loss to Newton C for whom Ken Connor effortlessly peaked. Elsewhere, Newton D included the talented Arash Khoozee for their clash with champions Newton but despite registering a singles victory, Shaun Hall and Mark Pugh were untouchable in an outright 9-1 success.

In the Premier League, Newton F got off to a late start with an impressive 7-3 win over the seasoned County Officers B trio and it was great to see Danny Russell return to the game and record three great singles wins. .

At an adjoining table, Saughall Port took the lead after a comfortable 9-1 victory over the C officers, with Glyn Jones leading the Villagers with an unbeaten night.

Jim Whitaker and his team Gt Barrow now lead the Second Division after a comfortable 10-0 win over County G officers, and Newton H remains in contention after an 8-2 home win over F officers for whom Julie Richley scored two wins and looked impressive once again.

Elsewhere, Steve Jones peaked against Saughall Inst. as Groves C won a close game 6-4, and Keith Flowers was another player in excellent form as Newton F drew with a trio of Groves D which this week included former Premier League player Philip Hough .

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