Thompson Insurance A continue to dominate the table tennis league

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THOMPSON Insurance A underlined their dominance in the Sunderland and District Table Tennis division one, with an excellent 9-1 victory against Redby.

Andrew Wilkinson and Darren McVitie, of Thompson, kept up their unbeaten records in the league this season with three wins each.

Chris Blake added a further two, including a fine 3-2 success against Graeme Barella. However, he couldn’t repeat the performance against Anthony Barella, with the Redby player winning 3-1.

St Chads took advantage of Redby’s slip-up, winning twice to overhaul them into second place.

One of their wins came at the expense of Sacriston St Bedes A, as they won 9-1.

Tony Taylor scored a 3-0 win against Dave Bissett for Sacriston. The rest of the match was dominated by St Chads, with Bissett, Jimmy Scope and Neil Herrington.

St Gabriel’s A are in fourth spot after their 10-0 demolition of Silksworth IM A. The St Gabriel’s team of George Gibson, Norman Pescod and Tom Bainbridge made light work of dispatching the home side.

St Gabriel’s B continued their recent form in division two with a 7-3 win against West CA B.

Redby CA B have put themselves back into contention for promotion in division three with three wins, including a 10-0 victory against St John B. Joe Muldowney, Howard Forster and Allan Girdwood easily despatched the bottom side.

Silksworth IM B had a 6-4 victory against Boldon Tennis Club. Pringle then partnered Kenny Coates to a 3-1 victory in the doubles.

Results: Division One: Thompson Insurance A 9 Redby 1, Sacriston St Bedes A 1 St Chads 9, St Chads 10 Silksworth IM A 0, Silksworth IM A 0 St Gabriels A 10.

Division Two: Redby CA A 7 St John A 3, St Gabriels B 7 West CA B 3.

Division Three: Redby CA B 6 Boldon Tennis Club 4, Boldon Tennis Club 3 Redby CA B 7, Redby CA B 10 St John B 0, Silksworth IM B 6 Boldon Tennis Club 4.