Welcome to the official website of the NMG Wymondham & District Table Tennis League. If you wish to know more about the history of the league, please visit our about the league page. Details about coaching sessions can be found here. If you would like to get in touch with us directly with a comment or query, please use the contact us page.
* * * ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS* * *
The 2018 Annual Championships are being held on Sunday 18th March at Watton Leisure Centre, please put the date in your diaries. Entry forms will be sent out shortly.
* * * HANDICAP CUP 2017/18 QUARTER-FINALS * * *
The draw for the Quarter-Finals of the 2017/18 Handicap Cup has been made;
Ashwellthorpe Atoms v Watton B
Morley C v Marauders B
Watton C v Marauders A
Marauders C v Ketts Park
Ties to be played week commencing 26th February 2018.
* * * PRESIDENT'S CUP 2017/18 First Round * * *
The draw for the First Round of the 2017/18 President's Cup has been made;
Watton B v Watton A
Ashwellthorpe Atoms v Marauders B
Hethersett v Marauders A
Marauders C v Saints B
Ties to be played the week commencing 15th January 2018.
* * * WEEK 12 & 13, PREMIER DIVISION * * *
Things are hotting up in the Premier Division, and although Saints B remain 16 points clear at the top, they will be looking nervously over at their shoulders as the two teams below them, Marauders A and Watton A both have games in hand. Saints had a mixed fortnight. They firstly achieved a 10-0 win over Marauders B, though the scoreline was a little flattering for the leaders with 9 of the matches going to four or more legs. Tony Park was particularly close to upsetting Phil Waity, losing match points before going down 13-11 in the fifth. Daniel Howes also pushed Francis Webb all the way, taking the first two legs before losing in 5. Next up Saints faced Marauders A, but the boot was very much on the other foot this time with Marauders boosted by the presence of Mats Olsson, and Sean Parsley making a welcome first appearance back in the Wymondham League after an absence of several years, thrashing the leaders 10-0. This result leaves Marauders A in second place.
Just 1 point further back are Watton A who, with 2 games in hand on the leaders will believe that they are in with a shout for the title. They recorded a 10-0 victory over Ashwellthorpe Atoms to keep the pressure on. Ashwellthorpe Atoms had a busy time, also playing a couple of catch-up games, with victories over Hethersett and Marauders C and a defeat against Marauders B. The young team (that's not including you Harry & Scott Morgan!) have performed well on their first season in the Premier Division and are comfortably mid-table. Marauders C in fourth spot also played Morley A, recording an 8-2 win. Hethersett recorded a rare victory, 6-4 over Watton B, with a battling maximum from Sean Asplin while Watton B were also on the wrong end of a 7-3 scoreline against Marauders B despite the best efforts of Geoff Nobes who earned a hard-fought double.
Results received this week;
Ashwellthorpe Atoms 2 - 8 Marauders B
Ashwellthorpe Atoms 6 - 4 Hethersett
Watton A 10 - 0 Ashwellthorpe Atoms
Marauders C 8 - 2 Morley A
Saints B 10 - 0 Marauders B
Watton B 4 - 6 Hethersett
Ashwellthorpe Atoms 7 - 3 Marauders C
Marauders A 10 - 0 Saints B
Marauders B 7 - 3 Watton B
* * * WEEK 12 & 13, DIVISION 1 * * *
Saints C have strengthened their grip on the leader's spot of Division 1 following two convincing victories in weeks 12 & 13. First up, they beat Morley C 10 - 0 in a most enjoyable game with Morley C bolstered by a debut performance by Alex, and a first appearance of the season from Martin Lainsbury. The leaders followed this victory up with a 9-1 victory over Hardiningham CC, with Ian Martin beating Colin Edwards to prevent the whitewash. Saints C are now 21 points clear at the top so it would take a huge turn-around for anyone to stop them taking the title. Morley B are in second spot following a narrow 6-4 defeat against third placed team Saints D. Young Sam Palmer was a little unlucky to only come away with 1 victory on the night, pushing both Ian Scales and Barry Howes all the way with some excellent hitting. Old man table tennis won in the end, but I think both Ian and Barry realise that it won't be too much longer before Sam is too hot to handle for them!
* * * KETTS PARK FRIDAY COACHING * * *
Please note that the Friday night Ketts Park Coaching & Practice sessions have now commenced again after the Summer break. Juniors from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, open practice 7.30pm to 9.00pm. £2.50 per session. Please call Ian for details on 01953 602180.
* * * SUMMER LEAGUE 2017 * * *
An enormously enjoyable Summer League came to a dramatic end as three teams battled it out for the title. Going into the last round of matches Saints A were top of the pile by just 2 points from Watton A and Saints B. Watton A really kept the pressure on as they beat Marauders 9-1, only Nigel Clarke's defeat of Sophie Gurton preventing the whitewash. Sophie, however, recorded impressive wins against both Bob Smith and Di Cunningham. This meant that Saints A would had to beat Hardingham CC 8-2 to stay top of the pile, and they managed to do exactly that courtesy of an assured maximum from Danie Howes. Hardingham CC put up a great fight with Dan Milburn and Vernon Howlett recording impressive wins against Barry Howes and James Offord respectively.
This meant that Saints B would have to record an improbable 10-0 against Watton B to share the title with their A team, but an improbable task became an impossible one when they had a late call off and went into the game with only 2 players. Watton B eventually ran out 7-3 winners and claimed 3rd spot. Woodlands finished 5th as they defeated Ketts Park 7-3 courtesy of a Keith Fromings maxium, while Bunwell & iSpin were defeating Morley 9-1 in their last game.
As players now recharge their batteries over the Summer, attention now turns to the Winter League which will be with us before we know it. New teams & players are always welcome and if you are interested in joining our league, please give Ian or call on 01953 602180 or email us at email@example.com.
Results this week were;
Marauders 1 - 9 Watton A
Bunwell & iSpin 9 - 1 Morley B
Watton B 7 - 3 Saints B
Hardingham CC 2 - 8 Saints A
Ketts Park 3 - 7 Woodlands
For the tables go here.
* * * Date for your Diary - AGM & Trophy Presentation Evening * * *
Please note that the AGM & Trophy Presentation Evening will be held at Ketts Park on Friday 30th June at 7.30. Light refreshments will be served!
* * * Rules * * *
The rules governing the Lomax Wymondham & District Table Tennis League have now been published on this website. Go to the Rules page to see them.