Wednesday 22nd February
Week 12 of the Sheffield table tennis league saw top of division 1 Stocksbridge A hammer Vulcan A 9-1, Jack Grant and Leed’s based James Hobson unbeaten on the night for the hosts. Albert Premier A earned 2 points with a easy nights work away at Crookes C. Stocksbridge B followed their A teams example by beating Vulcan B 8-2 at Vulcan. GB paralympic squad player Billy Shilton took an excellent brace including the notable scalp of Simon Pugh for Vulcan B.
Hallam Grange C took both points on their visit to Northern General D with a 7-3 win keeping them at the top of the division 5 table. Bottom of the table Vulcan J suffered a 10-0 whitewash at home to HSBC. Robin Hancocks treble sent Telecom A on their way to a 6-4 victory over Wadsley Bridge A. Vulcan K snatched both points away to High Green B with Aaron Radford taking a fine treble for the visitors.
Northern General A are all but certain to return to division 1 at the first time of asking as they registered another comfortable victory winning 9-1 away at Vulcan E. The bottom of the table clash between Scorpions B and Abbeydale D ended in a 5-5 stalemate. Scorpions remain bottom 4 points off safety. Craig Straw made light work of the 3 Riauba brothers from Northern General B for the loss of 1 game as his Swallownest A team won 7-3.
The top 2 in Divsion 4 both kept up the pressure on each other with comfortable wins away from home, Shiregreen B stayed top with a 9-1 win at Crookes H and Albert Premier C won 8-2 at Wisewood A. The trio of Ryan Brooks, Terry Charles and Martin Green proved too strong for High Green A winning 8-2 at home. Jim Pugh took an impressive treble as his Clifton B team travelled too and beat Abbeydale J 8-2.
Shiregreen D and E are looking like making the division 6 title race a straight fight between themselves, Both registering wins again this week as the E team beat Tapton Hill A 9-1 and the D team beating Wadsley Bridge B 7-3. Vulcan M travelled to Wadsley Bridge C and took both points on offer largely in thanks to trebles from Jordan Taylor and Rob Loxley.