TABLE TENNIS: Bushell blunts Holton charge

First published in Sport

Division 1 leaders Holton A dropped a valuable point in a 7-3 home win over two-man Forum A in the Oxford & District League.

Karl Bushell did the damage for Forum with a superb maximum.

With second-placed Vikings A having a week off, Holton now have a five-point cushion.

Bicester A beat clubmates Bicester B 7-3, with maximums from Jeff Rigby and Jason Tustain.

Simon Cox and Geraint Lloyd earned Vikings B just their second point of the season, but they couldn’t stop visitors British Rail winning 7-3.

Bicester C moved up to second in Division 2 with a convincing 10-0 home win over Haddenham A.

Dave Ralls, Jack Shardlow and Peter Hargreaves were hat-trick heroes for Bicester.

Bicester E won 6-4 at home to Forum H to stay firmly in the Division 3 promotion race.

Dom Pichitpong Juiwong and Terry Ruane both won two for Forum, but Robert Guanga’s maximum sealed it for Bicester.


Div 1: Bicester B 3, Bicester A 7 (J Rigby 3, J Tustain 3); Holton A 7, Forum A 3 (K Bushell 3); Vikings B 3, British Rail 7 (N Taylor 3, J Lovelock 3).

Div 2: Vikings D 8 (E Deeley 3), Gladiators A 2; Bicester C 10 (D Ralls 3, P Hargreaves 3, J Shardlow 3), Haddenham A 0; Haddenham A 2, Vikings D 8 (P Borrowdale 3, E Deeley 3).

Div 3: Vikings E 4, Vikings F 6 (H Morgan 3); Bicester E 6 (R Guanga 3), Forum H 4; Witney A 5, Bicester D 5 (D Badham 3).

Div 4: Holton B 7 (B Dobson 3, S Curtis 3), Forum L 3; Bicester F 2, Forum K 8 (F Audifferen 3); Forum M 2, Haddenham B 8 (B Green 3).

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