New club Great Yeldham have got off to a storming start in their debut season in the Braintree Table Tennis League.
The third division outfit started with a 9-1 win in the first week and then repeated the scoreline in their second match. As in the first match, Lorraine Burgess and Kevin Mills were to the fore, winning their three sets, while Ray Carter won twice.
They are one of four teams in the division to have won their opening two matches. Netts D and Rayne G are top of the pile after two 10-0 wins.
Netts D followed up their first week success with another unblemished evening, this time against Sudbury Strollers. Davina Brazier, Charles Calisin and Jimmy Calisin took seven of the 10 in straight games.
Rayne G were only slightly less dominant, Alastair Brown, Brian How and Glenn Maddern winning all but four in three games against Finchingfield.
Black Notley G are the other unbeaten side. They followed their opening 7-3 win with a 6-4 success against Rayne H.
In the other match in the division, Notley I recovered from a defeat in the first week to record a 10-0 win over Netts E.
By contrast, only two teams, Netts B and Notley E have won two out of two in division two.
Jon Hill, making a return to the league in the unaccustomed environs of division two, joined Joe Meleschko in remaining unbeaten in Netts B’s 8-2 win over Rayne D.
Notley D overcame their own C team 6-4, with Sean Clift again unbeaten.
Netts C, unexpectedly promoted after the reorganisation of the league, proved their right to be in the higher sphere with an impressive 7-3 win over Notley E. Kierlan Richards and James Rissen were unbeaten.
Jamie Brooks was unbeaten in Notley F’s draw with Rayne E.
In division one, Netts A and Liberal B are the only teams with two wins. Netts A got the better of Notley B 7-3 while Liberal B inflicted the first defeat of the season on promoted Sudbury Nomads 6-4.
Alistair Hill, who won his three singles, crowned his evening with an excellent win over Ken Lewis at 11-9 in the fifth game.
Notley A’s new signing Sam Burrows illustrated his value to the side in remaining unbeaten in his side’s 7-3 win over Liberal C while no one remained unbeaten in Rayne B’s draw with Liberal A.