CHEEKY Monkeys had their Division One title hopes dented as Dynamo’s wily old foxes Andy Pearce and Brian Judd inflicted a 5-0 defeat on the leaders in the Chartwell Burton Uxbridge Winter Table Tennis League.
Pearce’s double was relatively straightforward as neither Charlie Kendrick nor Mitchell Adams had any reply to his spin but Judd’s maximum was far from a breeze.
The Dynamo star scrapped for every point and in both games came away with a 14-12 win in the fifth set.
Judd said: “I may never beat either of them again but I beat them both tonight.
“It was hard hard work but they both shook hands at the end and said ‘well played’ so if they continue to put in as much effort while showing that kind of sportsmanship I think they’ll go far.
Monkeys’ slip-up allowed Sketchmarks to take over as front runners with 5-0 and 4-1 dominant wins over McLaren and Beatles respectively.
The most impressive result of those two games was the point they failed to gain as Beatles’ George Lydiate fought back from 2-0 and 8-4 down to overcome Mark Pearson.
Charles Sketchley completed two straight set maximums in an impressive display.
Happy Feet are two points behind the league leaders after they also beat McLaren 5-0.
Mr Bean proved a tougher nut to crack with both Matthew Insley and Tom Swift beating Torin Cooper in five sets.
However, Dom Cooper clinched back-to-back wins as Happy Feet crept over the winning line 3-2.
Insley and Swift also took one each against Invincibles.
But a pair of wins from Pat Byrne and then a titanic doubles comeback in the fifth set gave Invincibles victory.
Ed Freeman maintained his perfect record with another double for Ted against Dynamo.
Tom Woolley did well, taking an end off both his opponents before joining Freeman to claim the doubles for the 3-2 win.
Alfabet maintained their lead in the Premier Division with a 4-1 triumph over Dynamic Duo.
Joe Byrne avoided the whitewash with a 3-2 comeback win against Liam Burt. But Andrew Heathcote stood firm with two wins plus the doubles.
Bill are now second after a 5-0 won over No One with Will Pearson and Lewis Acton unbeaten.
Pop n Rock lost 3-2 to a much-improved Bandits. Glen Carr won both his singles and Dorin Git took one to dent their opponent’s promotion prospects.
Whackett left it to the doubles for their 3-2 win against Mad Muppets after neither James Hackett or Ed Worth could get past Philippa Luxton.