THE Malvern Table Tennis League's Division Two game between Broadheath and Oak was much closer than the 2-8 score suggests.

Four games went to a fifth set with the visitors winning them all. David Elliott was the only winner for Broadheath. Paul Coleman was unbeaten for Oak and was well supported by Paul White and Steve Farr who took two each.

Dave Steen was in great form for Poolbrook winning all three against Nomads. He was backed up by two wins for Elaine Mills.

Dave Backhurst won two and there was a win apiece for Dave Huntley and Adrian Fray as Nomads snatched a draw. The key result came in the doubles when the two Daves from CSSC won 11-8 in the fifth set.

Abbey College kept up the pressure on the leaders with a victory over Wombats even though they only had two players. Abou won all three and Carl Pitt two. Dave Harrison was the only player to win a game for Wombats.

Two wins for Mike Bellfield and one for Simon Morgan were not enough for Bromyard as they lost to Manor Park Amateurs. It was a good all round team effort for Amateurs with two wins each for Dave De Souza, Chris Hughes and Ray Miles.

There were three wins each for John Meredith and Stewart Moss as Ledbury Exhaust beat Upton, but together they lost the doubles to Roger Davies and Matt Jones who both won one singles as did Brian Gregory.

RESULTS: Broadheath Belters 2, Manor Park Oak 8; Poolbrook Rangers 5, CSSC Nomads 5; Abbey College A 6, Manor Park Wombats 4; Bromyard Buzzards 3, Manor Park Amateurs 7; Ledbury Exhaust 6, Upton 4.

HALF of the sets in Rovers match with Crackpots in Division Three had five games and another three had four games. Tony Hughes won all his singles and the doubles with Rob Redden, who had two singles wins as well for Rovers. Ted Cates won two and Alan Forsdike won one for Crackpots. Max Davison played 14 games for Crackpots and was unlucky not to win a set.

Malvern Juniors B team played both the other Malvern Juniors teams and won reasonably comfortably against the C team although the match was a lot closer than the final score line suggests. The A team planned to play all their juniors in the other B team match but one of them was unwell and so Gavin Oseman had to play. However Anthony Wiseman played very well to take two sets and Matt Lang and Graham Collier won the doubles. James Clarke and Dave Smith each won two for the A team.

Colin Gale, Alan Holmes and Malcolm Dalley had some close games with the Maulers' players but the less experienced team were unable to actually win any sets.

RESULTS: Malvern Juniors A 7, Malvern Juniors B 3; CSSC Rovers 7, Crackpots B 3; Police A 10, Manor Park Maulers 0; Malvern Juniors B 10, Juniors C 0.