Zygabyte A underlined their credentials when the Mansfield Table Tennis League launched its Divisional Cup competitions in a break from the normal weekly format.
The teams play each other once in matches comprising six singles and three doubles contests, with each win earning a point. It was a format that suited Dean Brookes’s Zygabyte A outfit down to the ground in the Division One Cup as they whitewashed top-flight newcomers Boothy’s 9-0, losing just one end, which came in their last doubles victory. Brookes himself showed his prowess by conceding only 14 points in the six ends he played.
A clash between two Jacksdale sides resulted in a terrific 7-2 success for the C team over the B team. It was a real tonic for C after they failed to win one game in the cup last year, although the player-of-the-match award went to B star Kalpesh Bhatt, who took his two singles convincingly.
In the Division Two Cup, Boothy’s Ravens eased to an 8-1 win over Spin Doctors, while Ravenshead Rebels were locked in a stirring battle with Hucknall 50+ before emerging 5-4 victors.
Impressive Angels, inspired by player-of-the-match Andy Brown, again showed their dominance, defeating River Maun 7-2, while Snipers of St Joseph’s won 7-2 at Jacksdale D, with Erlands Skels taking top billing.