A right royal win for table-topping Crown & Sceptre

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Hemel Hempstead Table Tennis League Division One leaders Crown & Sceptre I sent out a warning shot to the rest of the league with another thumping win.

This time it was Flamstead I who felt the wrath in 10-0 whitewash courtesy of trebles from Marc Lyons, Gary Keers and Dave Gomm.

Second-placed Adeyfield I scraped a 6-4 win against Crown & Sceptre A for whom Ken Stonebridge was on fire with a maximum.

Meanwhile, Row put Northchurch I to the sword with a 10-0 whitewash as Richard Anderson, Bob Cummins and Paul Jolly did the damage.

Northchurch hit back with an 8-2 victory over Crown & Sceptre B as Simon Whale bagged a maximum, while Flamstead I had a comfortable 7-3 victory over Adeyfield A thanks to a Tony Whetherly treble.

In Division Two, runaway leaders St Michaels I had yet another 10-0 win, this time over second placed Flamstead A – with Vadym Krevs, Martin Livesey and Marc Brent getting maximums.

Third-placed Crown & Sceptre C lost ground in a 7-3 defeat to Adeyfield B despite a treble by Leigh Hurkett for Crown.

Adeyfield then beat Flamstead B 6-4 despite the efforts of Darren Roan, while Larne Tracey led the way for KLCC I as they beat Highfield 7-3.

In Division Three it was a mirror image of Division Two, with leaders St Michaels A thrashing second-placed McAlpines A 10-0 as Dave Ameryk, Kwee Chin and Simon Mole all hit maximums.

McAlpines repaired some of the damage with a 10-0 whitewash of Crown & Sceptre D, thanks to trebles by Xinjun Wang, Youguang Pan and Chris Pedley.

A Tony Bourke hat-trick saw fourth-placed Flamstead C beat third-placed Adeyfield C 6-4, while Northchurch A had Bronwen Watson and Frank Manfield to thank for a 8-2 victory against KLCC A.

KLCC also lost 8-2 to St Georges, who had Tim Boyall and Chris Ward on fine form.