BOTH Queens C in the Premier and Aldworth D in the second Division of the Basingstoke and District Table Tennis League went into the last week of the first half of the season as the only teams in the league without a win, writes PAUL MYERS.

However they kicked that stat into touch with both teams edging out 6-4 victories. Fallon Thompson was the star for Queens C winning a hard fought hat-trick against Saints which included winning a five set thriller against Julie Lawrence.

Aldworth D’s Phil McDonagh was the star man grabbing a treble against Queens K and he said: "Great nights work for Aldworth getting our first win of the season, Les made his debut and bagged his first win against Scarlett which could have gone either way to be fair, very close game. To be fair a lot of matches were close as the scorecard shows but the stand out result was Scarlett beating Ron 3-2, she is getting better every game.”

In the Premier, Hannington A continue to dominate and their name at the half-way mark is already starting to be engraved on the Premier Trophy. They beat third placed Queens A 8-2 with trios from Malcolm Cummins and the in form Richard Fettes. Match of the night was Queens star Callum Coombs 11-5,9-11,10-12,11-3,11-9 win over Ed Slot(2 wins). In second place are St Peters A who beat KG A 7-3 in which the consistent Peter Mathews, James Wright and Sean Picken all doubled up. Queens B beat St Peters B 9-1 thanks to trebles from Jon Clarke and Ian Parkyn. Gary Livingstone saved St Peters blushes with an easy win over Mark Cornforth (two wins).

Queens D thrashed St Peters C 10-0 in Division One to keep up the pressure on Hannington C and Aldworth B who are ahead of them. Peter Martin, Martin Gilbey and Eric Wong were all unbeaten on the evening. Hannington C however have the winning mentality and just like their A side have played nine and won nine and go into the new year clear favourites for the 1st Division title. They beat Queens G 8-2 and Barry Carter was in unstoppable form claiming an easy hat-trick, well backed up by Steve Rollason and Mark Pettengall who both doubled up.

Finally in Division Two, Queens I beat Queens H 8-2 to move into third place. Lorainne Mortimer(still unbeaten) and Bill Bavister both claimed hat-tricks. In this division there are two points separating the top four teams with no team unbeaten, so going into the second half there could be many twists and turns to come. OMI are top the pile with 47 points along with Oakley B next come Queens I and AWE on 45 points.