Six games took place last week in the IBA Protect Lynn Table Tennis Premier League.
Ambits took on Avengers and were on the wrong end of a 7-3 result, Martyn Allen for Avengers being the only player on the night with a maximum.
He had good support from Richard Mussett and Jerry Irving who both won two each. Ambits’ points came from two very good wins from Rob Rix over Mussett and Irving. Rix also paired up with David Whitby to take the doubles.
Pegg Scaffolding visited St James and were in good form, winning 8-2, Wayne Mason and Martin Skipper leading the way for Peggs with strong maximums and pairing up to take the doubles. Peter Pegg had a good win over Alan Jones also, Owen Turner and Chris Gay both had wins over Pegg for two points.
The surprise result came from Heacham hosting second placed TopSpynn. TopSpynn’s Phil, Karl and Ross Brown came up against an inform James Patterson who won all his games, Aaron Howell backed him up well with wins over Phil and Karl and with David Wooley also with a good win over Phil; it made the score 6-4 to the home side.
Ross beat Aaron and David and also paired up with Karl to take the doubles, TopSpynn’s other point came from a Karl win over David.
Avengers, who played two nights on the trot, beat Heacham ‘A’ 8-2 and showed their class, Keith Phillips and Richard Mussett doing the damage this time, both with full maximums and taking the doubles together, a Jerry Irving win over Mick Ruffles gaining their other point. In return, Leigh MacDonald and Phil Dorrington both had good wins over Jerry.
Clear leaders at the top are now Ziggys and they extended it by beating Ambit Projects 10-0, Gary Hewitt, Alan Nicholls and John Blyth all with maximums.
The battle between the two Wisbech teams was interesting with Wasps taking on the Wizards, ending in a 5-5 draw but with some notable wins from each side. Tomasz Simra led the way for the home team with a fine maximum and paired up with Steve Goodale to take the doubles, Goodale also had a good win over Grant Brightey.
In return the star of the show was Division One’s Craig Pack who played up a division to help the Wizards out, he won two of his matches and had good wins against Goodale and Steve Mason. Alan Asberry also won two and Grant Brightey the one.
Four Division One matches took place. Spin Doctors took on a resurgent Pauls Driving School who came away with a 6-4 win, Paul Barrett and Trevor Mason both winning two and also pairing up for the doubles. Ash Starling beat Gary Wiggs to take the win.
However neither Mason or Barrett could get the better of Peter Macdonagh as he sailed to a nice maximum, a John Wiggs win over Starling was their other point on the board.
Wisbech Hawks travelled to Lynn to take on Swaffham Terriers and went away with a 7-3 win.
Once again Graham Pack was in fine form with a nice maximum, he had good support from Graham Sheppard who only lost to Peter Fysh and Nick Pack adding a win. For the home team Fysh won two and Peter Nunn gained a win.
Green Fingers came up against Runcton Holme’s in-form John Mingay and Melvyn Jupp who both treated themselves to maximums, they had good support from Nick Osborne who took two wins to see an 8-2 triumph.
Fingers’ points came from a Mike Cooper win over Osborne and a Cooper/Ray Drew win in the doubles.
Wasps ‘2’ proved too strong for the travelling Runcton Holme ‘B’, Igor Scekalevs and Terry Rudd both helping themselves to maximums and David Patrick winning two of his and pairing up with Scekalevs for the doubles; they ran out 9-1 winners. Runcton B’s consolation point was David Lane beating Patrick.
January 2017 Player of the month awards: Premier League– Gary Hewitt. Division One – Jack Mason.