Brancaster Staithe ace Mollie plays for England in Hungary

Kings Lynn table tennis championships'Mollie Patterson ANL-150126-090820009
Kings Lynn table tennis championships'Mollie Patterson ANL-150126-090820009

Mollie Patterson took an important step on her table tennis learning curve when she represented England at the Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open in Szombathely.

The 12-year-old Brancaster Staithe player was up against competitors up to three years her senior as she performed in the team, singles and doubles events.

In the team competition, England were defeated 3-0 by both Romania B and Hungary A and 3-1 by Serbia B, with Patterson’s team-mate Charlotte Bardsley taking the only match victory.

In the singles qualifying groups, Patterson took a game off Viola Phan of the host nation, losing 3-1, and was defeated 3-0 by both Elisa Armanini of Italy and Katarina Strazar of Slovenia.

In the doubles, Patterson partnered Gabriela Stepanova of the Czech Republic and the pair exited in the first round, defeated 3-0 by Tania Plaian and Krisztina Varga of Romania, although the games were closer than the scoreline suggested as they went down 11-8, 11-7, 12-10.

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A 9-0 win for Topspynn in the Premier League against Wisbech was enough to move them to the top of the Barrett Doubles League this week.

Ziggys fielded a strong team of Gary Hewitt, Allan Nicholls and Steve Barrett against Wasps.

Despite some close games from Mike Crowson, Liam Irlam and Steve Goodale, it was Ziggys who came through 6-3.

Avengers proved too strong for Wisbech Hawks with Richard Mussett, Don Dixon and Martin Allen taking maximum points.

Wisbech Wizards maintained their unbeaten doubles record with a fine 7-2 win against St. James.

The Heacham team of James Patterson, Aaron Howell and Vaughan Parker retained their unbeaten doubles record with a 6-3 win against Pegg Scaffolding’s Martin Skipper, Johnny Reavell and Peter Pegg.

In Division One, Wasps ‘2’ made it three wins out of three this time with a 9-0 win against Blades to retain top spot. Rob Rix, David Whitby and Lewis Baldock kept the pressure on for Ambit Projects with a big 8-1 win against a strong Runcton Holme team.

A maximum 9-0 win for Pauls Driving School against Runcton Holme B was enough to put them level in second place with Ambit.

Greenfingers had Mike Cooper, John Carney and Gordon Penny in fine form against Spin Doctors. An 8-1 win was enough for them to leap frog Spin Doctors into fifth place.

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