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With the Premier League having a ‘free week’ Division One provided the action – all 10 teams played and some really close matches saw 7-3 being the favourable score.
Wisbech Hawks sit just four points clear at the top of the table after a 7-3 win against Green Fingers.
Once again it was the ‘Two Grahams’ who did the damage, Pack and Shepard both scored maximums including the doubles for the home team’s seven points. The GreenFingers trio of Mike Cooper, Gordon Penney and Andy Castleton all had good wins over Nick Pack in reply.
Just four points behind the leaders are Wasps ‘2’ who visited a strong Runcton Holme team. Runcton came out on top 6-4 and now close the gap on their visitors to nine points. Nick Osborne and Graham Warren both won a brace of games and Melvyn Jupp had one win and the doubles with Osborne.
Wasps points: Paul Reed with a brace, Mick Forth and David Patrick both had wins too. The battle of the other two Runcton teams ended with the B team coming out on top with a 7-3 win, although with some very close games.
The only player with a maximum was Danny Vertigan for the ‘A’ team. David Lane, Clive Sandle and Carol Parker scored two wins each and Sandle and Lane paired up to take the doubles.
The last 7-3 result of the week was between Pauls Driving School and Swaffham Terriers. Paul Barrett went the night unbeaten and had good support from Steve Hunt and Trevor Mason to take the win.
Swaffham’s points came from Peter Fysh who scored a nice couple of wins over Mason and Hunt and Peter Nunn also a nice win.
Blades vs Spin Doctors was another one that could have gone either way but finished 5-5. Peter MacDonagh was the star with a full maximum, John Wiggs winning one and then the pair teamed up for the doubles.
For the home team Alex Bragg and Jack Mason gained two wins apiece and Max Smith had a good win over Malcolm Powell.
The next junior coaching sessions start again tonight (Friday) at Lynnsport Table Tennis Centre. Beginners are from 7pm-8pm, all junior ages and standards welcome.