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Division One is getting very tight at the top with only seven points separating the top three.
Wisbech Hawks still remain top with an 8-2 away win at ‘two man’ Pauls Driving School; with a 3-0 lead from the start it was always going to be hard to get a result.
Steve Hunt won two of his games for the home team but had no answer for the visitors’ Craig Pack who was unbeaten, Craig had good support from Graham Sheppard and Nick Pack who both had good wins against Paul Barrett, the Pack brothers also teamed up to take the doubles.
Wasps still sit in second and closed the gap by a point with a 9-1 home win to Spin Doctors, Igors Scekalevs and Mick Forth doing the damage in this one, both scoring maximums. David Patrick also had two wins and only lost out to the visitors Gary Wiggs.
Igors and David took the doubles win also.
Runcton Holme beat their ’A’ team deservedly 10-0 to put themselves back in the mix at the top and now sit in a very respectable third place.
Nick Osborne, Graham Warren and John Mingay all posted maximums and all three players had wins over the Division One champion Danny Vertigan.
GreenFingers sit in fourth and were away to the young Blades team. Gordon Penney scored a tidy maximum and with Andy Castleton and Graham Keeley also gaining a brace of wins each they took the game 7-3.
Alex Bragg had two good wins for the home team and also paired up with Max Smith to take the doubles.
Runcton Holme ‘B’ took on Swaffham Terriers.
The visitors had Peter Fysh and Peter Nunn in great form with both scoring maximums and with Keith Richardson supporting them with a brace they ran out 8-2 winners.
A Clive Sandle win over Keith was a mere consolation for the home team.
In the Challenge Cup Semi-Final, TopSpynn were too strong for the visitors Pegg Scaffolding and ran out 5-1 winners to book a place in the final.
Premier League leaders TopSpynn extended their lead with a comfortable 10-0 win over Ambit Projects.
The Brown family of Phil, Karl and Ross were all in fine form to record the whitewash over the bottom team.
Ziggys still sit in second place after a 6-4 away win to St James, Serafim Melo and Owen Turner both with a brace of wins. Gary Hewitt and Alan Nicholls also scored a brace with Chuck Hewitt chipping in with a win over Mark Pearman. The father and son pairing of Chuck and Gary also won the doubles.
Wisbech Wizards were the other big winners, 10-0 over Heacham ‘A’, Grant Brightey, Brett Heppenstall and Alan Ashberry inflicting the damage.
Wasps still sit nicely in third place after an 8-2 away win against two man Pegg Scaffolding, Martin Skipper with two wins for Peggs.
For the visitors Tomasz Simka had two wins, Derek Kiddle beat Peter, as did Steve Mason. Tomasz and Derek also won the doubles.
The closest match saw Heacham take on Avengers, which ended all square at 5-5. James Patterson was once again on form with a nice maximum for the home team, Arron Howell and David Whitby both had wins over Jerry Irving too. For the visitors Don Dixon and Keith Phillips had a couple of wins each with Don and Jerry pairing up to take the doubles.
l The King’s Lynn Table Tennis Association website is now up and running and can be found at http://kltta.home stead.com/index.html
l During the Easter Holidays the KLTTA coaches will be putting a session on for children on Wednesday, April 5 at Lynnsport in the Table Tennis Centre. The time will be 12.30-3.30pm and is open to all newcomers.
Those who already attend the Friday night sessions will be £4 and any complete newcomers will be £5.