Ziggys look King’s Lynn League favourites again

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The Lynn Table Tennis Summer league began this week and a healthy entry of eight teams all played on Monday at Lynnsport.

Ziggys look to be the favourites once again and started with an 8-0 win over Ambits. Although Chris Ely managed to force him to four ends, Steve Barber was in fine form winning all three of his singles games.

His team-mate John Blyth won his two singles games but only after being taken to five ends by both David Wooley and David Whitby.

John then teamed up with the also unbeaten Don Dixon to take the doubles.

Pegg Scaffolding also look strong on paper but were let down at the last minute by one of their players. They took on Karens Krew and ran out 5-3 winners.

Dale Parnell won all two of his singles games and had good back-up from Peter Pegg who overcame Malcolm Powell and Karen Hubble in straight games. Peter McDonagh and Powell beat Colney Vertigan and Peter then teamed up with Hubble to win the doubles. Pegg would like to thank 10 year-old Colney Vertigan who has only been playing five months for being a last minute call up. This was his first experience at match play and will bring him much needed experience.

Appropriately named Nets & Edges took on St James. Steve Goodale gained two wins, losing only to the unbeaten Owen Turner, Archie Rayner had a good win over Andrew Rayner in four ends and Nets & Edges Simon Rayner had a good win over Adam Blackborn. The father and son duo of Archie and Simon then teamed up to take the doubles against Andrew and Adam, which see Nets run out 5-3 winners.

The final pairing was Runcton Holme against the youngest team in the league Blades.

Runcton ran out 7-1 winners with Danny Vertigan leading the way with a good maximum against his old winter league team. Vertigan had good support from Rob Rix who won both his singles games, although Max Smith did make him work hard in a four-end battle.

Blades Alex Bragg won a hard five-ender against Clive Sandle to make sure it wasn’t a whitewash. Rob and Clive teamed up to take the doubles against Ben Peacock and Alex.