Tight-knit affairs in opening week of Barrett Doubles
There were some tight-knit affairs in the opening week of the Barrett Doubles in both the Premier League and Division One of the IBA Lynn Table Tennis League.
Pegg Scaffolding struggled to raise a team against Avengers and drafted in Division One players Danny Vertigan and Mike Cooper.
Although they were on the receiving end of an 8-1 defeat, six of the nine matches went the distance.
Keith Phillips, Richard Mussett and Phil Brown did the damage for Avengers with only Vertigan and Peter Pegg snatching a win from Mussett and Brown to stop the whitewash.
Wisbech Hawks hosted St James and lost 6-3.
Owen Turner and Serafim Melo were the heroes in this one with an unbeaten three points.
Turner also partnered veteran Alan Jones for a couple of wins and Melo/Jones gained another win.
For the Hawks, Craig Pack and Grant Brightey scored a brace of wins and Pack also partnered Graham Sheppard for a win.
Heacham had James Patterson in scintillating form when he paired up with youngsters Aaron Howell and Archie Rayner for a maximum six points against Exiles.
Rayner and Howell also scored a good win to take the match 7-2 in their favour.
For Exiles, Alan Nicholls had two wins, one with the competition sponsor Steve Barrett and the other with Lee Osler.
The Ziggy’s trio of Chuck Hewitt, Gary Hewitt and Chad Bassett proved too powerful for the Wasps II with a 9-0 whitewash.
Wasps II recorded a 9-0 win over Ambit Projects, where Tomasz Simka, Steve Goodale and Mike Crowson were too strong for their visitors.
West Lynn and The Seasiders did battle in Division One and neither team gave an inch.
Seasiders came out on top to take this one 5-4 in the deciding match.
Mike Cooper and Tom Yarrow were the star pairing with three wins, while Cooper and Yarrow also paired up with Kerry Smith to provide the other wins.
For West Lynn, Danny Vertigan scored a couple of wins with both Andy Castleton and youngster Colney Vertigan.
It was a ding-dong battle between the new-look Paul’s Driving School and Runcton Holme B.
Runcton B’s experience told as they triumphed 6-3.
The away pairing of Mike Moore and David Lane claimed a fine maximum.
Moore also paired up with Carol Parker for a couple of wins with Parker and Lane also gaining a win.
For Paul’s Driving School, the young pairing of Adrian Domingo and Freddie Reed recorded two wins and Domingo also paired up with Barry Reed for their other point.
Walton Club are setting the standards high this year with their three top players of Steve Kent, James Wu and Tony Caruso demolishing Blades 9-0.
There was no result from Runcton Holme v Hot Shots.
n In week four of the Heacham League, it was a narrow win for Sedgeford Stars over the Savages in the local derby.
Paul Richardson had a great night, winning all of his games, and received good support from Mike Witley with two wins and Dan Witley with a single win.
For the Savages, Bob Richardson had two wins, Kerry Smith one win and the pair teamed up to take the doubles and so just lost 6-4.
New team Vips went down 6-4 to Ringstead Raiders but the man-of-the-match came from the Vips when Jim Race got a fine maximum.
Race also teamed up with Kim Mann to take the doubles.
For the Raiders, it was two wins each for Richard Hendricks, Justin Mullins and Paul Humeniuk.
Hunnys Heroes had a good win over Adrian’s Oldstars 7-3. Here, there were maximums for Rob Yarrow and Graham Keeley plus the doubles.
For Oldtars, there were wins for Mick Minns, Mike Nobes and super sub Bob Richardson over the ever-improving young Alfie Yarrow.
League leaders BT Victory showed no mercy when their team of Steve Hales, Mary-Ann Woodhouse and Ian Reynolds romped to a 10-0 success over the Spivs team of Stephen Jackson, Tim Race and Chris Griggs.
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