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Looks as though rest of league are going to be playing catch-up


By Pete Woodhouse


IBA King’s Lynn Table Tennis League

Week 7

Division One leaders Hot Shots have extended their lead at the top of the table and it looks as though the rest of the league are going to be playing catch-up for the remainder of the season.

Shots took on Spin Doctors last week and came away with a 9-1 win.

Action from day two of the Annual King's Lynn Table Tennis Championships held at Lynnsport - Chad Bassett.. (5795608)
Action from day two of the Annual King's Lynn Table Tennis Championships held at Lynnsport - Chad Bassett.. (5795608)

Trevor Mason and David Whitby continue their fine form this season, both boasting maximums and winning the doubles, while guest Tom Yarrow also chipped in with a couple of wins, only losing out to the visitors’ Daryl Johnson.

Twenty points adrift of the leaders and in joint second are The Seasiders and Runcton Holme. They took on each other and after a hard-fought battle The Seasiders came out on top 6-3. Graham Keeley was in fine form with yet another maximum and had Mike Cooper and Tom Yarrow with a win apiece too. Yarrow and Keeley also won the doubles.

In return for Runcton, Nick Osborne and Graham Warren had a brace of wins apiece over Yarrow and Cooper.

The battle at the bottom between Runcton Holme B and West Lynn was also tight, with the visitors winning 6-4, Danny Vertigan back to form with his second maximum of the season and with Lewis Watson gaining a brace of wins, only losing out to Dave Wearing in the fifth end.

Watson and Vertigan also paired up to take the doubles. For the home team Wearing picked up a brace of wins and Carol Parker and Mick Moore both had wins over Mik Pitt.

Walton Club registered a 10-0 win over Paul’s Driving School but no scorecard was received.

In the Premier League, Ziggys continue to lead the pace after an 8-2 win away to Ambit Projects, Chuck Hewitt and Chad Bassett leading the way with maximums and John Blyth with a win over Graham Rogerson. In reply for Ambits Jack Mason and Rob Rix both had good wins over Blyth.

St James continue their good form and only sit four points behind Ziggys after a 7-3 win at home to Heacham, Serafim Melo the star of the night with a fine maximum including a good win over James Patterson.

Melo had good support from Paul Barrett and Owen Turner who also picked up a couple of wins apiece to take the match. For Heacham Patterson had two wins over Barrett and Turner; and Archie Rayner and David Woolley took the doubles.

Wisbech Hawks visited local rivals Wasps II and gained their first win of the season, 8-2. Hawks had Craig Pack in good form once again with yet another maximum to his name. He had good support from Graham Sheppard and Steve Ely, who both chipped in with a brace of wins each. Pack and Ely also took the doubles.

For the home team Igors Scekalevs had a good win over Ely and Paul Reed had a win over Sheppard.

Exiles entertained Avengers and in a match that could have gone either way it was the visitors who took this one 6-4. Keith Phillips of Avengers hit yet another maximum and had Richard Mussett with two wins and Phil Dorrington also chipping in with a win over Steve Barrett. Exiles had Allan Nicholls scoring a brace and Steve Barber registering a win over Dorrington. Barber and Barrett also took the doubles.

Late result: Pegg Scaffolding entertained high flying Wasps and brought them down with a ‘sting’, 7-3. Peggs had Wayne Mason in scintillating form with a tough maximum including a fifth end win over the visitors’ Tomasz Simka, Dale Parnell also chipped in with a brace of wins with a five-ender win over Mike Crowson. Martin Skipper beat Steve Goodale, Mason and Parnell paired up to take the doubles.

For the Wasps Simka won his remaining two matches and Crowson had a good win over Skipper.

Due to a lack of interest the Xmas Hard Bat Competition has been cancelled.



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