Seasiders hit form in Lynn Table Tennis League
Seasiders look as though they could cause a few upsets in Division One of the Lynn Table Tennis League this season after finally hitting a bit of form in their matches.
They recorded a good 8-2 win over Paul’s Driving School, where Kerry Smith was the star of the show with her first-ever maximum in the league.
Tom Yarrow also had a good maximum and Graham Keeley only dropped a game to Ash Starling.
Starling also paired up with Adriano Domingo for the doubles.
Spin Doctors took on reigning champions Runcton Holme and, although on the wrong end of a 6-4 result, they gave a good account of themselves.
Peter McDonagh had a brace of wins and Daryl Johnson and Malcolm Powell both had wins over youngster Robert Osbourne.
For Runcton Holme, Nick Osbourne is still boasting a 100 per cent average for the season with a fine maximum.
Osbourne received good back-up from Mel Jupp, who had wins over Johnson and Powell, and the away pairing also took the doubles.
Anyone who thought Runcton Holme were going to walk the title may want to think again after Hot Shots stormed to the top of the table following a 10-0 whitewash of West Lynn Rangers.
With West Lynn only turning up with two players it was always going to be an uphill struggle.
The Hot Shots team of Trevor Mason, Finlay Hewson and David Whitby inflicted the damage in this one.
Pegg Scaffolding are keeping the pressure on in the Premier Division and now sit joint-top with Ziggy’s on 63 points.
They entertained basement boys Ambit Projects and, with Wayne Mason, Dale Parnell and Peter Pegg all clinching maximums, it resulted in a handy 9-1 win.
The Ambits pairing of Rob Rix and Jack Mason did manage to win the doubles to stop the whitewash.
Ziggy’s faced tougher opposition in St James and, although won the match 6-4, they dropped valuable points in the chase for the title.
Gary Hewitt, who won all of his games, led the victory, receiving good support from Martyn Allen, with a brace, and Chad Bassett, who gained a win over Owen Turner.
St James’ points came from Serafim Melo with a brace and Paul Barrett with a good win over Bassett.
The draw specialists from last season are at it again as Exiles played out a tightly-contested match with Wisbech Hawks.
Exiles had Allan Nicholls in scintillating form, winning all his games and pairing up with Jim Defty for the doubles.
Defty also had a win over Graham Sheppard.
For Hawks, Grant Brightey and Steve Ely both posted a couple of wins each and Sheppard had a win over Lee Osler.
Avengers entertained Heacham and a tight contest saw the hosts prevail 6-4.
The home team had Keith Phillips in great form with a maximum, including a good win over James Patterson.
Phillips received good support from Richard Mussett and Phil Brown, who both had wins over David Woolley.
Phillips and Mussett also took the doubles.
For Heacham, both Patterson and Aaron Howell had two wins apiece over Mussett and Brown respectively.
The last match of between the two Wasps teams was a one-sided affair – the first team came out on top 9-1.
Steve Goodale, Mike Crowson and Steve Mason inflicted the damage in this one.
Wasps II gained a consolation point after Paul Reed defeated Goodale.
Player Of the Month winners for October
Premier League: Alan Nicholls.
Division One: Finlay Hewson.