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Andy Castleton defeats Ming Lo in final match to confirm victory


By Pete Woodhouse


It was a bit of a mixed week 14 in IBA King’s Lynn Table Tennis League Division One, with the leaders Hot Shots suffering only their second defeat of the season to the ever-improving West Lynn team.

Danny Vertigan led by example for West Lynn with a fine maximum and had brother Ashley backing him up with a couple of wins, too. Andy Castleton chipped in with a win over Ming Lo in the final match to confirm victory.

For Hot Shots Finlay Hewson (PICTURED) scored a brace and Luke Smith had a win over Castleton; the pair also won the doubles.

Day One of the Table Tennis Championships at Lynnsport. Pictured is Finlay Hewson.. (6929060)
Day One of the Table Tennis Championships at Lynnsport. Pictured is Finlay Hewson.. (6929060)

It was a short night at Runcton Holme as they entertained Spin Doctors, with both teams only fielding two players.

In another surprise result, Runcton Holme went down six games to three. Spin Doctors had Peter Fysh winning both his matches and John Wiggs getting a win as well; the pair also won the doubles.

For Runcton Holme Mel Jupp was the only player to register a win over Wiggs.

The Seasiders are showing their worth this season. They visited Pauls Driving School and drove away with a 7-3 win, Mike Cooper gaining a nice maximum, with good support from Graham Keeley, who had a brace of wins, and Kerry Smith gaining a win over Barry Reed.

For the Driving School it was the instructor himself Paul Barrett (PICTURED) gaining a couple of wins and Adriano Domingo registering a win over Smith.

Kings Lynn Table Tennis Championships....Paul Barrett... (6933922)
Kings Lynn Table Tennis Championships....Paul Barrett... (6933922)

Blades entertained Runcton Holme B and had Mike and Max Smith (not related) in fine form both posting full maximums including the doubles to take a 7-3 win.

For Runcton Carol Parker, Mike Moore and guest Freddie Reed all had wins over Eileen Peacock.

Pegg Scaffolding have now opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the IBA Lynn Table Tennis Premier League.

They visited Ambit Projects and had both Wayne Mason and Dale Parnell in superb form once again with them taking maximum points from their singles and also pairing up to take the doubles. Martin Skipper also chipped in with a win over Jeff Chung to take the match 8-2.

Ambits’ points came from Jack Mason and Rob Rix who both had good wins over Skipper.

Second placed St James were due to take on third placed Ziggys but this was postponed to another date.

Avengers travelled to Heacham and came away with a 7-3 win, much owing to the performance of Richard Mussett who continued his good form with a nice maximum. He had good support from Richard Edwards who scored a brace of wins and Phil Brown who had a win over Vaughan Parker. Edwards and Mussett also took the doubles.

For Heacham Aaron Howell had a couple of good wins and David Woolley had a good win over Brown.

The two Wasps teams came head-to-head and the first team once again came away victors by 9-1. Mike Crowson and Steve Goodale both posted full maximums and Derek Kiddle chipped in with a couple of wins, only losing a fifth end match to Igors Scekalevs.

Wisbech Hawks entertained Exiles and had a good team performance, winning a tight match 6-4. The home team’s Craig Pack and Steve Ely both gained a couple of wins each and also won the doubles together. Grant Brightey had a win over Jim Defty to secure the triumph.

For Exiles Allan Nicholls was once again in great form winning all his matches and Steve Barrett had a win over Brightey.



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