Ambit Projects show great resilience in King’s Lynn league

Kings Lynn Table Tennis Championships'Jeff Chung
Kings Lynn Table Tennis Championships'Jeff Chung

IBA Lynn Table

Tennis League

Division One sides Exiles and Ambit Projects fought out a titanic 5-5 draw in week eight of the league.

The match started with an excellent game between Steve Barrett and Rob Rix, where the latter eventually triumphed after losing the first end.

Alan Nicholls then defeated David Whitby before Jeff Chung came from behind to beat Lee Osler to put Exiles back in front.

Barrett/Nicholls accounted for Rix/Whitby 11-7, 10-12, 11-8, 11-4 in the doubles to level it up for a second time before Nicholls saw off Rix to give Ambit Projects the lead for the first time on the night.

With Barrett beating Chung in three straight ends in the sixth game, Exiles were clear favourites to take the victory.

Whitby got the better of Osler, but Nicholls restored Exiles’ two-game lead by beating Chung.

Rix kept Ambit in it with his second win of the night coming at the expense of Osler before Whitby showed great resilience to come from behind to beat Barrett to secure a draw.

In Division One, the performance of the week, saw Pauls Driving School team come from behind to topple league leaders Runcton Holme 7-3.

Nick Osborne defeated Jack Mason to give Runcton the lead before Steve Hunt redressed the balance with victory over Mel Jupp.

The lead changed hands several times and there was little to separate the two sides at 3-3.

Hunt then gave Pauls Driving School the lead for the second time on the night and this time they didn’t look back.

Trevor Mason had a good win over Mel Jupp and with Jack Mason beating Warren in three straight sets it was enough to see PDS over the line.

But Steve Hunt wasn’t finished yet and he recorded a brilliant win over Osborne to gain his maximum and to give PDS a 7-3 win.

See page 80 for full results and scores.

Heacham League

Hunnys Heroes were again too strong for BT Victory when the two sides clashed in the latest round of matches.

Heroes’ number one Graham Keeley put an end to Mary-Ann Woodhouse’s 100 per cent record with a great win and also beat Steve Hales for his maximum.

The ever improving Tom Yarrow also had a good maximum while father Rob had a five-end win over Woodhouse before losing a five-ender to David Howell.

Victory’s other point in a 7-2 reverse came from a doubles win by Hales and Woodhouse over Keeley and Rob Yarrow.

Adrian’s Allstars got the better of Sedgeford Stars by winning 6-3.

Super sub Mike Cooper, standing in for the injured Mick Minns, came away with a maximum as did Mike Nobes while Adrian Evans secured victory over Dan Witley.

Allstars’ final point came from a doubles win by Cooper and Nobes over Mike and Dan Witley.

Sedgeford Stars won two of the three doubles and their third point came from a win by Mike Witley over Evans.

The Sedgeford Savages trio of Ian Rix, John Marrow and Kerry Smith travelled to Ringstead to take on the Raiders and once again had a big win 9-0 to move back into third place in the table.

Another great friendly match this week when the Friendly Super Subs just lost 5-4 to Spivs Specials.

For full report and photos from the week, visit: www.malc-on- line.co.uk/tabletennis/index.htm