Wasps beat King’s Lynn league champions TopSpynn to finish third behind Ziggys

Ross Brown and Richard Johnson in action for Topspynn
Ross Brown and Richard Johnson in action for Topspynn
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In the IBA Protect Lynn Table Tennis Premier League, champions TopSpynn went down 6-4 at home to Wasps.

With TopSpynn only being able to field two players for their last league game it was always an uphill task to get the win and finish on a high.

However Ross Brown secured a nice maximum and also partnered his dad Phil for the double. For Wasps Steve Goodale, Tomasz Simka and Mike Crowson all defeated Phil to see them finish a strong third in the table.

Ziggys secured second place with a 7-3 win over Avengers. Alan Nicholls was on form for the home side defeating all the opposition and teaming up with Chuck Hewitt to take the doubles. Chuck also chipped in with a brace of wins and John Blyth had a win over Richard Mussett.

Keith Phillips had two wins and Jerry Irving had a win over John in reply.

Wisbech Wizards finished in fourth after a 7-3 win at home to Pegg Scaffolding.

Although the Wizards won the match, away player Dale Parnell was on form with a nice maximum. Brett Heppenstall, Grant Brightey and Alan Ashberry gained the seven points for the home team.

St James defeated Heacham ‘A’ 9-1, Howard Lupton and Owen Turner both had full maximums and Alan Jones chipped in with a brace, only losing out to Leigh MacDonald.

Heacham entertained Ambit Projects and also won 7-3, Aaron Howell and David Wooley both with maximums for the home team and a Vaughan Parker win over Chris Ely was enough to see off their opponents. For Ambits David Whitby and Graham Rogerson both defeated Vaughan and paired up to take the doubles.

In Division One, it’s still all to play for at the top.

The undefeated Wisbech Hawks game was called off but they now know they only need five points to secure the league and return to the Premier.

Currently tied at the top is Runcton Holme and Wasps ‘2’ who both had 9-1 wins last week. Runcton beat the Spin Doctors and had John Mingay and Melvyn Jupp with maximums, and Nick Osborne only lost out to Pete McDonagh.

Wasps ‘2’ defeated Greenfingers and had Mick Forth and Igors Scekalevs with maximums, Paul Reed only losing out to Mike Cooper.

Runcton Holme ‘A’ entertained Swaffham Terriers and in a tight match went down 6-4, Danny Vertigan with a maximum and a John Ganley win over Keith Richardson for the home team.

For the Terriers Peter Fysh and Peter Nunn both scored a brace and and won the doubles together.

Keith Richardson’s win came over Colney Vertigan who won his first-ever end in league table tennis in the process.

Blades took on a two-man Pauls Driving School and came away with a 6-4 win, Jack Mason winning both his games and teaming up with Lewis Watson to take the doubles.

For PDS, Paul Barrett and Ash Starling bagged two wins apiece.

Junior coaching once again starts tonight in the Table Tennis Centre at Lynnsport, 7pm-8pm for beginners and £3.50 each.

The KLTTA Presentation Night will be taking place on Saturday, May 20 at Lynnsport, starting at 7pm until 12am with a disco and buffet.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for children; for tickets please contact Karen Hubble at k.hubble@btinter net.com

Final table on right.

TopSpynn 18 14 1 3 222

Ziggys 18 13 1 4 212

Wasps 18 11 3 4 198

Wizards 18 10 5 3 194

St James 18 10 0 8 192

Pegg Scaffolding 18 9 1 8 184

Avengers 18 7 3 8 182

Heacham 18 4 2 12 162

Heacham A 18 2 2 14 126

Ambit Projects 18 0 2 16 122


Psk Lynnhoven 5 3 0 2 6