Brancaster Staithe table tennis ace lives up to top billing
West Norfolk table tennis ace Mollie Patterson was delighted to retain the junior mixed doubles title at the PG Mutual Cadet and Junior National Championships.
The Brancaster Staithe teenager won the event last year in partnership with Kate Cheer, who is no longer eligible, so this year teamed up with Commonwealth Games medallist Denise Payet.
The pair were top seeds and lived up to their billing, beating second seeds Charlotte Bardsley and Megan Gidney 3-2 (11-4, 5-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9) in the final.
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