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Convincing 9-0 victory at Heacham seals title in IBA Lynn Table Tennis League

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After a long, hard battle Wasps are the Barrett Doubles champions of the Premier Division of the IBA Lynn Table Tennis League.

A convincing 9-0 win away at Heacham wrapped up the honours with Derek Kiddle, Steve Goodale and Mike Crowson gaining the points they needed to take the title.

MLNF Steve Goodale Plate winner... (8413129)
MLNF Steve Goodale Plate winner... (8413129)

Wasps are very worthy winners of the crown, losing only one match all season and just dropping 15 games in the process.

Second, third and fourth were separated by the narrow margin of only four points.

But it was Ziggy’s who finally finished in second position following an impressive 8-1 win away to Wisbech Hawks.

Martyn Allen was the man in control in this one, gaining maximum points with both John Blyth and Chuck Hewitt.

The Hewitt/Blyth partnership was unlucky to miss out on a maximum after losing to the Craig Pack and Mike Smith pairing.

Third place went to Avengers who put Ambit Projects to the sword with a convincing 9-0 win.

The trio of Keith Phillips, Don Dixon and Rick Edwards caused all the damage in this one.

St James picked up fourth position after a strong 8-1 win against Pegg Scaffolding who struggled to field a team.

Owen Turner partnered both Mark Pearman and Alan Jones for the full six points with the Pearman/Jones pairing only losing out to David Lemmon and Trevor Mason, who helped out.

The final game of the week saw Exiles take on Wasps II.

In another one-sided affair, it was the home team who took the points with an 8-1 success.

Competition sponsor Steve Barrett paired up with both Lee Osler and Steve Barber to win all his allotted matches.

The Osler/Barber pairing lost out to David Patrick and Igors Scekalevs to stop the whitewash.

Only three matches took place in the Division One Barrett Doubles, but with games still outstanding the title is now between Runcton Holme and Walton Club.

Runcton strengthened their position at the top with a convincing 9-0 win over Blades.

The trio of John Mingay, Nick Osborne and Mel Jupp proved too strong and ran away with maximum points.

Walton Club travelled to Lynnsport to take on Spin Doctors and had a convincing 8-1 win themselves.

James Yu paired up with Karen Hubble and stand-in Finlay Hewson to take the allotted six points.

The Hubble and Hewson pairing only lost out to Peter Fysh and John Wiggs and it leaves them 13 points behind Runcton Holme with a possible 14 points still up for grabs.

The only other match to take place was West Lynn Rangers against Paul’s Driving School.

With the away team only turning up with two players, it left only three games to play and handed West Lynn a 6-0 head start.

The home team of Lewis Watson, Andy Castleton and stand-in Trevor Mason made light work of the opposition and won the remaining games to win 9-0.

With Runcton Holme B not showing up against Hot Shots it gave them a 9-0 walkover.

If they win their remaining two games with ease they have the possibility of finishing second.

The league thank Steve Barrett for once again sponsoring the competition.

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