Banwell lose out in derby

TABLE TENNIS - IN Division 2 of the Weston and District Table Tennis League, C & C Clevedon scored a solid 24-16 win over club mates Banwell.

IN Division 2 of the Weston and District Table Tennis League, C & C Clevedon scored a solid 24-16 win over club mates Banwell with Callum Parkins winning all three, losing a game to Banwell's Martin Weston.

Weston had two five game contests to overcome Warren Taylor and James Bessant. Jade Cope came through with two for Banwell, also beating Taylor and Bessant.

Second placed Totterdown Flamingos consolidated their place with a 27-7 winning match over Winsc Warriors, Roger Bowden and Nigel Andrews both with three singles wins. Warriors' Paul Millward took the second game from Bowden. Trevor Williams contributed with winning matches over Cath Smith and Margaret Parker.

Rookery Manor Rooks' Steve Lu and Ian Clapp were in top form against Totterdown Flamingos both winning their singles, Lu undefeated, Clapp losing a game to Flamingos Graham Cheeseman. Kiem Mu overcame Roger Bowden and Trevor Williams. With a winning doubles, Rookery Manor won the match 27-5.


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In Division 1, a re-arranged game went Revolutions' way after a close match against Winsc Rebels. Revolutions' Barry Lewis had a close contest against both Rob Hansen and Dave Hunt, beating both in four games; Mike Baker fell to him in three. Neil Clements had three hard fought matches to beat Hansen and Hunt in four and five, but Baker managed to hold out to overcome him 12-10 in the fifth. Revolutions won 7-3.

Walton Wanderers' Andy Wakefield and Bill Bruton both overcame the Winsc Wayfarer's duo, Rich Parker and Phil Yates in three. Vic Davies had a tougher time to just beat Parker in four but lost out to Yates 10-12 in the fifth game. The Wayfarers lost the doubles after putting up stiff resistance in a tight doubles, giving Wanderers the match 9-1.

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In Archdale's Group B, Vets A were hopeful of winning their match against Walton Wanderers and it looked likely for the first four games when Vets' Peter Butterworth (-1) beat Keith Ambrose (2) in three. Colin Lewis (2) overcame Bill Bruton (-2), Ann Sandford (4) beat Roy Jenkins (-3). When Lewis won the next against Ambrose, hopes were high. After that everything went Wanderers' way when they took all the next five Bruton taking the winning match with a 20-21 third game against Butterworth and the match 5-4.

Rookery Rooks scored a good win over the second placed Winsc Renegades, Steven Lu (0) and Kiem Mu (8) both three each, Mu lost one game to Gary Cattermole (-4). Ian Clapp (0) beat Paul Hayward (-3) but fell to Cattermole and David Williams (1). Rooks won 7-2.

Walton Village, forging ahead in Group A, won their match against Vets B by a comfortable 9-0. Matt Fligelstone (8) and Andy Elliot (3) both winning without loss. Andrew Paisey (8) lost his first game to Tony Chedgy (9) before taking control in the next two.

Totterdown Flamingos delivered a decisive 6-3 win over Winsc Warriors, Trevor Williams (12), Nigel Andrews (6) and Paul Harding (11) winning 2 points each. Warriors' three were taken by Dave Parker (10) who beat Andrews and Harding and Paul Millward (11) whose point came from a win against Williams. Cath Smith was unlucky to lose out after close games against Andrews.

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