Harry makes his mark
New table tennis player Harry Skidmore made a good impression on his debut for C & C Banwell.
C & C BANWELL were on level terms with clubmates Cobras right to the final contest.
A new player for Banwell, 11-year-old Harry Skidmore (17) made a good impression by beating John Barker (13) and Mike Gould (16). Ewan Boddy (17) also played well and had three close games with Gould.
Beth Atkinson (13) won all her matches beating Rick Hutchinson (11) and Gould (16) in two, but lost a game to Barker. Atkinson had the pleasure of clinching a close match in the final contest when she beat Barker. Banwell won 5-4.
Cobras had better fortunes against Winsc Rebels in another close match to win 5-4, but needed their greater handicaps to keep the Division 1 team at bay.
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Cobras’ Leo Reid (16) won all three which included winning the close ninth match when he beat Rob Hansen (3) 11 and 12. Mike Baker (5) won two for Rebels, Dave Hunt (1) and Hansen one each.
Walton Wanderers couldn’t afford to let a point go astray in their match against Totterdown Flamingos. Gareth Edwards (2) had a particularly tough time before overcoming Phil Orchard (15), Trevor Williams (14) and Nigel Andrews (8), with Andrews managing to take the second game from him. Bill Bruton (2) and Ray Jenkins (-3) won two each giving Wanderers a 7-2 winning score.
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Winsc Renegades started three points adrift with only two players against Banwell B, though both played hard and long most matches going to three games.
Banwell’s Max Jeremiah (9) beat both Renegades’ Dave Williams (5) and Trevor Jones (5). Jones also fell to both Alex Chandler (16) and Jack Brent (14) in close games as Banwell B won 7-2.