Jack stars for Banwell

C & C Banwell youngsters impress in their match against Winsc Warriors in the Weston Table Tennis League.

IN Division 2 of the Weston Table Tennis League, the three youngsters of C & C Banwell impressed with their hard work and good attitude in their match against Winsc Warriors.

They were unlucky not to come away with more points. Jack Brent won all three, and despite having some problems with chop and side spin, could be unplayable in a few seasons.

For the first time this season he beat his granddad, Warriors’ Pete Joiner in three. Leo Reid and Katy Groom are becoming good steady players, Katy having some long hard rallies.

Everything came down to the doubles, but a combination of brute force - Cath Smith and deviousness - Dave Parker won it for Warriors 21-18.


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Vets C had a nine point advantage over Winsc Wayfarers’ Rich Parker and Phil Yates, but only managed to scrape home 20-18, Parker and Yates winning all three singles and again the match hung on the doubles, Mark Treasure and Tony Chedgy taking it three to two giving them the vital two points.

Another close match was between C & C Cobras and Winsc Warriors, with John Barker pulling off all three singles, though all the Warriors took games from him. Anne Baker beat Cobras’ Rick Hutchinson and Mike Gould. Barker and Hutchinson taking the doubles in three gave a close 20-17 to Cobras.

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Totterdown C took no prisoners against C & C Banwell B. Garry Chell, Rick Cross and Mark Price scoring maximum points. Katy Groom won games from Chell and Price and Jack Brent one from Chell. Totterdown C won the match 30-4.

In Division 1, C & C Vipers had two good results. Totterdown Demons went down to them 8-2, Andy Greed taking all three, Kiem Mu and Jade Cope two each. Jade found Demons’ Graham Cheeseman and Mike Summers hard going before beating both 12-10 in the fifth game.

Kiem Mu, Andy Greed and Mike Withyman all fell to a determined Winsc Renegades’ Paul Hayward, though Mu and Greed both managed one game from him. In a close doubles, Greed and Withyman just eased out Hayward and Trevor Jones in the fifth to give Vipers a 7-3 match win.

How close can the scores get with close games and long rallies, and still end up as a 9-1 win for Vets A against Winsc Rebels, Peter Butterworth won all three despite a five game set against Rebels’ Ros Hansen. Colin Lewis won his three without losing a game. Dave Hunt took Rebels’ lone point in five tough games.

Bill Bruton was in top form for Walton Wanderers, winning all his singles against Winsc Rebels. Rebels’ Dave Hunt won one game from him and went on to beat Ray Jenkins and Mike Harris. Hunt and Rob Hansen lost out in the doubles to Jenkins and Bruton in four, the match going to Wanderers 8-2.

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