Pythons prove too strong for Totterdown

C&C Pythons proved too strong for Totterdown C in the Weston & District Table Tennis League.

IN THE Weston & District Table Tennis League Division 1, C&C Pythons dominated against Totterdown C, winning 9-1.

Man of the match Andy Elliott comfortably won all three matches, but Totterdown did not go down without a fight and four of the matches went to the final game. Phil Orchard managed the only victory for Totterdown, beating Kiem Ku 11-9 in the fifth set.

C&C Vipers proved too strong for Winscombe Rebels winning 9-1. Mike Withyman (man of the match) and Bill Atkinson were undefeated for Vipers, while Rob Hansen scored the only victory for the Rebels, beating Keith Duthie 13-11 in the fifth.

Veterans Mark Treasure (man of the match) and Pete Butterworth were undefeated in their team’s 9-1 victory over Winscombe Renegades.


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Dave Williams of Renegades won one match and nearly grabbed another, having gone 2-0 up against Mark Treasure. He just lost the third 16-18 and then lost the next two games 7-11, 6-11.

Veterans Gary Evry had a topsy-turvy match against Rick Hutchinson with Rick winning the first game, Gary the next two. Rick won the fourth which set up an epic battle finally won by Gary 18-16 in the last.

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Champions C&C Pythons were in dominating form in the whitewash of the Veterans. Andy Elliot and Andy Greed only dropped a single game each.

Roger Crump came the closest to grabbing a point for the Veterans when he narrowly lost 12-10 in the fifth game to Kiem Mu. The doubles between Andy Greed/Andy Elliott and Ann Sandford/|Roger Crump was a tight match, with the two Andy’s winning 13-11, 11-13, 12-10, 11-6.

The star of this tight clash between the Totterdowns Demons and the C team was Demon Mike Summers, who was undefeated.

Phil Orchard won two matches for the C team, while Jason King won two for Demons, who ran out 6-4 winners.

Two-player Totterdown Flamingos were no match for N&B Tigers, losing 8-2.

Tigers’ Mark Ratajczak and chairman Dave Grounsell were undefeated.

Credit goes to the much-improved Tony Sawyer (Flamingo’s) for a hard-fought victory over Steve Charlton, when he came back from two games down to win the third 12-10, followed by 11-8, 11-8.

In Division 2, Winscombe Warriors and Veterans B enjoyed a very close match, which after all the singles matches had been played, the score was level at 16 points each.

The final match, the doubles, started with Warriors Anne Baker/Dave Parker comfortably winning the first game 11-6. However, Vets Jon Codd (player of the match) and John Barcham, powered back to win the next three games 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 and in doing so won the match 19-17.

Worlebury Golf Club enjoyed a 23-11 victory over Totterdown A in Division 2. In the first match, Adrian Hurrell (Golf Club) managed to edge out George Evans (Totterdown) 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 13-11. George showed some excellent attacking shots, showing much improved consistency since last season.

In another excellent match, Paul Wright (Totterdown) overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat junior Jaz Hurrell, winning the next three games 11-3, 12-10, 11-5.

George Evans pushed John Ratajczak (Golf Club) very close with more excellent attacking in their first game finally losing 15-13, having had game points.

In the doubles, Jaz Hurrell performed well to help the Golf Club defeat George Evans/Trevor Williams 11-3, 11-3, 11-8 to give the Golf Club overall victory 23-11.

Banwell’s Mike Skidmore (player of the match) and Alessio Napolitano proved too strong for their N&B Panther opponents, winning all their matches and the doubles, giving Banwell a 25-11 victory.

They were supported by the fast-improving junior Dasha Rouselle, who recorded a victory over Kath Palmer-Neale 12-10, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5.

Tony Coleman (Panthers) can consider himself unlucky to have lost to Alessio, having come back from being 2-0 down 11-13, 11-13, winning the next two games 12-10, 13-11, only to lose 7-11 in the fifth and also losing to Mike 12-14 in the fifth.

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