Totterdown top the table

Totterdown C top Division 2 of the Weston and District Table Tennis League.

TOTTERDOWN C are top of Division 2 of the Weston and District Table Tennis League, helped by two good league wins.

Firstly they beat Winsc Warriors 30-6 with Rick Cross, Gary Chell and Bert Hiscock all achieving maximums. Warriors’ Dave Parker, Pete Joiner and Marg Parker picked up six points between them.

The second match finished 29-4 was over a depleted Winsc Wayfarers. Phil Yates beat Totterdown’s Bert Hiscock and took one game from Gary Chell.

Second-placed Vets C won 29-6 against Banwell A’s youngsters. Banwell’s Beth Atkinson beat Gary Every in five games and took one from Len Noble. Some close games for Isaac Boulton and Harry Skidmore saw them winning one each.

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It was a close match between C & C Cobras and Vets C which ended in a 29-13 win for Vets. Gary Every won all his three singles, losing a game each to Cobras’ Rick Hutchinson and John Barker. Hutchinson was top scorer for Cobras with wins over Len Noble and Roger Norvill.

Winsc Warriors were pipped at the post 18-19 by Totterdown Flamingos. The teams were all square at the doubles and a tough five games later, Nigel Andrews and Luda Cronin took the match beating Anne Baker and Pete Joiner.

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The young C & C Banwell A team managed to overcome their clubmates Cobras by a substantial 22-12. Max Jeremiah was the pick of the crop, winning all his matches without losing a game, though Cobras’ Katy Groom gave him a run for his money and John Barker was unlucky to lose by only two points each game.

Hannah Cope managed to beat Katy in a hard fought 3-2 match, winning the last game having been 2-1 down. Beth Atkinson, who improves every month, was unlucky not to win a game against a determined Rick Hutchinson.

It was a tough night for Vets A in Division 1 against C & C Vipers, though Peter Butterworth started the evening in fine style by beating Vipers’ Neil Kirsopp in four, he went on to lose to Mike Withyman.

His match against Andy Greed, another defensive player, was the longest of the evening before going to Greed in the fourth. Roger Crump had problems with attack in his games against Kirsopp and Greed and had opportunities to beat Withyman just failing to get over the line.

Ann Sandford was unable to beat a consistent Greed and Withyman, but came up trumps against Kirsopp, Vipers winning 8-2.

In-form Paul Hayward of Winsc Renegades defeated all three Demons, with Mike Summers, Graham Cheeseman and Jason King unable to take a game from him. Trevor Jones also with three had a tough match against Cheeseman before taking the fifth 12-10. Renegades won 8-2.

Two teams met with only two players each and with similar handicaps in Group A of the Archdale Cup. Demons’ Mike Summers and Bert Hiscock beat Wayfarers’ Rich Parker and Phil Yates, Parker managing one game from Summers. Demons won 4-0.

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