Totterdown whitewashed by Vipers

Three victories each by Beth Atkinson and Max Jeremiah helped C & C Vipers to a 10-0 win over Totterdown C.

IT was a good opening match of the Weston and District Table Tennis season for C & C Vipers, when young players Beth Atkinson and Max Jeremiah contributed three singles each.

Totterdown C’s Rick Cross took two games from Beth and Max lost one to Garry Chell. Totterdown’s long-serving veteran Bert Hiscock had a close match against Bill Atkinson. Beth and Max’s winning doubles brought a successful match to a 10-0 end.

C & C Pythons’ Mike Harris and Andy Greed had close matches against Totterdown Demons and won all their singles plus the doubles. Kiem Mu beat Mike Summers before falling to Graham Cheeseman and Jason King. Pythons won 8-2.

Vets A’s Colin Lewis playing particularly well and had a clean sweep against Winsc Rebels, with the loss of one to Mike Baker. Rebels’ Dave Hunt beat Roger Crump and Ann Sandford. It was a hard doubles for Sandford and Lewis, who needed all five games against Rich Parker and Hunt. Vets won 8-2.

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Winsc Rebels against Renegades could have gone either way. Dave Hunt won all three for Rebels after a tough five game set against Paul Hayward. Rebels’ Hunt and Hansen were one point ahead at the doubles, but lost out to Trevor Jones and Hayward to level the match five each.

It was another tight match between Totterdown Demons and Vets A. Graham Cheeseman and Peter Butterworth started off the match with three close games, Butterworth scraping home 19-17 in the third.

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Mike Summers had his first Division 1 win for Demons, beating Ann Sandford in four. Vets’ Gary Every was unlucky to lose a close five game match against Nigel Andrews. Butterworth and Sandford’s doubles win gave Vets a 6-4 win.

Paul Hayward was in top form for Renegades, winning three singles against Totterdown C. Totterdown’s Garry Chell and Mike Summers beat both Phil Yates and Dave Williams. Yates and Hayward set the seal on the match in a winning five game doubles against Bert Hiscock and Chell. Renegades won 6-4.

C & C Pythons beat clubmates Vipers 6-4, leaving Vipers wondering if a little more composure would have given them the match when Max Jeremiah, 7-1 up in the fifth against Pythons’ Mike Harris, then lost 11-7. Beth Atkinson was 8-4 up in the fifth against Kiem Mu, but let the game get away 11-9. Pythons won what was still an enjoyable night.

Both Beth Atkinson and Max Jeremiah, past Pulsford Cup winners, continue to improve. Jeremiah won all his singles for Vipers in four against Vets’ Colin Lewis and needing five against Roger Crump and Ann Sandford.

Beth beat Ann Sandford losing narrowly against Crump. Lewis and Sandford held off Beth and Max in the doubles, but the match went to Vipers 7-3.

In Division 2, a depleted Winsc Warriors team of Anne Baker and Pete Joiner put up a good fight before going down 26-12 to Vets C.

The two C & C Banwell teams A & B were in contention in a very close match. The A team’s Jack Brent took top honours with all three, losing one game each to John Thurlow and Max Bretherton.

Alex Chandler won two and the A team went into the doubles with a one point lead. The B teams’ Mike Skidmore and John Thurlow turned on the pressure winning in three giving Banwell B a close 18-16 win.

Jack Brent was man of the match for Banwell A winning his contests with two games lost to Vets A’s John Barcham. Vets C’s greater experience showed when they won 23-11.

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